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  • New Podcast: Ensuring Appropriate Payment by Using Modifiers

    A new APTA podcast addresses the appropriate use of billing modifiers, which provide additional information to payers in cases in which diagnosis and procedure codes alone are insufficient. The podcast and accompanying transcript explain the difference between the 2 types of modifiers typically used by physical therapists and the relationship between modifiers and the National Correct Coding Initiative. Additionally, the most frequently used modifiers are discussed, along with the type of detail that supporting documentation should provide.   

    New World Physical Therapy Day Materials Available From WCPT

    The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has developed new materials to help physical therapists organize activities and campaigns for World Physical Therapy Day 2012, celebrated September 8. As in previous years, WCPT's suggested theme is Movement for Health. This year's materials also include the message Fit for Life, encouraging physical therapists around the world to highlight the importance of physical activity throughout the lifespan.

    The following materials are available free for download from WCPT's website:

    • World Physical Therapy Day logo, including web ads and banners
    • posters and flyers/leaflets (aimed at patients and the public)
    • banners
    • clinical resources booklet for physical therapists with information and references about the profession's impact on noncommunicable diseases, which includes an article by WCPT President Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, in addition to general facts and figures about the profession
    • e-card to send with a personalized message to friends and colleagues to promote events
    • stickers to print on standard printer labels
    • ready-made tweets and Facebook postings
    • t-shirt design
    • press release template and guide to writing a press release 

    Access the materials and start planning today.