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For Therapists: The Five Ws of ICD-10

Author Travel Force Staffing | 11.06 | Category Allied Healthcare, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapist Jobs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

October was the official rollout of ICD-10. The 36-year-old system used for coding diseases, diagnoses and clinical procedures was due for a revision; actually, a federal mandate called for the switch from ICD-9 in the Fall of 2014, but approved an extension because of the sizeable learning curve medical coders have in navigating this update. There are over 120,000 new codes in the revision. Unless healthcare employers have medical coders fluent in ICD-10, they can expect a significant drop in productivity.

Therapists can treat this short list of ICD-10 facts like a palm card, if and when a colleague asks what this switch is all about, and whether it’s going to affect their healthcare employer.

  • WHO IS switching to ICD-10? Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers have to; so does HIPPA. Who ISN’T: Eventually all entities that pay out healthcare benefits will make the transition; but, for now workers compensation and auto insurers don’t have to switch to ICD-10.
  • WHAT happens to patients who received services before 10/1/15, but were not discharged and billed for these until after this date? It can get a little tricky, but so long as a patient was discharged from the rehab center or skilled nursing facility before October 1st, his or her bill was not subject to the new ICD-10 codes.
  • WHERE can therapists find published guidelines? *The ICD-10 was developed and is maintained by The World Health Organization and National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC.  Interested therapists can read full guidelines online at the CDC website.
  • WHEN can therapy services be billed with ICD-9 codes? If the therapy was provided before October 1, 2015, it will be billed using the old codes.
  • WHY are we making this transition? This question is addressed at length on APTA’s ICD-10 page, but here is the short version: Because it wasn’t optional. ICD-9 was developed in 1970, and based on medicine and technology no longer in use. The old version simply lacked the detail needed to bill for today’s physical therapy and other allied health treatments.Yes, all of this ICD-10 explanation seems like a lot of fuss for just 2 different code sets (Clinical Modification and the Procedure Coding System), but because so many allied healthcare professionals work in outpatient settings, it behooves them to know more about the switch. While it’s a non-issue for Travelers, it still behooves occupational and physical therapists to learn all they can about ICD-10, by exploring the live webinars and other resources the *APTA makes available.

Physical Therapy Jobs Are Changing for the Better

Sweeping changes or no, travel physical therapy jobs, are a great profession to be in. According to APTA’s most recent median income report, physical therapists earn a salary of $85,000; this figure is highly variable because it takes into account where you live, how many years of experience you have, your education and practice setting. Recruiters can work all of these variables into your perfect equation and idea of career success. Connect with Travel Force today to find high paying allied healthcare jobs in all 50 U.S. States!

*Facts about ICD-10 presented in this blog were taken from APTA’s page: Top Resources for Your Transition to ICD-10. The Five Ws were gleaned from the *APTA’s FAQ page on understanding ICD-10.

2015 Exercise Trends for Physical Therapists and their Patients

Author Travel Force Staffing | 01.13 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Travel Therapist

For the past nine years, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has published the top 20 exercises trending in the upcoming year in its health and fitness journal. As in previous years, the 2015 survey, sent to over 28,000 fitness professionals, was comprised of 39 possible trends. This year’s survey shows that Pilates, Zumba and indoor cycling have declined in popularity. Body weight training claims the number one spot this year.

Many of the respondents to ACSM’s survey work as allied healthcare professionals in a clinical setting, or in hospital outreach programs provided by their healthcare employers. It behooves these therapists to take a look at what’s in and what’s out, in America’s gyms and exercise classes; they can use the survey results to better serve patients and their families, and justify investments in the customized physical therapy programs they are likely using with patients.

Body weight training’s ascent to the #1 spot has been an interesting climb. Last year, the top honor went to high-intensity interval training. Body weight training did not appear in the ACSM survey until 2013, when it was listed at #3. Physical therapists with a niche in sports medicine will want to take a comparative look at this year vs. last year’s fitness trends, to see which ones climbed, fell, or dropped off the list altogether.

Top 10 Trending Exercises for 2015

These are the top 10 (out of 20) most popular fitness trends for 2015; the rest included exercises such as outdoor activities, boot camp, wellness coaching and circuit training.

  1. Body weight training
  2. High intensity interval training
  3. Educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals
  4. Strength training
  5. Personal training
  6. Exercise and weight loss
  7. Yoga
  8. Fitness Programs for older adults
  9. Functional fitness
  10. Group personal training

Today’s Physical Therapists Are Trending Right Along with This Year’s Exercise Trends!

When physical therapists review the top fitness trends and exercise in 2015, they will be encouraged by a recurring theme here, one that can’t help but resonate in most physical therapy careers, an emphasis on fitness programs for seniors, health and wellness coaching and working one on one with patients. The top trends for 2015 are ideal for helping physical therapists develop “personalized prevention plans” in accordance with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Medicare patients’ annual wellness visits are 100% covered! Allied healthcare professionals who are interested in introducing some of this year’s trending exercises to patients can access the full text of the ACSM’s study by clicking on this link from their Health & Science Journal.

An Experienced Therapist Recruitment Agency Has a Grip on 2015’s Hottest Job Trends!

Travel Force Staffing Professionals have decades of experience placing allied healthcare workers in well-paying therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States. Our candidates are the same brand of educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals that helped shape ACSM’s popular survey last year, this year and in years to come. Get in touch with one of our recruiters today for instant access to therapy jobs in America’s best rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient centers. Our benefits include free private housing in featured locations, and the chance to advance your therapist career into the six figures. Happy New Year, everyone!

Potential Shortage of PTs and OTs over the Next Decade

Author Travel Force Staffing | 11.05 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist

healthcare professionals shortage

A new study forecasts a potential labor shortage of physical and occupational therapists over the next decade. The September 2014 study by “The Conference Board” estimates that the U.S. will experience labor shortages in three categories: skilled labor, healthcare professionals, and technology.

The report is titled, “From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers.” The Conference Board, founded in 1916, is an independent research organization with a mission to “provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.”

Not enough Replacement Workers

As the boomer generation retires from the workforce, there are not enough replacement workers to fill their positions. The further we move out, the larger the problem becomes. In regards to healthcare, the Conference Board forecasts shortages of physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, physical therapist assistants, and occupational therapist assistants, among others.

The problem is two-fold. As boomers age, they’re going to increasingly need the services of physical therapists and there aren’t enough replacement therapists to fill the void. At the same time, U.S. medical schools are turning away qualified applicants because there is not enough infrastructure and faculty to educate them all.

The American Physical Therapists Association forecasts “unmet demand” to range from 13,638 to 27,820 full-time physical therapists until 2020.

Permanent and Temporary Therapist Recruiting

The good news is that Travel Force Staffing can help organizations meet their optimal staffing requirements with permanent, temporary, travel, and part-time therapists. Travel Force Staffing specializes in career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied health professionals.

Clients of Travel Force post physical therapist jobs, occupational therapy jobs and speech therapy jobs online. Our therapist recruiting agency offers recruitment, candidate screening and credentialing, document expiration date notification, payroll, insurance, full benefits and more.

It’s important for healthcare executives to stay ahead of the curve and be able to manage the risk of the upcoming therapist workforce shortage. Contact Travel Force  post jobs and see that therapist recruitment doesn’t have to be difficult.


3 Important Reasons to Celebrate Therapists This Labor Day

Author Travel Force Staffing | 08.29 | Category Continuing Education Units (CEU), Fall therapy job locations, Monthly Events, Physical Therapy Career, Travel Therapist, Winter therapy job locations

While much of the American workforce takes a well-deserved break this Labor Day, the holiday will see plenty of healthcare professionals hard at work. From coast to coast, therapy jobs are being done and done well by PTs, physical therapy assistants, OTs and more.

Healthcare employers count on their rehab team to come in and restore mobility and independence to millions of patients 365 days a year. Travel Force Staffing Professionals want to wish their allied healthcare team a safe and happy Labor Day weekend, and can’t think of a better way to kick things off, than by listing three key reasons why we should celebrate all therapists!

Make Sure You Thank a Therapist on Labor Day for….

  • #1: Restoring Independence and Mobility to Patients Of all Ages, and Circumstances: Following injury or illness, a rehab team sets the tone for a patient’s overall experience in the hospital. Therapists work hard to create customized therapy sessions for every patient. PTs bridge the gap between physical pain and mental anguish, via the use of targeted therapies that help millions, especially veterans and patients with PTSD. Physical and occupational therapists are mastering new technologies to help patients with amputations, spinal cord injuries, autism and more.
  •  #2: For Staying Politically Active and Improving Healthcare: In the advent of Obamacare, millions more patients are entitled to care, and physical therapists are doing their part to meet that demand with the highest quality healthcare. Politically active PTs are lobbying, to great success, for better access to Medicare, and the right to provide patients with physical therapy without a referral from an MD—this is working out for patients and their therapists in 48 U.S. states! PTs who go to Capitol Hill and speak out on Loan repayment eligibility are heroes to therapists the world over, too!
  • #3: For Persevering in a Competitive Field! It’s no secret: Continuing education can boost your therapy career trajectory by quite a bit. Travel Force Staffing offers free continuing education credits as part of our benefits package, urging our therapists use it to become certified specialists in the physical therapy specialties   encouraged by the ABPTS. Travel Force is proud to staff America’s best rehab facilities and clinics with our highly skilled therapy team, as well as provide round the clock recruiting for help landing high paying therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States!

Labor Day Officially Ends the Summer. Where Will You Take Your Therapy Career This Fall? 

What better time than Labor Day to champion therapists of their recession proof career path. The **Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) couldn’t predict a sunnier forecast for PTs: 73,500 physical therapy jobs will be created by 2022! That translates into a 36% growth rate! These are nothing, if not the hallmarks of excellent working conditions that American Union workers fought for in establishing the United States’ first Labor Day: high pay, flexible schedules and competitive benefits package that provide for your well-being right now, as well as a comfortable retirement. Travel therapy jobs in some of the most coveted tourist destinations in the country are just waiting to be snapped up this Fall and Winter. Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to start your travel therapy adventure. We have permanent therapy jobs, too! Happy Labor Day everyone!

**Employment statistics in this post came from

Physical Therapy for Amputees Improves with Bionic Arm

Author Travel Force Staffing | 08.15 | Category Allied Healthcare, Medical Robotics, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Travel Therapist, Video

Earlier this year, the FDA approved the world’s first bionic arm! This is a technology breakthrough not just for amputees, but for the physical therapists and occupational therapists working to help patients regain a full range of motion. The prosthetic arm, a product of DEKA Research and Development Corporation, can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled by electrical signals from EMG electrodes. If that sounds like the stuff of science fiction, that’s because it is! In fact, the inventor of the bionic arm, Dean Kamen and his research team nicknamed it, “Luke”, after Luke Skywalker.

Therapists interested in the nuts and bolts behind prostheses, will be fascinated by how this arm works: it translates signals from the patient’s muscles to perform complex tasks. EMG electrodes detect electrical activity caused by the contraction of muscles close to where the prosthesis is attached. The electrodes send the electrical signals to a computer processor in the prosthesis that translates them to a specific movement—some as hard to grasp, if therapists want to take the term literally, as a grape or egg; see for yourself in Dean Kamen’s “Luke Arm video” below.

Therapists Take Note: Different kinds of amputations benefit from this bionic arm

The DEKA Arm System is unique because its prosthesis so closely resembles the natural motion of the arm. Here are a few things that occupational therapists helping amputee patients find easier with the bionic arm:

  • Using keys and locks
  • Preparing food and feeding oneself
  • Using zippers
  • Brushing hair and teeth

Physical therapists will benefit from reading the FDA’s review of clinical information relating to the bionic arm, including a study in which all DEKA participants performed household and self-care tasks. **The study found that approximately 90 percent of study participants were able to perform activities with the DEKA Arm System that they were not able to perform with their current prosthesis. Though it cannot be configured for limb loss at the elbow or wrist joint, physical therapists will be amazed to consider that the arm can be configured at the shoulder joint, mid-upper arm, or mid-lower arm.

The FDA’s marketing of the first prosthetic arm is a cool concept to wrap your arms around…

And making waves for more than just physical therapists working in New Hampshire, where this amazing new technology was created. DEKA Integrated Solutions is located in Manchester, nestled among dozens of exciting New England towns that travel healthcare professionals love visiting. Travel Force Staffing offers therapy jobs from coast to coast, in all 50 U.S. States! Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to find out how you can work with cutting edge technologies that allow allied healthcare professionals to grow their clinical skills and expertise!

**Information from this article was taken from the FDA’s press release on the bionic arm, as well as CNN’s reporting on the Deka Arm System

New Physical Therapy Techniques That Greatly Help Our Veterans

Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.22 | Category Healthcare Industry Trends, Physical Therapy, Therapy Jobs, Travel Therapist

This Memorial Day, as healthcare professionals join the nation in recognizing veterans and those on active duty, it’s important to consider that for all patients—particularly Vets—mental anguish and physical pain are often connected. Some physical therapists are bridging this gap via use of targeted therapies that specifically address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Travel therapists in Florida will recognize the James A. Hailey Veterans Administration Hospital as a forerunner in treating PTSD. The facility, located in Tampa, recently celebrated its grand opening in April 2014. The rehab hospital is forging new concepts in allied healthcare for Vets, such as units categorized as “neighborhoods”, each with a military-inspired name. A few examples of different floors’ names in this facility include Duty, Patriot, Valor, Motivation, Bravery, Honor and not least of all, Courage! A personal memorabilia display and outward facing windows that emit restorative natural light, round out this new rehab hospital, identifying it as a first stop for Florida veterans in need of top notch care.

The therapies trending in VA hospitals are impacting physical therapy careers in many healthcare settings. For PTSD, some therapists are using a multi-disciplinary team approach, wherein the rehab team is made up of physical therapists, as well as mental health professionals. The team treats the condition as a “whole body disease” that affects patients on multiple levels.

This is part of a “**Habitual Therapy Technique”, gaining traction among patients with PTSD. The idea is to get the patient to do things over and over, so that he or she achieves “somatization of pain”. This technique supposedly helps the patient mentally deal with trauma by somatizing pain in different parts of the body; during treatment, and with targeted exercise prescribed by the physical therapist, the patient eventually gets past the physical pain: Endorphins kick in, the joints are lubricated and the patient enjoys a speedier recovery, thanks to the steady regimen of exercise enforced by the PT.

Goal List for Physical Therapists Treating Vets

This Memorial Day, strengthen your goals for patients who served or are serving in the military. These are just a few of the ways PTs can help Vets transition, more smoothly, from life in the hospital to life as a happy and healthy civilian.

  • Get them back on a regular physical workout schedule
  • Become more effective at diagnosing and picking up on the nuances of PTSD
  • Take the patient from a targeted exercise plan into painless full-body workouts
  • Familiarize yourself with tele-rehabilitation services that allow therapists to perform remote TBI evaluation and in-home monitoring
  • Work from the assumption that the body functions as a whole and symptoms in one area of the body may be related to a dysfunction occurring elsewhere

Travel Force Staffing Wishes Our Therapists and Everyone They Treat, a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!

At a premiere staffing agency, therapists work in America’s best rehabilitation hospitals; these include teaching hospitals similar to the James A. Haley VA, and other poly trauma centers. Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online for therapy jobs that let you use state of the art technologies, like virtual reality and underwater treadmills. Be elemental in offering patients a return to the mobility and independence they once knew; it’s a great time to salute our allied healthcare professionals and the men and women in uniform they are helping to heal. Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

** Information on the Habitual Therapy Technique was taken from an article entitled: Physical therapists work to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among veterans.

2014 Healthcare Employment Projections Indicate Job Growth of 30% or More

Author Travel Force Staffing | 12.31 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapy, Top Rehab Careers, Travel Therapist

Healthcare careers continue to boost U.S. job growth and will do so into the foreseeable future. Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 31% or 4.6 million jobs over the next ten years, according to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.therapist employment rise

Therapy Professions in High Demand

Occupational Therapy (OT) takes the top spot among therapy careers and is projected to grow by 33% or 36,400 jobs through to 2020. The median salary for OTs is $75,400 per year. Permanent and travel occupational therapist jobs are available nationwide in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health service providers.

Demand for physical therapists (PT) continue to rise and is projected to grow by 39% or 77,400 jobs to 2020. With more patients entering the system through the Affordable Care act and an aging boomer demographic, physical therapists will continue to be in high demand. The median salary for PTs is $79,860 per annum. Permanent, travel, and temporary physical therapy jobs are available in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and nursing homes nationwide.

Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) continues to experience strong demand in the U.S. job market with a projected growth rate of 23% or the addition of 28,800 jobs through 2020. Median salaries for a SLP is $69,870 and positions are available nationwide in schools and hospital systems.

Therapy jobs in Florida and Texas in High Demand

Currently, there is high demand for speech language, physical and occupational therapy jobs in Florida and Texas. Travel therapy jobs are ideal for therapists who have a desire to work at top rehab facilities nationwide and who have the ability to embrace change and adapt quickly. Permanent and temporary positions are currently available with above-average wages and exceptional benefits.

Travel Force Staffing specializes in nationwide career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied professionals. Contact us now online or at 1-800-617-0608 and find out how you can put your rehabilitation skills to good use anywhere in the nation with higher than average wages and a generous employee benefits package including free private housing.

Boost Your PT Income by 20% through Hand Therapy Certification

Author Travel Force Staffing | 09.20 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, certifications, Education, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Ongoing Education, Physical Therapist Education, Physical Therapist Licensing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Experienced physical therapists can boost their income by up to 20% by becoming a certified hand therapist (CHT). Hand therapy has traditionally been the primary domain of occupational therapists; however there is a strong demand for PT hand therapists amongst many in the medical community.

Cindy Johnson, PT, DPT, CHT, president of the hand rehabilitation section for the American Physical Therapy Association stated, “There is a shortage in general of hand therapists, but PT hand therapists are sought after. They are never wanting for a job.”

CHTs treat more than the hand

Hand rehabilitation includes not just the hand but the wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. The practice merges physical and occupational therapy by combining PTs structural knowledge of the upper limb with OTs expertise with functional activities.hand therapy certification

Hand therapists may treat patients for a number of reasons including:

  • Structural damage from severe burns
  • Nerve compression syndrome
  • Tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Flexor tendon rehabilitation from surgery or injury

Advantages of having a CHT Designation

Current research presents a strong link between the health of the spine and the operation of the upper limb. Johnson states, “Research is coming out stating you can’t treat the hand without treating the spine. That is not part of an OT practice, but it is part of a PT practice.” A study posted in the Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy by Joshua Cleland, DPT OCS demonstrates that patients with tennis elbow have improved treatment results when therapy is directed toward the cervicthoracic spine in addition to the elbow.

Physical therapists with a CHT designation can increase their patient load:

  • By offering a higher level of skill
  • By treating multiple trauma patients with severe hand and upper limb injuries
  • Through increased referrals from hand surgeons who are increasingly opting for CHTs

Physical therapists with a CHT make up only 14% of the 5,510 hand therapists in the United States. Physical therapists choosing to pursue the hand therapy certification require five years of experience as a full-time PT. Before an applicant can write the half-day certification exam, they must complete and document at least 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy treatments.

Advance Your CHT Career with Travel Therapy Jobs

Physical and occupational therapists receive free continuing education classes and certifications through our travel therapy jobs program. Travel Force Staffing specializes in career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied professionals. Find therapy jobs at facilities offering the latest technology and advancements in your field. We have jobs in Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals rated the best by U.S. News & World Report.

Getting started is easy taking just a few minutes. You can fill out an application online or contact us at 1-800-617-0608 to speak with an expert consultant.

Physical Therapists Travel to Washington to Change Medicare Reimbursement for the Better

Author Travel Force Staffing | 08.22 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Here’s What Every Therapist Should Know

On July 22, 2013 physical therapists from across the United States, chosen by the APTA’s Private Practice Section lobbied Congress in Washington D.C.  They were tasked with the very important goal of discussing some of the current problems with Medicare reimbursement—issues that range from the Sustainable Growth Rate and its negative impact on payment rates, to therapy caps that limit patients’ access to the best possible care. At the end of the first ever “fly-in”, solutions to many problems affecting therapy jobs were reached.

As many already know, the current payment scheme makes it hard for physical therapists to earn reasonable reimbursements when they treat Medicare patients, who are perhaps the neediest group when it comes to allied health services. Because of the recession and economic hardship felt all around, Congress has called a moratorium on payment reductions every year—while this is great news for therapists who would otherwise see a 29% drop in payments from Medicare, many did not want to revisit the short-term fix again next year; they lobbied for change now.

A short list of the problems physical therapists have lobbied Congress to address and solve:PTs in Washington

  • Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR): The SGR is crippled by 1997’s Balanced Budget Act; physical therapists are lobbying to replace this dinosaur with the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 574). This bill would repeal and replace the SGR formula that determines Medicare payment rates, ensuring that therapists are paid fairly and commensurate with the current value of their services.
  • Medicare Therapy Cap: Another part of 1997’s Balanced Budget Act that negatively impacts therapists is the Medical Therapy Cap. PTs wish to replace this with the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (H.R. 713/S. 367), which would permanently repeal the arbitrary annual per-beneficiary cap for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. This bill would eliminate a lot of paperwork and frustration for therapists across the United States, and better yet give continuous and higher quality of care to their patients.
  • Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction: One of the goals of lobbying Congress was to stop this practice, wherein Congress uses inaccurate data to reduce payments to physical therapists and use the savings to patch the flawed SGR formula.
  • “Substitute therapists” policy: When physical therapists in private practice take a leave of absence, current government policies prevent them from hiring a qualified replacement. APTA’s private practice section has asked Congress to add physical therapists to the list of professionals allowed to bring qualified temporary substitute professionals when the practice owner needs to be away.
  • Medicare Opt Out: Because physical therapists are not presently permitted to opt-out of Medicare and treat these patients privately, PTs are lobbying Congress to be included in the list of professionals allowed to do so; they believe this option enables them to better serve their patients.
  • Curbing Fraud and Abuse: Part of the physical therapists’ lobby was in recommending cost saving measures for Congress, so that over-utilization of therapy services is no longer as prevalent.

Positive Change Happens When You Align your Talents with Like-minded Forces

Whether they work in private practices or for healthcare employers, therapists can all agree that high-quality, cost-effective physical therapy is something every patient deserves.  If you’re looking for therapy jobs that foster ideal relationships between therapists and patients, then Travel Force Staffing wants to know you; just call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to connect with a consultant today. Positive changes are coming to the healthcare landscape, and we look forward to meeting dynamic, innovative and highly adaptable clients who embody all that and more. Talk to you soon!

**Information used in this article was taken from The Lund Report’s Story on Medicare Reimbursement and from this therapist’s story about the fly-in in The Post-Journal.   

Physical & Occupational Therapists in the Top 3 for Job Satisfaction

Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.31 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Healthcare workers come in third nationwide as those most satisfied in their jobs following only engineering and finance professionals, according to a recent survey.

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and nurses are not only satisfied with their jobs but are also the top three healthcare professions most in demand across the country. And while healthcare employment demand is high in both urban and rural settings, it’s medical providers in the states of Texas, California, Illinois, and New York that are most actively recruiting for nursing, occupational and physical therapy jobs.

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Therapy Professions in High Demand

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that from 2010 to 2020:

  • Physical therapist jobs will grow 39%
  • Occupational Therapist jobs will grow 33%
  • Respiratory Therapist jobs will grow by 28%
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs will grow by 41%

High-Paying Permanent, Per Diem, and Travel Therapy Jobs Available

Across the nation, therapists are joining a growing trend toward a more adventurist work/life balance and with higher pay and benefits.

If you’ve ever imagined of what it may be like to live and work in another part of country but were unsure how you could manage the move then travel therapy jobs may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

With positions available nationwide, we are able to selectively offer those assignments that meet your salary requirements as well as geographical desires…

  • You want to spend the winter months skiing in Colorado?
  • The beaches of Florida or California?
  • Or even the bustling cities of New York or Las Vegas?

…we can make it happen.

In addition, the Tax Advantage Plan increases take home pay for travel therapists who qualify for tax advantage benefits. Take home pay increases by as much as 15% for meals and incidentals. Travel therapists earn an average compensation of over $70,000 and with benefits, such as free housing and health insurance; total compensation can reach $100,000 per year.

Free Deluxe Private Housing Accommodations

Therapy jobs at Travel Force Staffing include safe, secure housing and apartments conveniently located to stores, restaurants and public transportation. We encourage therapists to travel with family, friends and pets. You tell us with whom you’re traveling and we’ll find you suitable housing.

Travel Force Staffing specializes in career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied professionals. We make it easy to find high-Paying Permanent, Per Diem, and Travel Therapy Jobs in select specialties nationwide.

Contact us now online to find out how easy it is to land your dream job in the geographic area of your choosing. Or speak to a Travel Force representative toll-free at 800-617-0608.