Physician Owned Physical Therapy Case Study

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Case 16: Issues in PT Practice- Physician Owned Physical Therapy Practice & Direct Access Molly Reiter • Explore the concerns surrounding physician owned PT practices (POPTs). What are the potential benefits? o Stark Law (PT in Motion, 2014)  minimizes physician referrals motivated by financial gain  law created an exception- this exception allows a physician to own in office ancillary services (IOAS) • POPTS have contributed to increase annual health care costs o pro (PT Solutions, 2015)  beneficial for POPT only if they are outsourcing PT practices  reimbursement for PT ranges from $2000-$3000 per patient  cost of equipment is low  possibly more coordinated care  possibly likely to choose more conservative treatment options first 

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