Dec 19, 2011| Lindsay Bayuk
Today’s post was contributed by our very own, Alex Zarazua. Thanks Alex!
This year has been a busy one at WebPT and as we near the end of 2011, we’re thankful to our members for helping us improve our system. The WebPT elves were hard at work late Friday night implementing new features and enhancements provided to us with the help of over 25 members.
One of our most exciting features is our new Patient Intake Form for those with our front office package. This allows patients to complete their basic demographic information prior to their first appointment, saving staff time during the initial intake process. We’ve also included a widget that enables clinics to host this form directly on their website.
Dec 16, 2011| Lindsay Bayuk
Today's Guest Post is brought to us by Nitin Chhoda. Thanks for contributing Nitin!
Have you ever thought about the answer to this question:
“How will patients remember you?”
As a private practice owner and as pillar of your community, there is nothing more important than a powerful, grand vision that excites and motivates others. Here are four guidelines that will help you create a vision that will not only set you apart, but also help you to define your goals.
In the process, you will create a set of guiding principles that will not only help you achieve these goals, but exceed them and surprise yourself in the process.
1) Your Practice Mission Should Be GRANDER Than Everyone Else’s
When it comes to the choice of physical therapy provider, patients have a choice. So do physicians.
The choice can be any physical therapist, including your competitor. The question arises: What are you doing to INSTANTLY set yourself apart?
Here’s one example of a vision that can set you apart immediately.
To help 50,000 people in your community live pain free, healthy lives by 2015.
Dec 14, 2011| Lindsay Bayuk
These past few weeks, the WebPT elves have been hard at work getting ready for our December release. The WebPT Members on Santa’s “Nice” List (which is all of them) will see updates and enhancements in their stockings starting on December 17th.
Dec 8, 2011| Lindsay Bayuk
We’re seeing a lot of talk about 5010 as the end of the year approaches. Curious to learn more, we took it to our resident experts, Kayla Milburn and Paul Schwartz, for all the answers.Lindsay: Kayla and Paul, thanks for taking time today to tell us about 5010. Can you tell me what physical therapists should know about 5010?
Paul: Not much. This change is really important for insurance companies and billing companies. Any physical therapist that uses an in-house software such as Kareo, or outsources their billing doesn’t have much to worry about. CMS has more resources and AMA has a toolkit to get started with 5010.
“Practices that conduct one or more of the HIPAA transactions electronically, such as submitting a claim or checking a patient’s eligibility, or rely on a billing service or clearinghouse to do this on their behalf, are affected by this change.” - American Medical Association
Dec 6, 2011| Lindsay Bayuk
As with any web- or cloud-based system, data security is always a top concern. All of the best systems are highly encrypted. WebPT has a 256 bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. For all of the non-geeks out there, that just means that the data is protected as its transferred between servers.
What many users don't realize is that they need to do their part to ensure the highest possible level of data security. Improve your password! That's right. Its a seemingly simple part of logging in to do online banking or check your email. Maybe you don't even think about it. Is your password too tough to crack?
PC Magazine just release the list of Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2011. If yours made the list, it might be time for a change. Some of the worst examples are “password” or “123456." We were puzzled to find “monkey” and “iloveyou" on the list. Any password that is “guessable” about you is not safe such as your pet’s name or the names of family members. This isn’t meant to alarm anyone, it’s just precautionary. You never know what a nosy co-worker or low-level hacker may attempt.