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Herbal/Prescription Awareness

Though Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month was July, the importance of this subject is worth discussing every month. The American Academy of Family Physicians note that nearly 25 percent of U.S. adults take some type of prescription medication concurrently with a dietary supplement. What is…

Movement-Based Therapy

Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT, shares his thoughts, concepts, and applications For many years, physical therapy treatment was primarily directed by the medical diagnosis and often protocols were created regardless of the presentation of the patient. How does this relate to movement-based therapy? Using…

Interim Guidance on Dental Hygienists Returning to Work

Key points include recognition of unique situations, prioritizing certain care Early last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised, “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.”  Key points of the guidance…

WHO: Delay Non-Essential Dental Care, Prioritize Essentials

Ongoing advisement recently updated at end of August In a guidance most recently updated August 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations for the provision of essential oral health services in the context of COVID-19.  Intended for public health decision makers and dental…

CMS Reverses Position, Will Reinstitute Damaging Coding Edits on October 1, 2020

The American Physical Therapy Association recently announced that CMS is moving ahead with damaging coding edits it had previously deleted. This means that it will reverse course and reinstate previously deleted coding “edits” for code pairs that represent common and appropriate physical therapy practice.…

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