Physical Therapy as Nonsurgical Management and Presurgical Management of Most Common Knee Pathologies

Physical Therapy as Nonsurgical Management and Presurgical Management of Most Common Knee Pathologies

Urgent message: Appreciation for the cause of knee pain, along with an understanding of potential nonoperative rehabilitation therapies that could be provided in urgent care, can enhance patient care and improve patient satisfaction while minimizing the need for referral. Dr. Eva Delgado Martinez MBChB, GP, MScCN and Dr. Ivan Koay MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD INTRODUCTION Knee injuries in adults and children are common presentations to urgent care and emergency rooms.1 Rehabilitation of those injuries is essential …

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Ensign Group Sells Urgent Care Sites to MultiCare Health

Ensign Group Sells Urgent Care Sites to MultiCare Health

Ensign Group has sold its Seattle area urgent care centers to MultiCare Health System, a nonprofit healthcare group, for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes 14 existing clinics, along with two more under development. Ensign says it made the move to devote more of its resources to what it considers its own core strengths in subacute care, as well as skilled nursing, physical therapy, hospice, and other services. MultiCare already has 17 urgent care locations …

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Creating Value By Adding Physical Therapy to Urgent Care – PART II: Tactical Considerations

Creating Value By Adding Physical Therapy to Urgent Care – PART II: Tactical Considerations

Urgent message: Part 1 of this article, in the June issue, looked at initial considerations for enhancing urgent care profitability by providing physical therapy services. In Part 2, the authors address tactical considerations, from revenue to staffing models. LAUREL STOIMENOFF, PT and HILARY HELLMAN, SLP Babe Ruth said, “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” Consumers have gravitated to ondemand medical services and the market has responded. Urgent care centers now face competition, not only …

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Creating Value By Adding Physical Therapy to Urgent Care – Part 1: Initial Considerations & Rationale

Creating Value By Adding Physical Therapy to Urgent Care – Part 1: Initial Considerations & Rationale

Urgent message: Many urgent care clinics face new competition and the landscape for reimbursement is changing. One tactic for enhancing profitability is to consider the addition of new services. Adding Physical Therapy to your practice can result in more satisfied patients, better clinical outcomes and a stronger bottom line. LAUREL STOIMENOFF, PT and HILARY HELLMAN, SLP Eighty percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. Many of these patients …

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Developing Data: April, 2010

In early 2008, UCA revamped its annual survey in conjunction with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University with the goal of assuring that the UCA Benchmarking Committee’s efforts produced a scientifically valid report. Here, we present some of the data from this landmark survey. In this issue: What orthopedic-related services do urgent care centers tend to offer? * “Fracture care” includes splinting and casting. The question regarding orthopedic-related services was just one segment …

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