Is Your Weight Loss (Or Lack of) Frustrating You?

You are coming off an exciting weekend; you’re fired up because you have been working hard on your fitness and are seeing some great results. Did you know that our bodies are working constantly, on a 24 hour basis, to repair and grow our cells? Our bodies are so unique in their ability to fix…

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Anthem Reveals OrthoNet Plan to Patients: Let’s Read Between the Lines?

Here is what Anthem said and did not say in their recent letter to patients, dated September 1, 2015, regarding OrthoNet: Dear Member: “Lots of us need physical therapy and occupational therapy at some point.” And it’s gotten really expensive for Anthem– about 1-2% of total medical costs. “And it can be a confusing part…

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Entry-Point Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Saves Money!

Researchers have found that Medicaid patients with low back pain (LBP) whose front-line treatment is provided by a physical therapist (PT) tend to generate lower costs over 1 year than patients who went to the emergency department or a physician first. Seventy-Five Medicaid enrollees used a PT as their entry point—analysis showed that patients who…

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What is Labor Day?

Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. The day is designed to honor the labor movement of the United States and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Did you know, Canada also celebrates Labor Day the first Monday in September?…

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Anthem Blue Cross is at it Again….

I hate to say it but I have some scary news from Anthem Blue Cross. Starting November 1, they will be utilizing a company called OrthoNet to authorize ALL physical therapy services. This means even though you have a prescription from a physician, Anthem can (and will) deny your care. We are able to evaluate…

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