Critical Thinking

APTA released 2013: A Year in Review

If you practice in the United States, I recommend you watch this video, released today by the APTA.  It highlights some issues that may be affecting us as we move forward.  One quote made by Dr. Rockar, highlights the changing reimbursement system (which is important for all of us to understand. 5:48 in the video).

“We have also heard the message loud and clear that the procedure-based system of payment that we have been getting reimbursed on for a number of years is just something that is not working for the payers nor the healthcare system and its sustainability.  So an alternative payment system is something that we have been looking at and it is currently going through the AMA CPT process. And we are looking to have some movement on that initiative in 2014 so that by 2015 we can educate the members more and more about it.” – Dr. Paul Rockar, APTA President

What are your thoughts on this change?  Are we moving in the right direction?  I would love to hear from you.

Happy New Years!!!!!

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