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South Carolina Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Integrated Care

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A recent decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court supports integration of physical therapy (PT) and physician services. In Joseph v. South Carolina Department of Labor, the court overturned a previous ruling and agreed with arguments that physician practices should be able to employ physical therapists. This result, after a decade long fight, could have national implications on the ability of physicians to own ancillary services and is a major victory for patient care. Read the news release from AAOS.

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