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Telehealth: Bringing Value to Your PT Practice Beyond Patient Visits

Published on Author Michael GassmanLeave a comment

Grow Your PT Practice Beyond Patient Visits

Editorial originally appeared in Healthcare Business Today
Nov. 12, 2018

I don’t have time. It’s too expensive. I don’t have a doctor’s referral.

If you’re a physical therapist or a primary care physician who has recommended physical therapy (PT) to patients, you’re likely familiar with these excuses and misperceptions.

One in two adults are affected by a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition, which includes trauma, back pain and arthritis, costing an estimated $213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages. Yet, as many as 70 percent of patients fail to adhere to their PT treatment recommendations.

The reasons why vary. Non-compliance with exercises between clinic visits may lead to frustration with the effectiveness of their PT’s regimen. Some patients require more consistent encouragement between visits, or changes in insurance policies may influence their out-of-pocket costs. So, how can physical therapists bridge this divide?

 

To read the full article, visit Healthcare Business Today.

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