Start A Therapy Practice Podcast

The Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare will affect everything in the next few years and it is not going away.

Here is what you will learn in this Podcast

  • What I learned at little known Healthcare meetings
  • What are Medical Homes
  • Who are the people pulling the strings in this system
  • What to expect as a consumer
  • What to expect as a doctor
  • What to expect as a therapist
  • Will reimbursement rates go down
  • Will my insurance premium go up
  • What steps can I take now
  • Concierge and Cashed Based Medicine


A quote I found regarding medical homes in AR--they were talking about adding hip and knee replacement and congestive heart failure but of course these quotes will apply to all.

(1) The type or types of small businesses that will be directly affected by the proposed rule, bear
the cost of the proposed rule, or directly benefit from the proposed rule. Health Care providers providing services for conditions covered under episodes included in the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative.
A description of how small businesses will be adversely affected. Some health care providers may benefit from the episode performance payment model, while those providing services that do not meet certain cost and quality standards will see reduced provider revenue. Impact to any individual provider will depend on the provider's behavior and performance.

go to this link and when you see "want more details on changing Medicaid regulations" pop up in the window that changes.

* The federal government has promised to pay the full cost of expansion until 2017. By 2020, states would shoulder 10 percent of the costs.
    Medical home explanation with links. For them
Wikipedia explanation of Medical Homes
US Department of Health and Human Services Medical Home explanation
Wisconsin Medical Homes
North Carolina Medical Homes
Medical Home Implementation by State by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Health Care Reform and Medical Homes at the American Academy of Pediatrics Website
American College of Physicians
      Helps doctors understand and set up a Medical Home. Lots of info here
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Study on Medical Homes
Concierge Doctor
    Doctors can join to do this here
Wikipedia - Concierge Medicine
Concierge Medicine Journal
     Good blog to subscribe to keep updated on
Direct Access Laws per Physical Therapy
   Proposed changes in the Hippocratic oath...Scary stuff from Physicians for Reform
Video of the Arkansas Health Connector to the Health Exchange - Created by Arkansas Department of Health
Government Seeking Inclusion of "Social and Behavior Data in Health Records" Article

Direct download: 005_The_Future_Of_Healthcare.mp3
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What You Will Learn in this Podcast:

  • Specifics of what you need in a treatment note
  • How to set up a treatment note template
  • What notes need to have in case of an audit
  • How to minimize time writing notes
  • Why you need to stop handwriting notes
  • Why, as a newbie independent clinician,  you don't need to pay monthly fees to a note writing software companies

Links Mentioned

Scott's Therapy Note

Direct download: 004_Treatment_and_Progress_Notes1.mp3
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