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    articleMar 11, 2014

    How to Train Your Staff on a New Technology

    Technology can be many things, including a rehab therapy clinic’s best friend. But it can also be a total nightmare if you don’t use the proper selection criteria or implement it successfully. Read on to learn how to train your staff on a new technology so everyone wins. Choose Wisely As Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa, points out in  this Forbes article , “Week-long training classes just aren’t cool—or efficient. The most successful consumer products—iPhone, Kindle, Wii, …

  • Coming Soon: The New WebPT Website Image

    articleMar 11, 2014

    Coming Soon: The New WebPT Website

    Here at WebPT, we like to keep things fresh (see “Be Minty” in this  blog post ). As such, we decided our website could use a little sprucing up—to make it simpler, cleaner, faster, and more representative of the WebPT brand. When you visit  WebPT.com  next week, you’ll definitely notice the new design, but don’t let it throw you for a loop. Even though we’ve enhanced the visual appeal of our website, nothing about the WebPT application …

  • WebPT Staff Spotlight on Elizabeth Warren Image

    articleMar 10, 2014

    WebPT Staff Spotlight on Elizabeth Warren

    Note: Each month, we will feature a different member of the WebPT family in our Staff Spotlight blog series. Within the walls of the WebPT Billing Department, Elizabeth Warren is all about keeping things clean: clean processes, clean claims, and clean reimbursements. But when it comes to her weekend Jeep trail expeditions, she doesn’t mind getting a little dirty. “Recently, I’ve really started to get into Jeeping, ” she said. “Now that my kids are grown, I’m …

  • 5 Ways the Affordable Care Act is Impacting Physical Therapists Image

    articleMar 6, 2014

    5 Ways the Affordable Care Act is Impacting Physical Therapists

    Ever since the federal government got the ball rolling on healthcare reform legislation—a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act—it’s been a hot topic of conversation among providers and consumers alike. For the last few years, discussions about the effects of the new healthcare law were purely speculative; but now that the ACA go-live date has come and gone, a clearer picture of its impact—particularly in the realm of outpatient physical therapy—is starting to emerge. Here’s a breakdown of how …

  • When to Report Discharge Codes with Functional Limitation Reporting Image

    articleMar 5, 2014

    When to Report Discharge Codes with Functional Limitation Reporting

    Lately, there’s been a bit of confusion surrounding Medicare’s requirements for submitting functional limitation reporting (FLR) discharge codes. Due to a “glitch” in the way Medicare processes claims containing FLR data, some therapists have received claim denials for cases involving tricky discharge reporting scenarios. So, we’ve put together a guide to address some common head-scratching situations. Read on to learn when you need to discharge and when you don’t. Patient Self-Discharges and Returns After 60 or More …

  • articleMar 4, 2014

    Never Give Up; Never Surrender: An Ode to Private Practice PT

    Those of you who have been in the rehab therapy business for a while have seen first-hand how much the industry has changed over the last few decades. Back when I first started practicing—more than 15 years ago—we were working in a very corporate-dominated environment. Many of the small, independent, “mom and pop” practices had fallen victim to therapy giants like HealthSouth and NovaCare. However, when the economy tanked in the early 2000s, so did many of …

  • Turn Your No-Shows into Yes-Shows Image

    articleMar 3, 2014

    Turn Your No-Shows into Yes-Shows

    As sports rehabilitator Heidi Dawson writes in  this article : “No-shows [are] the bane of a therapist’s existence.” We’re inclined to agree. You’ve got your schedule precisely booked—often down to the minute—and a no-show or late cancellation can turn your well-balanced plan for the day into a disheveled mess of frantic “are-you-still-coming?” phone calls followed by thumb-twiddling boredom. Oh, and then there’s the lost time and revenue to consider. Despite how frustrating no-shows can be, though, all …

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    webinarFeb 28, 2014

    Get to Know WebPT

    Want to see the leading rehab therapy-specific EMR live and in action? Here’s your chance. In this month’s webinar, hosts Heidi Jannenga, PT, and Marketing Director Mike Manheimer will give you an introductory tour of WebPT, including who we are as a company as well as our documentation solution, built-in compliance features, and business tools. Plus, you’ll have a chance to ask all your burning EMR questions at the end of the presentation.

  • The 8-Minute Rule: What it is and How it Works in WebPT Image

    articleFeb 27, 2014

    The 8-Minute Rule: What it is and How it Works in WebPT

    With most buyer-seller transactions, calculating the cost of a product or service is fairly simple. There are no complicated formulas for determining the monetary value of a pizza or a movie ticket; you simply pay the business’s advertised price. When it comes to Medicare’s payment for rehab therapy services, however, things aren’t always so simple. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded 8-Minute Rule (a.k.a. the Rule of Eights). The Basics The 8-Minute Rule governs the process by …

  • articleFeb 26, 2014

    Using WebPT to Share Notes with Other Providers

    In keeping with this month’s theme of “Tips and Tricks, ” I wanted to share one of my favorite aspects of WebPT: the ability to share a patient’s initial evaluation, treatment notes, and progress notes with other members of the patient’s healthcare team. Many of my patients are fairly complex and have a team of healthcare providers. That team may include another physical therapist, a surgeon, a pain management provider, a massage therapist, or a personal trainer. …

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