Whether it be the winter climate or more people being ineligible due to cold and flu infections, January typically sees a decline in blood donations. That's why on December 31, 1969, President Richard Nixon made a proclamation that officially designated January as National Blood Donor Month. From then on, each January has launched an awareness campaign that acknowledges voluntary blood donors, encourages more people to participate in order to curtail shortages and proactively reinforces the criticality of blood donations in time of need.
One visit to a healthcare professional can remedy many patient problems, but some conditions may require ongoing treatments. This means timely follow-up care is vital for maintaining positive outcomes, fostering reliable relationships and gaining operational efficiencies. Keep reading to learn 5 tips for effective patient follow-up as well as the importance of ongoing and consistent patient communication efforts.
It's officially 2022 and while January is not only the time for new year's resolutions, it also happens to be National Birth Defects Prevention Month. So, whether you're looking to plan a family or are a healthcare provider who delivers pediatric care, we've compiled some important facts and resources about birth defects in an effort to bring awareness to proactive women's health.
“Surprise billing" may be an unfamiliar term, but chances are you or someone you know has experienced it. If you've been "surprise billed", you have received an unexpected bill from a facility or healthcare provider. This usually happens because you've received medical care from a provider or facility outside your health insurance plan's network. When that occurs, the insurance company isn't paying, so you get the bill -- definitely an unpleasant surprise. Keep reading part three of our "New Year, New Rules'' #rtblogseries to learn more!
Welcome to part 2 of our “New Year, New Rules” #rtblogseries! With the finalized Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rules for 2022, there’s a lot of changes to cover and explain. That's why we’ve gathered all the essential information regarding billable units and modifiers to make sure you aren’t caught off guard when it comes to receiving payments. Let’s go over the basics together.
In June of 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new physician payment rule that focuses on improving healthcare equity and increasing patient accessibility. With this rule being finalized in November of last year, its changes are now in effect and will influence not only how your practice operates but also how your patients receive care.
With the pandemic still looming as we approach the fall season, it is important to remember safety precautions when it comes to both COVID and the Flu as well as how each differs from one another. Keep reading to stay up to date on which symptoms to expect, how to be prepared and what to do if you are diagnosed with COVID.
Seeing a physical therapist after undergoing knee or back surgery isn't unusual, in fact most expect it; however, including physical therapy as an integral part of a breast cancer patient's post-surgery rehabilitation is relatively new. Now, physical therapists are collaborating with other medical professionals to help those suffering from breast cancer achieve their optimal quality of life, whether they've had minor surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments or a double mastectomy.
People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that are most frequently employed to help people living with disabilities, injuries and illnesses: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language and applied behavioral analysis.
While many people recognize the integral role doctors play in the healing and recovery of patients, physical therapists are just as important in helping patients who are injured, have had surgery or need to restore everyday functionality. That's why each year, the Physical Therapy Day of Service (PTDOS) helps raise global awareness for physical therapy (PT) professionals and their contribution to the healthcare industry as well as empowers communities through acts of local volunteering.