ASIG Seminar to Cover Social Media and Computer Gaming in Balance Intervention

PTWA’s Administrative Special Interest Group presents “Merging Clinical Practice and Contemporary Management in Rehabilitation Services,” June 24 at Swedish Medical Center.

Scheduled sessions:

“Social Networking: What’s All the Buzz?” with Jeremy Chevalier, Multimedia Manager

“Use of Computer Gaming to Enhance Physical Therapy Interventions for Balance Difficulties” with Marsha Melnick, PT, PhD

“Efficiency in the Therapy Service: What is it?  Where, Why, and How Does It Fit In Contemporary Practice?” with Richard W. Hillyer, DPT, MBA, MSM

Click here for details and a registration form.

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ProviderOne Bill Pay System to Go Live May 9

We got this news in last week: The Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) new provider payment processing system “ProviderOne” will go live on May 9, 2010. DSHS had planned to issue the new plastic cards in November with the system to go live in December, but then it was delayed twice. ProviderOne will serve as the primary provider payment processing system for DSHS. As part of this change, Medicaid clients will receive a new permanent Services Card. This plastic card will replace the current paper Medical Assistance ID (MAID) card. DSHS will mail the new card to clients by geographic regions starting in early April in the Spokane area, then through the rest of Eastern Washington, Northwest Washington, Seattle and Tacoma, and finishing up with the Olympic Peninsula and Southwest Washington regions. If you haven’t test the ProviderOne system yet, you still can. Start here: http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov/ProviderOne/EPRT.htm