• WebPT Staff Spotlight on Kellie Biles Image

    articleDec 2, 2013 | 5 min. read

    WebPT Staff Spotlight on Kellie Biles

    Note: Each month, we will feature a different member of the WebPT family in our Staff Spotlight blog series. So, a snake walks into a bar—well, actually, he didn’t walk so much as he was carried on the shoulders of Kellie Biles, WebPT Member Success Team Lead. And this isn’t so much the beginning of a hilarious joke as it is the beginning of a hilarious true story taken straight from the pages of Kellie’s life. Because …

  • articleNov 26, 2013 | 4 min. read

    WebPT Thanksgiving Traditions

    With T-minus 48 hours ’til Turkey Day, we thought it would be fun to share with you some of the ways we here at WebPT like to celebrate this much-cherished holiday (you know, besides eating ourselves into a food coma). On that note, we feel compelled to warn you that the following blog post contains detailed descriptions of delicious Thanksgiving food. Please proceed with caution. Culture Captain  Chelsie Shadrach  prefers a low-key, family-oriented Thanksgiving. “Dad fries a …

  • articleNov 19, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Therapy Cap Recap

    If you’re a rehab therapist who treats Medicare patients, you’ve got a bevy of rules and regulations to follow and knowing all of them inside and out is a tall order, to say the least. If decoding government legalese isn’t really your thing, don’t worry—we’ve dedicated this entire month to serving up a smorgasbord of digestible, easy-to-understand guides on the important Medicare policies that apply to you. On today’s menu: the therapy cap. As part of the …

  • articleNov 7, 2013 | 2 min. read

    FLR and PQRS: How Are They Different?

    Functional limitation reporting (FLR) and PQRS both fall under the ever-widening umbrella of Medicare regulations, and they both involve outcome measures and data codes. Still, they are completely separate requirements, each with its own set of rules. Confusing, we know. To help you sort out the differences, we’ve put together a short breakdown of each one as well as a detailed compare/contrast chart: The Basics of FLR On July 1, 2013, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …

  • WebPT Staff Spotlight on Doug Severson Image

    articleOct 30, 2013 | 4 min. read

    WebPT Staff Spotlight on Doug Severson

    Note: Each month, we will feature a different member of the WebPT family in our Staff Spotlight blog series. With a background in soccer midfielding, it's no surprise that Doug Severson has trouble sitting still. Which is why, after spending the better part of his high school career chasing soccer balls, Doug sought out a career path that would keep him on the field. "I wanted to stay involved in athletics, but I knew I was not going …

  • Understanding the ICD-10 Code Structure Image

    articleOct 29, 2013 | 7 min. read

    Understanding the ICD-10 Code Structure

    The leap from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is a big one, so it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, you can better digest the codes if you understand their structure. Let’s break it down. The Usual Cast of Characters Codes in the ICD-10-CM code set can have three, four, five, six, or seven characters. Many three-character codes are used as headings for categories of codes; these three-character codes can further expand to four, five, or six characters …

  • articleOct 15, 2013 | 3 min. read

    ICD-10 Checklist for Your Practice

    We’ve given you a lot of ICD-10 info to process this month. And in case you haven’t noticed, our main mantra has been “prepare, prepare, prepare.” Because like Confucius, we firmly believe that “success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” (And considering he’s the man behind one of the most influential movements in Asian history—not to mention the author of all five Chinese Classics—we’re thinking this Confucius guy gives …

  • Your Roadmap to ICD-10 Image

    articleOct 10, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Your Roadmap to ICD-10

    By now you’ve already—hopefully—heard the news about the big ICD-10 transition that’s going down on October 1, 2015. But, if you’re like most US healthcare providers—about 75%, according to this article —you haven’t exactly stuck to the suggested preparatory timelines that CMS released a while back. We get it; you’re busy, and the last thing you have time for is sitting down and mapping out a plan of action for your clinic’s transition to ICD-10. But putting …

  • ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: What’s the Difference? Image

    articleOct 2, 2013 | 3 min. read

    ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: What’s the Difference?

    If you’re a proponent of the old, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, you might be a little reluctant to buy into all of this ICD-10 business . After all, you use ICD-9 now, and that seems to be working just fine. So why rock the boat? Well, there’s another old saying that goes something like, “You don’t know what you’re missing until you reach out and touch it.” In this case, those still clinging …

  • WebPT Staff Spotlight on Ryan Anderson Image

    articleSep 26, 2013 | 5 min. read

    WebPT Staff Spotlight on Ryan Anderson

    Note: Each month, we will feature a different member of the WebPT family in our Staff Spotlight blog series. Ask Ryan Anderson how he ended up at WebPT, and you’ll get an adventure tale of epic proportions—complete with snakes, mud pits, and killer bees. It might sound like something ripped straight from the pages of an Indiana Jones script, but instead of a mystical stone, the prize at the end of Ryan’s journey was a job he …

  • 5 Ways to Market Your Physical Therapy Clinic Offline Image

    articleSep 19, 2013 | 4 min. read

    5 Ways to Market Your Physical Therapy Clinic Offline

    We’ve dealt out quite a bit of marketing advice this month—most of it related in some way to the World Wide Web. But while a modern marketing plan pretty much requires that you incorporate things like websites, social media pages, and email campaigns, there is still plenty you can do offline to widen your marketing reach and complement your online efforts. (For online marketing tips, be sure to download our  free e-book, Modern Marketing Decoded: A Guide …

  • articleSep 13, 2013 | 7 min. read

    6 Common Rehab Therapy Marketing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    So, you’ve got a marketing plan , you’ve honed your content-creation skills , and you’re ready to get down to business—or, to be more accurate, you’re ready to get down to marketing your business. As with any new endeavor, you’ll probably experience a few bumps along the road to building a successful marketing campaign—and that’s okay. After all, some of the world’s best innovations came about through trial and error. But while mistakes often present you with …

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