MET 101 Tip 17 - What Can a MES Bill to an Insurance Carrier?


In "MET 101 eBook Tip 17," Dr. Mike looks at the complex world of insurance billing for medical exercise training professionals, a topic that has gained significant attention over the years. Dr. Mike debunks some of the myths and lays out the realities of navigating insurance reimbursement using a MET Insurance Reimbursement criterion. This video is part of the "MET 101 eBook" series, where Dr. Mike shares his extensive experience and insights, drawing from his background of owning PT clinics, to help medical exercise professionals understand how to secure and retain insurance payments for their services.

Key points from the video include:

Evolution of Insurance Billing: Dr. Mike discusses the shift in insurance billing practices since 1994, highlighting the growing interest among medical exercise professionals in understanding how to bill insurance carriers.

The Reality of Insurance Billing: Emphasizes the critical importance of accurate billing and the potential for audits by...

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Medical Exercise Specialist....When Can You Begin Working with Surgical Clients?


In "MET 101 Ebook Tip 16," the focus shifts to the evolving landscape of medical exercise training, particularly in the context of post-surgical care. This video highlights the increasing necessity for fitness and medical exercise professionals to work closely with clients after surgery, a trend driven by changes in health insurance reimbursement policies. Dr. Mike emphasizes the critical importance of obtaining medical clearance from the operating physician before initiating any exercise program with a post-surgical client. This installment of the MET 101 series sheds light on the procedural and ethical considerations involved in transitioning clients from surgical recovery to physical therapy and eventually to medical exercise training.

Key insights from the video include:

Necessity for Medical Clearance: Before starting physical therapy or medical exercise training, obtaining clearance from the client's surgeon, family physician, or physical therapist is essential.

Timing for...

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My Client Has Pain After Our MET Session...What Should I Do?


Welcome to "MET 101 Ebook Tip 15," Dr. Mike introduces the MedXPRO Network, a platform designed for medical exercise specialists and post-rehabilitation professionals to share experiences and discuss various topics pertinent to their field. One of the focal points of this video is the appropriate response when a client experiences significant pain after a session.

Dr. Mike emphasizes the importance of direct communication with the referral source, be it a physician or a physical therapist, to ensure the client receives the most appropriate care based on their current condition. This installment of the MET 101 series underscores the critical role of clear, professional communication in managing client care and the collaborative relationship between exercise professionals and medical practitioners.


Key takeaways from the video include:

Direct Communication with Referral Sources: Essential for providing detailed accounts of exercise sessions and client responses, especially...

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Join the Medical Exercise Specialist Network!!


JOIN the Medical Exercise Specialist NETWORK!!


Join the only online community dedicated exclusively to Medical Exercise Specialists…Post Rehab Conditioning Specialists...Medical Exercise Program Directors!! The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) Network will take you to the next level with your medical exercise training skills and practice. 

As medical exercise training (MET) continues to grow…..a good idea may be to join a community of like-minded and well-trained MEDICAL EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS. Yes, professionals....not wannabes. 


Whether you just finished the MES or PRCS, have practiced a few years, and want to build a strong and profitable MET practice, let the MES Network resources work for you instead of developing them on your own. 


Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger in your practice? Every other trainer says they do MET or post rehab but it's don't know what they are doing. Other personal trainers don’t...

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7 Steps to Packaging MET Services Recording


The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) marks its 30th year of excellence in medical exercise education with Free Webinar FridaysWebinar Fridays are free 45-minute webinars sponsored by the Medical Exercise Specialist Network to provide medical exercise professionals with the knowledge to better manage their clients and practices while establishing guidelines and standards for our new profession - Medical Exercise Training. Our next webinar......

Topic - "7 Steps for Packaging Fitness Services for Medical Conditions" 

 Webinar Highlights You Can't Afford to Miss:
1. Identify the MET Needs
2. Identify the Six Key Exercise Points
3. Identify the Key Lifestyle Management Keys
4. Develop 30-Day Exercise Goals
5. Develop Six 10-minute Lifestyle Presentations
6. Develop Six 10-minute Group Exercise Sessions
7. Identify What the Client Leaves With


Dr Mike and the METI Team 

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6-Point Medical Exercise Management System


The "6-Point Medical Exercise Training Management System" webinar reviews a system for medical exercise and fitness professionals (MedXPROs) to manage clients with medical conditions through exercise effectively. It introduces a standardized approach beyond the traditional fitness regime, which often lacks specificity and fails to achieve positive functional outcomes for clients. The document emphasizes the importance of starting with a diagnosis from the client’s physician, understanding the anatomy and pathology of the condition, and identifying contraindicated and indicated activities. This ensures the design of a medical exercise program (MET) that is both safe and effective, focusing on improving the client's condition without exacerbating it.


In this webinar, Dr. Mike discusses establishing specific goals and using a protocol-based approach to manage clients systematically. This process includes assessing key regions affected by the client's condition, setting...

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Medical Exercise Training Documents......8 You Must Have!!


In our latest Medical Exercise Specialist podcast, we delve into the critical role of Medical Exercise Training (MET) forms in transforming client management and operational efficiency within your practice. These forms are not just paperwork; they are essential tools that bridge the gap between healthcare and fitness, ensuring that every client receives personalized and effective care. There are 8 essential forms every medical exercise professional must have:

  • Client Intake/Demographic Form
  • Medical History Form
  • Release of Information Form
  • Release of Liability Form
  • MET Progress Report
  • MET Referral/Medical Clearance Form
  • Training Agreement/Contract

These 8 forms are the minimum necessary to effectively document and communicate your training session outcomes with medical professionals as well as your record. Incorporating customized MET forms into your practice is more than an upgrade; it's a transformation towards more effective client management and enhanced professional...

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Webinar Friday is Coming - 6-Point MET Management System

Exciting Opportunity for Medical Exercise Professionals!
As the landscape of Medical Exercise Training (MET) evolves, the complexity of managing MET clients has significantly increased since the inception of the Medical Exercise Specialist certification in 1994. Today’s MET clients require a more sophisticated and standardized approach to ensure effective and safe outcomes.
Introducing the METI 6-Point Medical Exercise Training Management Program  

This groundbreaking 6-point system is designed to streamline the process of managing clients with various medical conditions, focusing on the most critical factors in their exercise regimen. Whether you’re new to MET or looking to enhance your skills, this program is your key to unlocking a higher level of client management proficiency.
Join Our FREE Webinar!

When: Friday, March 8th, at 1:00 PM Central Time 
Duration: 35-45 minutes of invaluable insights

This exclusive webinar will unveil...

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7 Steps to Start Your Medical Exercise Training Practice


This is the first of our FREE METI Webinar Series. This first webinar looks at "7 Steps to Building a MET Practice in Any Setting" led by Dr. Mike. This session goes in-depth into how to begin the process of starting a MET practice in any setting. 

Key Webinar Highlights: 

  • Introduction to MET: Learn about Medical Exercise Training, a pioneering approach that fills the gap between healthcare and fitness, focusing on safe, effective exercise programs for individuals with medical conditions. 
  • 7 Steps to Success: Dr. Mike will outline the "7 Steps to Starting Your MET Practice in Any Setting," derived from over 30 years of experience. Key steps include identifying medical referral sources, acquiring specialized training, and developing marketing strategies. 
  • Referral Relationships: Strategies to connect with medical professionals for referrals. 
  • Training and Certification: Insights on acquiring the necessary MET training...
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Obtaining Medical Referrals - MET 101 eBook Tip 12


In MET101 Tip 12 Dr Mike reviews the guidelines and importance of obtaining a referral when you begin training a client with a medical condition(s). Remember, as a MedXPRO we are not licensed medical professionals, but we can easily identify red flags as outlined in the Medical Exercise Specialist and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist workshops. These red flags may save a client's life. 


Key insights from the video include:

Critical Referral Timing: Emphasizes the importance of referring clients to medical professionals within the first year of their injury, surgery, or condition for optimal recovery and management.

Red Flags for Referral: Identifies specific red flags such as radiating pain, numbness, tingling, loss of range of motion, swelling, and night pain, which necessitate caution and potentially a medical referral.

Monitoring Vital Signs: Stresses the importance of monitoring clients' temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, especially in the context of the...

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