AOTF Scholarship Fund in Honor of NYC OT Gerry Balasta has been set up

As some of you have already heard, my longtime colleague Gerry Balasta, fellow NYC Occupational Therapist died of COVID 19 on April 18th 2020. I had known and worked with Gerry for over 20 years; he was just embarking on his latest entrepreneurial venture, Wonderful Beginnings, an EI and early childhood center that he was […]

Code 99072 – Will It Enter the Mainstream for Billing?? The NYTimes Weighs In.

Reprinted from the NY Times.  November 8 2020 A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee A surprise charge that can take advantage of vulnerable people and possibly violate consumer protection laws. The New York Times is investigating the costs associated with testing and treatment for the coronavirus and how the pandemic is […]

Listen Up Because I Finally Have a Podcast!!!

WHY NOW Sixteen years ago, when printed material was the norm,  I was the business columnist for Merion Publications, publisher of the OT Advance. 76 columns and 10 years later ,my Taking Care of Business column ran its course, a victim of the demise of print media. Most of the messages, content and material remain foundational and timeless. […]

Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason

Reprinted from the NY Times March 15th 2019 – When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using a catheter that connects to his […]