As we approach the year’s end, JTECH Medical thought it would be helpful to delve into some of the financial aspects of purchasing equipment for your practice. To this end, we sat down with Phil McStotts, CPA, CGMA, to talk about issues ranging from deciding whether or not to finance your equipment to what tax advantages may best suit your needs.

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Diagnosing injuries, pain, or impairments can often be a challenging puzzle. A patient's range of motion offers a solid foundation from which to begin any diagnosis and treatment plan. JTECH Medical reached out to experts in a variety of fields to find out when, how, and why they use inclinometry in their practices.

A recurring sentiment among clinicians across multiple disciplines and with a variety of goals is that range of motion is the gateway into the body's mechanics.

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In the field of hand therapy, a patient's ability and progress has to be communicated to a variety of involved parties: the physician needs the information to design and complete a therapy regimen; properly educating the patient ensures that they come to and fully participate in the therapy; and the payer needs to be convinced that the care was necessary and effective. Objective data serves as the backbone of the clinical assessment, impacting each of these areas. Mike Cricchio, MBA, OTR/L, CHT, and founder of the Teton Hand and Upper Extremity Conference, says that therapists are always trying to make data as objective as possible.

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2014 is a year of unprecedented change in the field of chiropractic. Along with the impacts that health reform may have on reimbursement, the field is transitioning to new ways of documenting, reporting, and coding. It can be difficult for doctors to adapt to dramatic administrative changes, while continuing to offer patients the highest quality of care, if they do not have a solid system and reliable team behind them.

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A pioneer in the field of Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), Keith Blankenship, P.T., has explored the unique and subtle art of evaluating the abilities of the injured human body for over 30 years. During his impressive career, Blankenship has become one of the foremost practitioners and teachers in the field of FCEs.

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