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May 14, 2013| Brooke Andrus
Note: Each month, we will feature a different member of the WebPT family in our new Staff Spotlight blog series.
Growing up on his grandfather’s farm in eastern Tennessee, Mike Clevenger learned the value of a hard day’s work at a very young age. “We had days where the entire family—60 or 70 people with all of the grandkids—would come together, and we had to vaccinate all of my grandfather’s cattle,” he said. “That’s about 300 head of cattle, going one by one. I learned a lot about hard work and teamwork.”
Mike has since traded his boots and overalls for a headset and a computer screen, but his exceptional work ethic remains unchanged. As a Senior Training Representative in WebPT’s Member Care department, Mike now spends his days helping Members learn all the ins and outs of the WebPT application—which is kind of perfect, because he was always naturally drawn to teaching.
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher,” he said. “But my career path led me to corporate training, which is pretty much the next best thing.”
Before joining the WebPT family, Mike worked as a new hire trainer for Marriott International and as an insurance agent for both Progressive and Travelers. Those positions allowed him to hone his people skills in a business setting, but it’s his innate desire to lend a hand—anytime, anywhere, and to anyone—that makes him such a great fit in his job role at WebPT.
Apr 11, 2013| Mark Kats
Following the progress of Gaby Giffords on her path to recovery has been inspiring! The former Arizona congresswoman told CNN she spends her days doing occupational therapy and yoga, and she credits nurses and speech therapists with helping her every day. Read the full story here.
Texas PTs, patients, and advocates came together in support of direct access to physical therapy at a public hearing for HB 1039. Check out Allan Besselink's blog post for some background on this particular issue as well as next steps for those who would like to help support Texas PTs and patients.
Are you on Twitter? If so, do you get involved in Twitter chats for rehab therapy professionals? There is a great one for all PTs under the #SolvePT hashtag and an excellent chat for students under #DPTstudent. Additionally, throughout the month of April, check out the #OTmonth hashtag for all things occupational therapy.
Of course, these are just a few news stories making the rounds this week. You can also find us on Pinterest for useful infographics, marketing advice, and compliance resources.;
Apr 11, 2013| Charlotte Bohnett
Today's blog post comes from Senior Writers Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen.
It was 14 years ago when Brian Kunich launched his successful physical therapy career. After several years working in private practice, Brian discovered that while he was an excellent practitioner, as a clinic owner and manager he was at a serious disadvantage when it came to controlling clinic supply expenses. Because his priority—as it should be—was on treating his patients and growing his business, ordering clinical supplies became an after hours responsibility. Thus, time to shop around was at a premium.
Determined to help clinics simplify the buying process—and save money—Brian mapped out a plan for an eCommerce platform. And he knew the perfect company to work with in order to bring his plan to fruition—WebPT, the same company who developed and delivered the ultimate EMR and practice management solution for rehab therapists. In October, 2011, Brian (a WebPT Member) attended WebPT’s first user conference, Evolve. There, he spoke with friend, former colleague, and WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga.clinical supplies, eCommerce, physical therapy, PT best practices, PT products, shopping, WebPT marketplace
Apr 4, 2013| Mark Kats
A duck is helping to spread the word about the value of physical therapy in Aflac's latest ad campaign. We love the attention this funny commercial is getting, and having a spotlight on physical therapy is always great for marketing and branding our profession! If you haven't seen it, check out the TV spot right here.
April is Occupational Therapy Month. What an awesome opportunity to promote this great profession! We want to share with you a special message to all OTs from Alex Zarazua, WebPT’s Support Team Lead. For more on OT month, check out the American Occupational Therapy Association's website and follow #OTMonth on Twitter. Also, stay tuned to our blog as this month we’ll feature several posts specifically for OTs.
Finally, we’re super pumped to announce the launch of our new WebPT Marketplace, an eCommerce site exclusively for WebPT Members. Here, you can shop for the therapy products you need to run your practice—all for a fraction of retail price. Yup, on average, you’ll save 20%—on everything.
Of course, these are just a few news stories making the rounds this week. Connect with us on LinkedIn for all things rehab therapy-related.
Apr 3, 2013| Charlotte Bohnett
Today's blog post comes from Senior Writers Erica Cohen and Charlotte Bohnett.
We’re super pumped to announce the launch of our new WebPT Marketplace, an eCommerce site exclusively for WebPT Members. Here, you can shop for the therapy products you need to run your practice—all for a fraction of retail price. Yup, on average, you’ll save 20%—on everything.
With more than 20,000 Members, WebPT has the strongest rehab therapy community around. This gave us the buying power to negotiate incredible discounts on the things you need most. In addition to offering a vast array of therapy products, the WebPT Marketplace features:
- one-page checkout
- repeat shopping lists and reminders
- product reviews and recommendations
So whether you’re hunting for foam rollers or therabands, look no further. The WebPT Marketplace has everything you need, all intuitively organized and in one place, which means you can spend less time shopping and more time treating.
In addition to being convenient and user-friendly, our Marketplace is super speedy and super secure because we use a PCI/DSS compliant checkout interface. And once you’ve ordered your products, expect to receive them quickly. With three US distributions centers, 93% of deliveries will arrive in two days and 99% within three days.
Ready to get started? The WebPT Marketplace is free for all WebPT Members—just sign into WebPT and click on the shopping cart in the top-right corner.
These exclusive savings are for Members only. Not a Member yet? Click here to learn more about WebPT
Apr 2, 2013| Heidi Jannenga PT
It’s April. And that means spring has sprung. Even though many across the country would argue that winter is still hanging on for dear life, the leaves will soon unfurl and the sun will shine. So what does this mean for you and your practice? It means now’s the time to shake off the winter doldrums and spring forward (see what I did there?) into new beginnings.
Spring means energy, vibrancy, and positivity, so be sure to channel all of that into bettering your clinic. Consider a spring cleaning day or some sprucing up to freshen your practice’s decor or layout. Perhaps you can start new wellness initiatives in your community—like a walking program, community gardening, or Pilates at a park. You could also start new initiatives internally—going all digital with an EMR, starting a recycling program, enacting a reward program to improve patient exercise compliance, or launching an incentive program to improve your front desk’s patient copay collection.
Or maybe, this spring is the spring to go green. For example, WebPT has an office recycling program that even includes recycling all our shredded materials. We also enacted a smoking cessation program to improve our health and clean our air. Lastly, we collect cloth grocery bags for our home-building efforts in Mexico with Next Generation Philanthropy.
What better time to go green than spring? April does hold Earth Day, after all, which is why we’re devoting this month to conservation and the environment. However, we’re writing these blog posts from a small business perspective, because ultimately, while we want everyone to play their part in protecting and bettering our planet, we also want any green initiatives to benefit your practice—and your patients.
So tell me. What green best practices do you have? What conservation or DIY tips do you recommend? What do you want to know about saving money and time while being environmentally conscious?
Mar 22, 2013| Erica Cohen
Registration for Evolve 2013: Palo Alto is almost over. Don’t miss out. This isn’t your typical conference. It’s all about rehab therapists, and it’s free. Connect with peers, hear from industry experts, exchange best practices, and learn how to increase revenue. Isn’t it time to evolve your clinic?
WebPT Evolve 2013 • March 28 • Palo Alto, California
In this conference, you’ll learn how to:
- Keep your clinic compliant (Thanks to compliance expert Rick Gawenda of Gawenda Seminars)
- Improve your accounts receivable processes (Thanks to WebPT billing expert Stacey Abelman)
- Understand and effectively use social media (Thanks to WebPT social media and blogging experts Charlotte Bohnett and Mark Kats)
Plus, you’ll discover the evolution of WebPT with owners Heidi and Brad Jannenga as well as meet and mingle with community members over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Want some more deets? Here’s the presentation schedule:
12:30 PM: Registration
1:00 PM: The Evolution of WebPT with WebPT Co-Founders Heidi and Brad Jannenga
1:30 PM: Billing: Ten Tips for Better Accounts Receivables with expert biller Stacey Abelman
2:45 PM: The PT Guide to Social Media with social media and blogging experts Charlotte Bohnett and Mark Kats
4:15 PM: Keeping your Clinic Compliant with compliance expert Rick Gawenda
5:30 PM: Constantly Evolving. It's What WebPT Does.
Brad and Heidi Jannenga, Co-Founders, and Paul Winandy, Chief Executive Officer, explain what drives them to achieve greatness every day. Here, you'll have the opportunity to participate in an open discussion about WebPT—past, present, and future.
6:30pm: Drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Feb 28, 2013| Charlotte Bohnett
Today’s blog post comes WebPT President and CTO Brad Jannenga
Earlier this month, I packed my bags and headed off to Washington DC along with Courtney Klein Johnson and Chris Petroff, founders of social incubator and fellow Phoenix tech startup, SeedSpot. Why were we heading to our nation’s capitol? Aside from wanting to see the famed cherry blossoms bloom, we were invited to take part in Startup America’s Champions Take DC event. Packed with amazing dialogue, brilliant insights, and lots of awesome people, the experience was a lot of things—exciting, educational, inspirational—but most of all extremely humbling.
Here are my top four most awe-inspiring moments:
Feb 25, 2013| Erica Cohen
Last weekend, WebPT rolled out a new addition to the WebPT Medicare Allowable Fee Schedule and Cap Alert System: the Medicare Allowable Cap Report. We are so excited for this new feature launch that we thought we might take a few lines of our blog to walk through the WebPT Fee Schedule and Cap Alert System basics.
Feb 14, 2013| Charlotte Bohnett
Last month we focused our blog theme on achieving greatness because we are 100% dedicated to helping you be successful in therapy practice. If you attended CSM 2013, you may have noticed our booth also had the “achieve greatness” theme. If you didn’t attend CSM, no worries. Here is a photo:
So why are we dedicated to helping the rehab community be better in business? Why are we determined to help elevate the profession? Because we friggin’ love ya (happy Valentine’s Day!). But also because we’re passionate about rehab therapy and the impact you all make daily on your patients’ lives. That’s in our roots. Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga is a physical therapist, and she created WebPT because she wanted to make an EMR solution that truly worked for her industry.
With this lovefest in mind, we created the “I Love Physical Therapy Because...” whiteboards and hoisted them up at CSM 2013 for all attendees to write on. The response was tremendous. Practicing therapists, educators, students, and fellow exhibitors all wrote on our boards. Everyone was very eager to share the love—and have their photos snapped: