Posts Tagged ‘Therapy’

Stress Relief Stress therapy through knowledge and stress tests

November 14, 2009

Several years ago my wife and I conducted research into students who had significant reading problems. We were concerned that there could be a positive correlation between reading underachievement and increased stress. This seemed to be an area that no one had cared about in their research. The link between reading disabilities and emotional well-being, especially stress, it seems to have been obvious. We identified a cohort of fourth graders who had a serious readingDisability, and we measured their stress with a 'self-report "system, ie, a pencil and paper survey.

This was a study with a socially beneficial result. We note with pleasure that were at least in this sample of boys in this school, while the boys were particularly significant underachievers in reading, their stress normal and does not Stress Relief Program was not necessary.

I firmly believe in careful and frequent measurement of stress in my patients.How else can I know if my stress reduction therapy works? I do not know anyone who does not want to reduce their stress? Do you think that your results would agree with a self-report instrument? The answer – "Yes." You can measure your own stress how easy and reliable as a psychologist, how good you feel, you can use your level of depression and anxiety and so on. If people will vote to begin to understand themselves and to the variations in their "wellness", they canReport reliable. After all, emotional well-being is a personal and subjective business, is not it?

There are also other physiological stress testing programs – blood and urine analysis. Both require medical analysis and the chemical of interest is cortisol. It seems clear evidence that cortisol increased with mental stress. There is little doubt that as you increase your stress, there are to increases in physiological responses. These include increased heart rate,Blood pressure, hot flushes, skin changes and so on. For many people, you have a headache and migraine and the associated radiation.

If you are even under stress tests – go online! There are many online tests from almost nothing. Unfortunately, one would never know how reliable are these tests. I use a 10-item stress test to understand how my customers feel about their level of stress and anxiety. If we use this test several times over a period of months, we can change both the length of the customerChanges in mood. To the difficult task of managing stress, I have to check that my stress reduction therapy works.

When I evaluate stress patients before the introduction of stress reduction programs, I wonder if the people feel, was anxious and excited when they have noticed changes in the sleeping and eating, whether they feel refreshed after sleep, to relax , feel physically ill, are inattentive and unproductive, and mood swings. These reactions can be divided into four main categories:Physiological and physical reactions, emotional reactions, interpersonal reactions and cognitive reactions.

I think it is important to know my patients to a level of stress. The more you know, the easier it is to manage the stress and anxiety. I think we should know and understand "the enemy". A high level of stress, stressed out, experiencing burnout are symptoms of a system, the disorderly and unproductive. Small amounts of stress can be very helpful for us, butExcessive stress is seriously disabling. Therefore, we need information about stress. We need to know how we are stressed out. We must be able to identify stressors.

To get the best out of stress reduction therapy, we need to know how they react to stress. I have identified 15 ways that people usually react to stress. The trick is to choose the responses and stress management strategies, the best and fastest. Life is too short to waste precious time overmiserable.

Unfortunately, stress often interferes with relationships, because we feel tense, anxious and worried. The sad part of this is that the best form of social stress reduction should be supported. The ability to share our feelings with a friend or loved one, reduces stress and tension. And it costs nothing. A trouble shared is often a trouble halved. Of course, sometimes the questions are more difficult to handle. A good example is the recent problems experienced by many people inRegard to home loans and mortgage foreclosures. These and other heavy loads, you need professional help.

It is my hope that this information on stress and stress reduction can help. Of course, these short articles like icebergs – we can cover a small amount of the issue, but there is still much below the surface and requires a deeper reading and study. My final point is that the more you know about your personal psychology, mental health, stress and anxiety, the morecan take over your life, ease and successfully cope with stress.


Physical Therapy Billing – Shared Knowledge Base for improved control and compliance

November 10, 2009

A new industry of high-technology rehab and physical therapy billing is under the auspices of its promise to streamline the collection and to let doctors take care of more time for mushrooms to their patients. Although there are many high quality services and systems that have an overwhelming variety of options and attractive (is not yet proven) performance claims from some providers employed doctors in the poor strategic decisions for their practices charmed.

"No physical therapyEducation or rehabilitation program prepares us for the harsh realities of daily struggle with insurance companies in full and on time, "says Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, and CEO pay
Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. "A new physical therapy program graduate lacks basic knowledge about payer-provider Unfortunately, HIPAA, audit mechanism, SOAP note management, reporting tools, billing profitability metrics, and outsourcing opportunities. And no program teaches ushow to collect the modern computer and the Internet and use our collective health and practice management using knowledge. "

Billing Quality Statistics

To the financial, how bad the provider is to understand the situation, it is important to recognize that in practice an average 17.7% of claims 120 days overdue. In other words, about 1 in 5 cases charged today do not pay until four months from now. Although thisdoes not seem to be a problem, as would be expected that eventually the money will be in fact an unpaid claim that is 180 days past due, has become less than 1% chance of ever paying. This may be good news for insurers, but it is certainly bad news for physiotherapists.

It is important that the fact that these statistics are some news practices, is part of the problem to know: Many physical therapy or rehabilitation procedures are not even their basic needs, financial parameters, such as "AR past120 ".

Uneven playing field

Providers and payers to play tug-of-war on opposites sides of the same claims, but the contributors have made substantial investments in infrastructure and personnel. Providers to play on the other hand, in the worst conditions. Apart from the initial exposure case, they are completely passive at every step. Wait until the customer the demand to wait for the error, wait for the review of the corrected template, and then wait to checkto wait.

In physical therapy practice, "Waiting" may be difficult to estimate because each deals with new posts resubmissions, and appeals. There is little time to take a more active role.

Vericle – into a common repository Billing Solutions

The rules of the game will not change in the foreseeable future, and the sender will continue to own tables for at least that long, but today's physical therapy practice is not doomed to lose every hand.More and more practices are taught that intelligence through the game, they spend less time on collections and more time with patients. What is the secret? It boils down to finding errors before the customer even knows the entitlement to the formulation and encoding the rules on search and correction of errors, and the insistence on a disciplined follow-up to any delay and underpayment.