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Top 5 Websites Every DPT/PTA Student Should Know

by | May 12, 2022 | Medicare

YouTube Channels for DPT/PTA Students in 2022

Channel 1 – Learn Medicare Billing

Learn Medicare Billing – is my channel and is dedicated to teaching therapists how to bill Medicare, start and grow a private practice, and much, much, more. I cover topics for students and practicing therapists. The channel has over 600 videos and is growing.

Channel 2 – PTProgress

PT Progress is a channel created by Tim Fraticelli.

Hi, I’m Tim Fraticelli, a Physical Therapist and the founder of PTProgress. On this channel, you’ll learn about Physical Therapy career and treatment along with a few product reviews. My mission is to inspire people to take action so I hope you find the videos to be helpful and be sure to subscribe for new videos each week!”

Facebook Groups for DPT/PTA Students in 2022

Facebook groups provide a wealth of knowledge for DPT/PTA students, but in addition to that knowledge Facebook groups offer a place for students to start building a professional network among practicing therapists and leaders in the profession.

Facebook Group #1 – Medicare Billing for (Mostly) Cash Based PT, OT, SLP Providers

This group is over 5K members strong and is growing. The Medicare Billing for (Mostly) Cash Based PT, OT, SLP Providers group is a place for therapists to explore questions about Medicare reimbursement, cash base services delivered to a Medicare population, and much, much, more.

Facebook Group #2 – Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Group

This is a more diverse and ecclectic group of therapists and students. The group has 48K+ members as of May 2022 and plays host to all kinds of discussion topics. Click here to see the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DPTStudent

Websites for DPT/PTA Students in 2022

LearnMedicareBilling.com is the website you are currently on and is my collection of articles and courses designed to help therapists understand all aspects of physical therapy business. 

https://www.webpt.com/ is a website built to support a community of EMR users. WebPT’s blog shares valuable information about current news and related topics for all aspects of the PT profession.

https://gawendaseminars.com/ Rick Gawenda, PT has been a foundational consultant and educator in the profession for decades. Rick is literally one of my personal “go to” sources for indepth information on specific profession related topics.

Medicare Part B (Outpatient Therapy) Resources

CMS Chapter 15 –

Medicare Benefit Policy Manual – Click here to see the PDF version then scroll down to section 220 and 230 of the documentation to find information about outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services.

CMS Chapter 30 –

Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 30 – Financial Liability Protections contains information about the utilization of the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) in section 50.

LCD L34049

Click here to see a CGS Local Coverage Determination Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Services

Anthony Maritato, PT

Anthony Maritato, PT

Private Practice Owner / Physical Therapist

After starting a private practice physical therapy clinic in 2022 with his wife Kathy Maritato, PT, Tony and Kathy grew their practice to five locations across two states.

Now, Tony and Kathy enjoy spending time treating patients in the morning, coaching therapists in the evening, and being home to play with their dog Tucker and 4 boys.