Terry Rehabilitation & Testing
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Mean Tweets for YOUR Benefit

I am a very compassionate and congenial person. That’s why I’m a PT. So why do I mean tweet insurance companies? (more…)

North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP)

Due to policy and procedures established by your insurance company, you may experience a delay of up to 30 days before starting physical therapy. The situation is currently not under our control. (more…)

Molina Healthcare

We have been members of the Molina provider network since 2012, however last fall, Molina refused payment on services on the grounds that we were not in their provider network. (more…)

Can I Just Pay the Cash Discount Price?

If you have a high deductible, a “Cash Discount” sounds like something that could save you money…but the devil is in the details, as the saying goes. (more…)

“Faux-sical Therapy” Identity Crisis

In this world of intense marketing and endless choices, people are always attempting to re-brand, or even un-brand themselves. Looking online for a church a few years ago, I found that many appeared at first to be non-denominational, but were in fact, part of a mainstream denomination. For reasons known only to them, they had dropped the denomination from their name, or buried it under the “What We Believe” page. The same is becoming more and more true of health care providers and products. (more…)

Amerigroup Authorizations

Beginning April 18, 2016, Amerigroup will require all therapy authorization requests to originate from the referring physician’s office. The rules for Amerigroup therapy authorizations have changed about 3 times in the past 18 months, so if you plan to use Amerigroup insurance for your therapy, you need to pay close attention! (more…)

Notice of Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.  PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. (more…)

Pain and Therapy

Physical therapists get a bad rap when it comes to pain. Sometimes pain is necessary for recovery, however, saying “no pain, no gain” goes too far. Although I’ve addressed the role of pain in therapy, and used the term productive and unproductive a thousand times related to pain, I never thought to put it down on paper (in cyberspace) quite that way until the other day. (more…)

Treatment Effectiveness – Trick or Treat?

This is a very interesting article, and I think that any patient that is planning to undergo physical therapy should read through it.  After you’ve read it, I have a few (ok, more than a few) comments:View Post (more…)

Treatment Expectations

I have recently started doing “Utilization Peer Review” work in my spare time.  I wanted to ensure that I was acquainted with all aspects of the workers compensation system, and to be honest, I was a little curious to see what other clinics were doing.  UPR means that I spend some of my time each week working on a contract basis for insurance companies, reviewing the work of other therapists, and making recommendations regarding the appropriateness of proposed future care.

Well, it’s been extremely revealing, and leads me to today’s post about treatment expectations. (more…)