The APTA Private Practice Industry Partner program has been known for delivering the great value and mutual benefit it provides to our members and supporters alike. We understand that cultivating strong partnerships is about so much more than advertising placements. It’s a commitment to being open to new ideas, sharing and disseminating educational content from top industry thought leaders, and ultimately working together to advance and drive the industry forward.

 

The following CE content, developed by PPS Industry Partner Hands-On Diagnostics, is now available! Read "Diagnostic Testing Is Transforming Physical Therapy" and then complete a short quiz to claim your CE credits.

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Overview & Learning Objectives

Noninvasive medical diagnostic testing – for instance, handheld devices that use ultrasound technology – has transformed how physical therapy can be done. This article will explore why diagnostic testing should be an important component of every physical therapy practice.

After reading this article, the reader will be able to:

  • Outline the types of diagnostic testing, such as the musculoskeletal ultrasound and EMG/NCS testing that are available to today’s physical therapist.

  • Explain why these diagnostic tests are accurate and useful tools for patient management.

  • Discuss how diagnostic testing offers new clinical and business options for physical therapists and their practices, helping them achieve better clinical outcomes.

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CEU Approval and Certification

The Private Practice Section, APTA, designates this educational article for up to 0.1 CEUs. Upon completion of reading the article and achieving a score of 70% or higher on the post-test, the reader will be eligible to claim the credit. Credit can be claimed until February 2, 2023.

To claim this free CEU credit, the learner will need to enter their name and email address to take the CEU exam. By doing so, the learner agrees to share their contact information with the sponsor.

Private Practice Section online CEUs are accepted by the following physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Those in Oklahoma may apply individually for credit.

The Private Practice Section is accredited by the California Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CPTAAP-12) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 2008027TX). Consequently, all courses are accepted by California and Texas.

PPS online courses are not automatically approved in AK, AR, LA, MD, NV, NM, NJ, OH, OK and PA, though individuals may be able to seek credit depending upon your state regulations.

PPS issues CEUs/CCUs based on the following definitions: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours/10 CCUs. .1 CEU = 1 contact hour/1 CCU. 1 contact hour/1 CCU = 60 minutes of structured educational activity.

 
 
 

Presented by APTA Private Practice Industry Partner Hands-On Diagnostics You can claim up to 0.1 CEUs for your participation (keep scrolling for details)!

EMG & MSK Ultrasound in the PT Private Practice: Challenges & Opportunities

Tuesday, August 30 | 7:00 PM ET

Speaker:

Bart McDonald, PT, MPT, ECS, FMSK

Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS

Dr. Joe McGilvrey, DPT, ECS, FMSK

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Empower your PT Private Practice with EMG & MSK Ultrasound: The diagnostic tools that will take your practice into the upper echelon of your industry.

Discover how EMG & MSK Ultrasound are improving the quality of care, helping therapists create more comprehensive treatment plans, changing the future of healthcare, and taking private practices to the next level. Learn how diagnostic testing can become a major revenue generator for your private practice and weigh the risks and benefits of implementation in your own practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the clinical and financial benefits of EMG & MSK Ultrasound Testing in the PT private practice setting

  • Outline the steps needed to implement a new diagnostic tool in the practice setting, and predict the risks and benefits associated with it

  • Discuss state practice acts, CMS and other insurance regulations regarding EMG & MSK Ultrasound Testing in PT practice

  • Outline insurance billing codes for EMG & MSK Ultrasound and reimbursement patterns.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to evaluate the risks and benefits of EMG & MSK Ultrasound testing, decide if these services are appropriate for their own practice and further develop an implementation plan.

CEU Approval and Certification

APTA Private Practice, designates this educational webinar for up to 0.1 CEUs. Upon completion of watching the webinar and achieving a score of 70% or higher on the post-test, the participant will be eligible to claim the credit. Credit can be claimed until August 30, 2023.

To claim this free CEU credit, the learner will need to enter their name and email address to take the CEU exam. By doing so, the learner agrees to share their contact information with the sponsor.

APTA Private Practice online CEUs are accepted by the following physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Those in Oklahoma may apply individually for credit.

APTA Private Practice is accredited by the California Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CPTAAP-12) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 2008027TX). Consequently, all courses are accepted by California and Texas.

APTA Private Practice online courses are not automatically approved in AK, AR, LA, MD, NV, NM, NJ, OH, OK and PA, though individuals may be able to seek credit depending upon your state regulations.

APTA Private Practice issues CEUs/CCUs based on the following definitions: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours/10 CCUs. .1 CEU = 1 contact hour/1 CCU. 1 contact hour/1 CCU = 60 minutes of structured educational activity.

 
 

Presented by PPS Industry Partner OnusOne You can claim up to 0.1 CEUs for your participation (keep scrolling for details)!

Designing Effective Employee Compensation Models

Tuesday, March 22 | 7:00 PM ET

Speaker: Jason Wambold, Co-Founder & Partner at OnusOne

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Today's workforce carries an unprecedented debt load, demands higher salaries, and cites "work-life" balance as a top priority. Most employees expect pay to be commensurate with experience vs. production. Given the COVID pandemic and declining reimbursement, now is an ideal time to permanently alter the method by which we compensate rehab professionals. This session will present new/innovative concepts in compensation modeling.

Topics will include: shared risk/reward compensation models vs traditional bonus models, revenue-based vs volume based models, multiple plan tiers, best practice rollout strategy, compliance, and ethics.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize evidence related to the effectiveness of traditional full salary plus bonus models
  • Identify the three most common barriers that prevent practices from effectively introducing alternative employee compensation models, and best practices to overcome those barriers
  • Describe/discuss the categorized strategic decisions which must be made in order to design effective alternative employee compensation models
  • Identify best practice as it relates to alternative employee compensation model rollout and implementation strategy
  • Summarize pertinent ethical considerations

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CEU Approval and Certification

The Private Practice Section, APTA, designates this educational webinar for up to 0.1 CEUs. Upon completion of watching the webinar and achieving a score of 70% or higher on the post-test, the participant will be eligible to claim the credit. Credit can be claimed until March 22, 2023.

To claim this free CEU credit, the learner will need to enter their name and email address to take the CEU exam. By doing so, the learner agrees to share their contact information with the sponsor.

Private Practice Section online CEUs are accepted by the following physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Those in Oklahoma may apply individually for credit.

The Private Practice Section is accredited by the California Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CPTAAP-12) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 2008027TX). Consequently, all courses are accepted by California and Texas.

PPS online courses are not automatically approved in AK, AR, LA, MD, NV, NM, NJ, OH, OK and PA, though individuals may be able to seek credit depending upon your state regulations.

PPS issues CEUs/CCUs based on the following definitions: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours/10 CCUs. .1 CEU = 1 contact hour/1 CCU. 1 contact hour/1 CCU = 60 minutes of structured educational activity.