American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


GAO Finds No Over-Utilization by PT Self-Referrers

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on physical therapy utilization as part of a series reports examining the effect of the in-office ancillary services (IAOS) exception to the Stark Laws that generally prohibit self-referral. The report examined the utilization of services for physical therapy by physicians who employed physical therapists in their practice (“self-referrers”). The report… Read More

Study Shows Physical Therapy Does Not Improve Hip OA Pain

Among adults with painful hip osteoarthritis, physical therapy did not result in greater improvement in pain or function compared with a placebo treatment, but was associated with relatively frequent but mild adverse effects, raising questions about its value for these patients, according to a study (Kim L. Bennell, Ph.D. et al) in the May 21st issue of JAMA.