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Tag: Physical Therapists


Stakeholders launch telehealth survey

June 1, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Clinician Task Force and NCART have launched a survey to collect data and examples that can be used to educate Congress and other policy makers on the importance of physical and occupational therapists retaining the ability to provide telehealth services.  “These folks need to hear real-life examples of how PT and OT telehealth has been a benefit to people with disabilities who use CRT, so they can understand the need to designate PTs and OTs as permanent...

Clinician Task Force (CTF), NCART, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Public Health Emergency, Telehealth

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APTA motion aims to change prescription process

May 24, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

SALT LAKE CITY - Would having a physical therapist (PT) prescribe HME speed up a patient's discharge from the hospital? Lori Pearlmutter thinks so.“We make the decision on what the patient needs and then we have to wait for the physician—maybe a hospitalist whose shift has ended or a doctor who gets called into surgery,” said Pearlmutter, director of therapy and cardiac rehab at Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.That wait time can keep patients in the hospital for...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Physical Therapists

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