Are California Medical Corporations Stealing the Physical Therapy Trade?

A spokesperson for the California Association of Independent Therapists says bill amendments would force physical therapists to present themselves in disclosure documents as “incompetents”

A long-running catfight between the states powerful medical lobby and independent physical therapists is heating up again in Sacramento, threatening an uneasy truce that promised new benefits for patients and taxpayers.

Recent amendments to a health care bill worked out by the warring parties earlier this year would place new burdens on independent therapists by requiring them to attach warning labels to their services. These labels, they say, would frighten off patients and drive them into the arms of competing clinicians who work for doctor-owned medical corporations.

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