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5 Tips for Hiring the Best Summer Help for your Business

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May
2017
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By: The Staff at PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc.

Summer is when most people want to take a break from the routine and spend time enjoying warm weather activities. Hiring seasonal help for your healthcare practice can alleviate those workforce shortages left by staff members who may be taking some well-deserved vacation time. Even if it’s a short-term arrangement, you’ll want to be sure to hire the best summer help for your business. There are a few considerations to make including the type of summer help to hire, how you’ll find the best candidates, how to train them quickly and…

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Failure to Have a Business Associate Agreement Sets Small Healthcare Provider Back $31K

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April
2017
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How to Avoid a Similar Fate

By: The Staff at PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc.

A recent announcement from the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regarding the $31,000 fine a small healthcare provider had to pay for failing to have a business associate agreement with a vendor got us to thinking about how easy it can be to overlook the tedious (and sometimes costly) details of running a private healthcare practice until it’s too late.

This particular provider is a small for-profit pediatric subspecialty practice operating seven clinic locations in Illinois. According to the Read More

5 ways physical therapists can keep baby boomers healthy

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April
2017
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The first members of the baby boomer generation are just about to turn 70 years old. The importance of the mental and physical health of this group of people, born between 1946 and 1964, is becoming increasingly important. As a physical therapist, it is your job to keep these patients on the right track with their fitness. Here are five steps you can take to keep your baby boomer clients healthy:

1. Preach "exercise as medicine"
It is sometimes difficult to get your patients to perform their physical tasks as frequently as they should, but it's important to stress the idea of exercise…

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Exploring a physical therapy assistant career

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March
2017
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If you're looking for a career that allows you to help people rehabilitate from injuries or health problems, becoming a physical therapy assistant could be right up your alley. The position offers good pay, an interesting education and daily interaction with patients. If this career sounds appealing to you, here are some specifics:

The duties
As a PTA, your role will be to help the physical therapist provide the best level of care to meet a patient's needs. The PT will assess a client, develop a plan of treatment and oftentimes allow a PTA to take control over certain aspects…

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