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A Clinician’s Guide to the Top Physical Therapy Trends of 2022

By |2022-03-29T11:30:54-04:00January 18th, 2022|Independent Practices and Entrepreneurs, Latest News + Research, Patient/Clients For Life|

Rehab professionals are constantly battling to keep their patients involved and engaged in their prescribed therapy, a common source of frustration and burn-out among clinicians (link to “Stopping PT” piece). Today, we’ll consider several novel strategies to better engage patients by leveraging the technology already at their fingertips – their smartphones. We’ll discuss three primary categories of apps that can help boost patient engagement with their plan of care and your practice: patient education apps, home exercise program apps, and specialty apps for specific rehab populations.

The Patient-Provider Relationship

By |2022-03-17T12:19:08-04:00December 17th, 2021|Latest News + Research|

Clinicians intuitively understand the value of developing strong relationships with their patients. The research supports this intuition: patients who have a therapeutic alliance with their provider demonstrate better clinical outcomes, and satisfied patients keep coming back. Learn how AC Health can help you build better relationships to improve outcomes and grow your business.

Remote Therapeutic Monitoring: Your Guide for Coding Changes in 2022

By |2022-04-14T09:46:29-04:00November 30th, 2021|Latest News + Research|

CMS intends to debut five new Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RPM) codes in January 2022, allowing physical therapists and possibly other rehabilitation providers to bill for the time they spend monitoring and analyzing patient data collected from in-home medical devices. These new codes have the potential to expand telehealth and hybrid care offerings in the rehabilitation space, increasing the accessibility and convenience of rehab services for patients and maximizing revenue for outpatient practices. Learn how remote therapeutic monitoring can improve patient adherence and outcomes in your practice.

New PT’s Guide: Measuring & Improving the Delivery of Patient Care

By |2022-03-17T12:42:35-04:00October 11th, 2021|Latest News + Research, Patient/Clients For Life|

Leveraging technology to improve the patient experience and the care you provide. Some basic forms of health tech such as electronic medical records are so ubiquitous now that you may take them for granted, but they can significantly streamline the way you deliver care – provided you’re using them to their full potential.

4 Ways Technology Must Improve Post-Pandemic Class Communication

By |2022-08-05T12:35:56-04:00September 27th, 2021|Latest News + Research|

Covid-19 accelerated the adoption of technology within the school system at large — that much is clear to everyone. What isn’t clear, however, is how well that technology managed the vital, human communication necessary for effective education in the absence of face-to-face contact. Read on for what the latest reviewed research says your next communication platform must have to jumpstart a true hybrid education solution for schools and students everywhere — without the panic of a pandemic!

Valid Reasons to Terminate a Patient from your PT Practice

By |2022-01-01T14:56:59-05:00September 17th, 2021|Latest News + Research|

Elsewhere on the blog, we’ve discussed the practical and clinical reasons to suggest that a patient should pause or stop physical therapy in 5 Reasons to Stop PT. However, we haven’t yet considered the darker side of this conversation: what happens when a patient’s behavior makes you and your colleagues feel unsafe? In this article, we’ll discuss several situations in which you may need to terminate a patient and the steps to take in this process.

New Telehealth Research: Best Use Cases and Current Limitations [2021]

By |2022-09-23T20:15:29-04:00July 19th, 2021|General Healthcare, Latest News + Research|

The increased use of tele-health services during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of research on the topic, with some providers, including rehabilitation professionals, questioning its efficacy and feasibility. (1) Today, we’ll delve into the currently available research to consider what telehealth in 2021 can and can’t do for providers and patients in the rehab realm.

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