What is the biggest issue you face as a Physical Therapist?

As I stated in a recent post to APTA President Dr. Rockar, one of the biggest issues I face as a clinician in Pittsburgh, is the inability to accept a major regional insurance plan, UPMC (his response is here).
Here are a few questions I would like to pose to the readers of this site:
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  • Here in Quebec our Worker’s comp. is currently paying us 36$ per treatment for a worker’s comp patient…. Regardless of what is done in the treatment the rate stays 36$. As a buissness owner, Needless to say, for a 30 minutes visit, 36$ is wayyyyy below my net cost per treatment. That’s a BIG issue.

    Frédéric Wellens, pht, Canadian Intermediate Diploma in Manual Therapy September 15, 2013 8:16 am Reply
  • Reporting from NY state here: WC, NF and some private insurances are paying less than $40/visit with the max reimbursement (in-network) at $50/visit. Thus NY PTs are over-utilizing Medicare (top 3 in utilization IIRC)…most clinicians can see a patient for less than 40 mins and charge $90+ for MC, doubling their rate compared to other payors.

    KeithP September 15, 2013 4:16 pm Reply
  • One of the biggest issue I face in practicing my profession as a physical therapist is our tax which has been increased dramatically.
    http:www.rehabexperts.com.ph

    lance October 11, 2013 1:30 am Reply
  • Things in South East Asia aren’t much better. Most the cases in our part of the world are self-paying so we need really to be on top of things to stay competitive.
    Anyway, all the best from Core Concepts – Physiotherapy Centre

    victorkhoo October 15, 2013 8:54 pm Reply

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