• Senate Recesses with No Decision on SGR Bill Image

    articleMar 31, 2015

    Senate Recesses with No Decision on SGR Bill

    Let the trepidation commence. The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula—which Medicare uses to calculate reimbursements—and the therapy cap are both officially in limbo. On March 26, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal SGR and extend the therapy cap exceptions process for another two years. (As an aside, the bill did not include an ICD-10 delay, so that transition is continuing as scheduled.) Enactment of that bill wouldn’t be the optimal outcome for rehab therapists, …

  • The 7 Deadly Sins of PT Billing Image

    webinarMar 30, 2015

    The 7 Deadly Sins of PT Billing

    Billing for physical therapy services is tricky, time-consuming, and riddled with ever-evolving rules—which means mistakes are bound to happen. But how many mistakes are you truly making? The occasional oops is one thing, but what if you’re unknowingly flubbing up left and right? That’s a scary thought. Even scarier: you could be flubbing on purpose, because “everyone’s doing it.” Whether accidental or intentional, actions have consequences, and when it comes to billing for the services you provide, …

  • Be Safe, not Sorry: HIPAA-Compliant Email Marketing for Private Practice Image

    articleMar 25, 2015

    Be Safe, not Sorry: HIPAA-Compliant Email Marketing for Private Practice

    Few tech inventions have endured the way email has. We’ve been checking our virtual inboxes for decades, and the basic concept hasn’t really evolved—you send emails; you get emails. According to this email marketing stats infographic , 95% of online consumers use email, and 91% of them check their accounts once a day. If we surveyed those email-checkers, they’d probably tell us that the bulk of their received messages look a lot like the snail mail taking …

  • ICD-9 vs ICD-10 Image

    downloadMar 3, 2015

    ICD-9 vs ICD-10

    ICD-10 is much more than just an upgraded version of ICD-9. In fact, ICD-10 represents a complete overhaul of the diagnosis coding system as we know it. In addition to offering five times as many codes as its predecessor, ICD-10 features an entirely different code structure. Here, we provide a couple of illustrated examples to show you how ICD-10 will change the way you code for patient diagnoses.

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    downloadMar 3, 2015

    5 Steps

    The ICD-10 transition is just around the corner, and the best way to ensure your clinic’s ICD-10 switch goes off without a hitch is to establish—and stick to—a solid preparatory plan. Not sure where to start? Here, we’ve laid out five simple steps to ICD-10 success, along with ballpark timeframes for tackling each to-do. Remember, the sooner you start your prep work, the better your chances of experiencing a smooth transition to the new code set—so download …

  • ICD-10 Checklist Image

    downloadMar 3, 2015

    ICD-10 Checklist

    There’s a lot to do between now and the ICD-10 go-live date, and if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the massive amount of prep work that lies ahead, you’re certainly not alone. But, as the old saying goes, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. So, download this handy-dandy checklist and start knocking out your most crucial to-dos, one by one. Before you know it, you’ll have made it to …

  • ICD-10 FAQs Image

    articleFeb 28, 2015

    ICD-10 FAQs

    We recently hosted a webinar focused on helping PTS, OTs, and SLPs prepare for the ICD-10 switch. We got a lot of questions—so many, in fact, that we decided to organize the most common ones into an easy-to-reference blog post. Read on to find the answers to all your burning ICD-10 queries. Don’t see your question? Post it in the comments section below, and we’ll find you an answer. Does ICD-10 affect CPT codes? According to this …

  • How to Select the Right ICD-10 Code at Pizza-Ordering Speed Image

    articleFeb 26, 2015

    How to Select the Right ICD-10 Code at Pizza-Ordering Speed

    In the face of the impending ICD-10 implementation, you might be afraid of getting lost in the mire of new codes, left to wander the metaphorical sewers as you scavenge for whatever relevant codes you can find. And when October 1 rolls around, you very well could stumble upon a shattered glass jar and four baby turtles, and—wait a second; this sounds a lot like the plot of a ’90s movie about life-sized teenage reptiles. Even though …

  • You've Got a Friend in EMR: Why a Web-Based Solution Will Be the ICD-10 Hero Your Clinic Needs Image

    articleFeb 25, 2015

    You've Got a Friend in EMR: Why a Web-Based Solution Will Be the ICD-10 Hero Your Clinic Needs

    ICD-10 adoption in the US is long overdue , and adoption is necessary to ensure patient record accuracy as health care evolves. To make way for the inevitable changes that will follow that evolutionary path, the new code set is complex enough to account for future unknowns. Plus, it allows therapists and other providers to accurately report diagnoses for conditions that are part of the modern medical repertoire but do not currently exist within the ICD-9 code …

  • The PT’s 2015 ICD-10 Checklist  Image

    webinarFeb 24, 2015

    The PT’s 2015 ICD-10 Checklist

    The ICD-10 switch is upon us—October 1, 2015, to be exact—and you only have about seven months to finalize all of your clinic’s preparations. Feel your brow beading with stress sweat? Instead of fretting, tune in to this must-watch webinar. Hosts Heidi Jannenga and Mike Manheimer will outline everything you and your practice need to do to be ICD-10-ready before the clock runs out. In this session, you’ll learn how to: Assess current clinic diagnosis coding processes …

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