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Paula Digby tells the “Insiders” during Episode 139 about the opioid crisis, which she calls “pandemic” because of its inpacted. The questions are fascinating, beginning with Penny’s request for insight in an office visit scenario that involves a physician and an NP seeing the patient. Kristy asks for help reporting Guillain-Barre in the IRF,  is it active or sequellae? Finally, our dear friend, Anonymous, wants to know who can perform physical therapy working under an NP and bill Medicare for the service?

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Connect for Episode 140 on April 11th, beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific). “Insiders” begins at 10 am Eastern. You’ll find us on Free Conference Call HD,  Linked In, YouTube, and on Facebook.

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