Kay S Ahern, P.T.
is a Physical Therapist specialty provider based out of Goodyear, Arizona. The NPI number for Kay S Ahern, P.T.
. Based on a NPI lookup from the NPI registry (NPPES), this provider holds a license number 0854 (Arizona).
Based on Medicare data from 2014, the provider did
accept the Medicare approved amount as payment in full. She did
participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which is a Medicare program that encourages healthcare professionals and group practices to report information on their respective quality of care. The provider did not
utilize electronic health records (EHR systems), which are important because they may improve a healthcare professional's ability to make well-informed treatment decisions. She did not
participate in the 'Maintenance of Certification Program' (MOC), which encourages board certified physicians to continue learning and self-evaluating throughout their medical career. The provider did not
participate in the 'Million Hearts' initiative (MHI), which is a national initiative that encourages health care professionals to report and perform well on activities related to heart health in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Taxonomy definitions, as per the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC): (1) Physical therapists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat people with health problems resulting from injury or disease. PT's assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living, among other responsibilities. Treatment includes therapeutic exercises, cardiovascular endurance training, and training in activities of daily living. (2) A physical therapist is a person qualified by an accredited program in physical therapy, licensed by the state, and practicing within the scope of that license. Physical therapists treat disease, injury, or loss of a bodily part by physical means, such as the application of light, heat, cold, water, electricity, massage and exercise. They develop treatment plans based upon each patient's strengths, weaknesses, range of motion and ability to function. (3) A health professional who specializes in physical therapy- the health care field concerned primarily with the treatment of disorders with physical agents and methods, such as massage, manipulation, therapeutic exercises, cold, heat (including short-wave, microwave, and ultrasonic diathermy), hydrotherapy, electric stimulation and light to assist in rehabilitating patients and in restoring normal function after an illness or injury.Frequently Asked Questions:
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