Athletic Trainer – What You Should Know About This Highly Important Profession

At Obility, we prioritize the highest level of patient care by utilizing Athletic Trainers to fit and educate our patients. What is an Athletic Trainer? Athletic trainers are recognized by AMA (American Medical Association) as allied healthcare professionals. They work side by side with physicians to provide emergency services, clinical assessments, rehabilitation, and aid in the prevention of injuries. In … Read More

Why Investing in Healthcare IT can Save Your Medical Practice Money

Healthcare IT

If you haven’t invested in Healthcare IT yet, then you’re a true holdout.  Maybe you’re thinking that your practice has been successful for many years without it, so why change now? Because other medical practices have made the change and it has benefited them enormously. Doing things the same way you always have is a comforting choice.  Your staff may … Read More

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Right for You in 2018?

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You’ve probably read online about PRP therapy.  In its most news-worthy forms, PRP is used as a hair growth treatment and as a type of cosmetic treatment known sensationally as the “vampire facial”. But platelet-rich plasma has medical applications which professional athletes have touted the benefits of for years.  PRP is also a viable treatment for people suffering from chronic … Read More

Why Mergers and Acquisitions Provide Solutions for Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers

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Times are tough for smaller DME suppliers, but the changing healthcare landscape is also impacting larger entities.  Rising costs and shrinking reimbursements are part of the problem, but suppliers are also subjected to the vagaries of changing and even conflicting policies between Medicaid and MCOs (Managed Care Organizations). These realities make cash flow and capitalization a problem, especially when there’s … Read More

Critical Components to Achieving Payment Assurance Through Patient Engagement

There’s a lamentably oppositional relationship between patients and their insurers, which interpolates itself into interactions throughout the healthcare space.  But at Obility, we’re actively working to change that. This post is about strategies critical to achieving payment assurance through patient engagement.  When patients are engaged and informed about projected billings, there’s much less likelihood of delays in payment. It’s all … Read More

Study: Women’s Knee Osteoarthritis Indicated by Weak Thigh Muscles

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You hate exercise.  We know.  A lot of people do. But if you’re a woman and you’ve avoided keeping your thighs strong, you may be at risk of osteoarthritis of the knee. A study conducted last year by researchers at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria revealed that weakness in women’s thigh muscles was a major contributing factor in … Read More

Why is My Doctor Prescribing a CPM Machine?

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If your doctor has prescribed a CPM machine, then you’ve had a total knee replacement.  CPM stands for continuous passive motion.  It came into use in the late 1970s when a doctor named Robert B. Salter, from Toronto, Canada, discerned that immobilizing the joint following surgery wasn’t the best course of action. The goal of the CPM machine is keep … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

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It’s not just older people who need durable medical equipment.  After surgery, mobility aids are often needed.  Also, people with chronic illnesses or disabilities require the support of DME. But a lot of people aren’t clear about what it is.  So, we’ve assembled this handy guide with everything you need to know about durable medical equipment (DME) and how it … Read More

DVT Prevention and Home Care: How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

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About 350,000 US citizens are diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis each year.  Some of these people are shocked to discover that blood clots lurk and that they’re life-threatening.  But 1 in 10 people with this condition die from it. This occurs when blood clots deep in the veins break off and travel to organs like the lungs. Many factors can … Read More