Weekly News Scan: 2020 CMS Proposed Rule is Here, Looking at Physical Therapy Holistically

This week in the news, we look at a breakdown of the CMS proposed rule for 2020, the role physical therapy is playing in holistic health and how to coach effectively to increase employee satisfaction. We hope you enjoy!

Proposed fee schedule rule wrestles with PTA, OTA services delivered ‘in part’; includes changes to MIPS, APTA News, July 30, 2019

The CMS proposed rule for 2020 is finally here and it includes changes to MIPS, plans for the new PTA and OTA modifiers, clarifications to the threshold amounts set by CMS, and much more. As always, the proposed physician fee schedule document is a doozy and this year was no different with a mind numbing 1704 pages that covered a range of different providers and settings. Get a breakdown of the big stories for outpatient rehab in this APTA article as well as here in our latest blog from Clinicient founder, Jerry Henderson.  

Looking at physical therapy holistically, PT in Motion, July 2019

While the concept of holistic health isn’t new, there’s a growing realization that helping patients achieve optimal health requires both the mind and the body. What’s driving this? If you look at current trends, “by the year 2030 we will not have a fit enough society to serve in our military and all of our community positions such as police officers and fire fighters”. This is a very sobering fact but something that physical therapists are looking to help fight. Learn more about the role physical therapy is playing in holistic health, how to get started, where outcomes come into play, and much more in this article.   

Employee satisfaction through coaching, sometimes, IMPACT Magazine, August 2019

The word “coach” gets used in many forms, but what does it truly mean to “coach” someone and is it always the best approach to building employee satisfaction? While it is possible to increase employee satisfaction through coaching, it is no substitute for poor onboarding or making expectations clear amongst your team. Don’t miss this IMPACT article for more on cultivating employee satisfaction.

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Taylor Goldsmith

Content Marketing Program Manager

Taylor Goldsmith is the Content Marketing Program Manager at Clinicient where she manages the blog, social media strategy, supports lead generation activities and more. She provides insightful direction to a variety of other daily Clinicient activities and brings to her team knowledge of core and emerging marketing strategies. Taylor earned a Public Relations degree from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. In her spare time, she likes to travel, explore the Portland food scene, and cheer on the Oregon Ducks.

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