Understanding and Evaluating Managed Care Contracts and Fees: The Do's and Don'ts

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Course Type: CD-ROM | The Source

Author(s): John "Jack" Bennett, JD; Erik van Doorne, PT, DPT

Price: $89 Member | $159 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Description: One of the most common problems in dealing with third-party payers is what to do when a payer implements a policy that has an adverse impact on payment for physical therapists' services. Physical therapists and business office managers must be able to determine if the terms of a contract with a payer are sufficient to meet the needs of the business. This presentation will discuss third party contracts, what to look for before you sign contracts, and what specific language means for your business. This recorded audio presentation will also review what is negotiable and what is not in a contract and how to avoid signing bad contracts. In a time of decreasing reimbursement signing the right contracts is vital to the survival of private practices and maybe to the physical therapy profession in general. Finally, this program will alert you to legal restrictions on what you and your fellow physical therapists jointly may do in response to payer initiatives and what your professional association may do.

Note: Although this presentation may provide information concerning legal issues, such information is not intended to be legal advice or to be a substitute for your own lawyer's counsel, and the presentation does not create an attorney-client relationship. Nothing that you may say to the presenters will be confidential, nor will it be protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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