In many areas of the country, PTs have been suffering from declining payment and reduced patient access to their quality services. It has been difficult for independent practices to make progress in the payment arena because our practices are fragmented and we fear being accused of illegal ‘collusion.’ However, with the help of PPS, California physical therapists have compiled multiple payment victories during the last five years by using a comprehensive payment approach, including regulatory, public relations, and legal strategies. Because PTs do not often enter into courtroom battles, the presentation will focus on CA PTs’ victory in the recent federal lawsuit against One Call and Align Networks. The attendee will learn about the trials and tribulations of a fierce legal battle, what was won, and what it took to win.

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Paul Gaspar, DPT

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1. Describe the three vital components of an effective local and/or state payment advocacy strategy. 2. Understand the nature of the Unfair Competition Lawsuit filed by iPTCA against One Call and Align Networks on March 15, 2017, in federal court, San Diego California. 3. Describe how PTs and their patients won the One Call settlement, as well as what impacts it may have on the physical therapy in CA and beyond.

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1LMS-E355_How California.mp4
Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:Payment, Private Practice
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