• Good Vibes with VibePlate Image

    articleAug 27, 2015 | 1 min. read

    Good Vibes with VibePlate

    Regardless of a patient’s physical condition, he or she can use vibration plates to support neuromuscular performance. Through proprioceptive stimulation, patients can benefit from restored joint, ligament, muscle, and fascia function. Patients also can use vibration plates as a mechanism to reduce inflammation. Plus, these plates are appropriate for use in a variety of settings—from fitness and athletic performance centers to medical rehab and active aging facilities. Here are just some of the positive outcomes your patients …

  • Costly ICD-10 Traps and How to Avoid Them Image

    articleAug 26, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Costly ICD-10 Traps and How to Avoid Them

    Imagine you’re playing a game . More specifically: an ICD-10 Rube Goldberg-style game . To win, you have to scurry through a series of stages without getting caught in costly traps. But what happens when you find yourself at the mercy of the swiftly-turning plastic crank? Before you know it, the cage has lowered and you’re out of the game —forever separated from your cheddar. Okay, so ICD-10 isn’t a game of zany action on a crazy …

  • ICD-10 Coding Example: Physical Therapy  Image

    articleAug 19, 2015 | 3 min. read

    ICD-10 Coding Example: Physical Therapy

    Have you worked hard throughout the year to train your ICD-10 muscles? Do you feel brainy-buff enough to join the ranks of ICD-10 experts come October 1? If not, you’re not alone. That’s exactly why we’re hosting an ICD-10 bootcamp webinar : To whip you into tip-top-coding shape. I trust that with the help of WebPT founder and COO Heidi Jannenga and coding expert Rick Gawenda , that you, too, can pull up on your coding bar …

  • Don’t Let ICD-10 and Direct Access Bug You Image

    articleAug 13, 2015 | 7 min. read

    Don’t Let ICD-10 and Direct Access Bug You

    Obviously, there’s been quite a buzz surrounding ICD-10; and providers throughout the country are making a tremendous effort to figure out exactly how the transition is going to affect us all . And just like a winged—and busy—bug that won’t stop whizzing past your ear, the noise isn’t likely to die down anytime soon. And that’s for good reason: the ICD-10 transition is a big one, and there are many factors rehab therapists have to consider when …

  • Improve Patient Outcomes with the Help of the WebPT Marketplace Image

    articleJul 30, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Improve Patient Outcomes with the Help of the WebPT Marketplace

    In our everyday lives, technology helps us complete tasks more efficiently. And when it comes to patient care, technology is a tool for more efficient and accurate data collection. But why does  data collection matter ? In the age of  pay-for-performance , clinicians will need their outcomes data to not only analyze their patients’ progress, but also prove their value. That’s exactly why the  WebPT Marketplace  has partnered with forward-thinking companies like BioSensics: to assist our Members …

  • How Does Insurance Work from a Private Practice PT Perspective? Image

    articleJul 27, 2015 | 6 min. read

    How Does Insurance Work from a Private Practice PT Perspective?

    As a private practice physical therapy provider, you’ve made—and have yet to make—a number of decisions. Some of these decisions are easy; others, maybe not so much. For example, choosing which ice cream flavor to eat on a Friday afternoon might prove to be one of the toughest calls you have to make in your career. But no matter how hard the decision might seem, you don’t need to be afraid to pick a stance: You just …

  • How Will ICD-10 Affect Direct Access? (And Other Billing Questions) Image

    articleJul 16, 2015 | 6 min. read

    How Will ICD-10 Affect Direct Access? (And Other Billing Questions)

    In healthcare sectors across the globe, ICD-10 is hardly  a new concept . But in the US, we’ve been hesitant to adopt the updated system since its inception more than 30 years ago. In just a few short months, though, that’s all going to change. If you’ve been watching the news, reading  the WebPT Blog , or talking with your colleagues, you’ve probably gotten the sense that the  ICD-10 delay , debates, and—for some—dread are about to …

  • 29 Ways to Remedy Rehab Therapy Burnout Image

    articleJun 30, 2015 | 4 min. read

    29 Ways to Remedy Rehab Therapy Burnout

    As a therapist, you care about your patients (thank you, captain obvious ). But it’s this helpful nature that’s often responsible for stress, frustration, and even career burnout. When things get rough, you might find yourself internalizing patient progress—or lack thereof. Additionally, you might feel like you have to constantly fill the “therapist” role, even when you’re not in the clinic. Plus, you’re under pressure to answer tons of questions thrown your way on a daily basis …

  • New WebPT Marketplace Features Make Your Life Easier Image

    articleJun 29, 2015 | 2 min. read

    New WebPT Marketplace Features Make Your Life Easier

    When WebPT Members shop for clinic supplies in the WebPT Marketplace , they score serious savings—up to 25% off retail prices. In addition to saving money, our shoppers also save a ton of time in the purchasing process. Plus, the Marketplace is constantly releasing new updates and features to make customers’ lives even easier. Here are two of our latest enhancements: Smart Search Our ultimate goal at WebPT is to streamline all of your workflows so you …

  • Direct Access from the Patient's Perspective Image

    articleJun 22, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Direct Access from the Patient's Perspective

    If you’ve been following the  WebPT Blog  for even a short time, you’re likely aware that  direct access  to physical therapy is the way of the future—especially now that some form of this patient-centric care exists in  all 50 states . That’s why we’ve covered everything providers need to know  about direct access , from  marketing topics  to  individual state regulations . One thing we haven’t covered: what it’s like to be a direct access physical therapy …

  • CEU Shopping Guide Image

    articleJun 3, 2015 | 3 min. read

    CEU Shopping Guide

    In some social circles, shopping is considered a sport . In others, it’s merely an obligation or simply a pastime. But when it comes to shopping for continuing education units (CEUs), one point most social circles can agree on is that determining the right educational courses is far more important than say, the quest for the perfect pump . That’s because—in most states—earning the right CEUs is mandatory in order to maintain your license . And although …

  • Can you Smell What the RockTape is Cooking? Hint: It’s Both Educational and Fun Image

    articleMay 29, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Can you Smell What the RockTape is Cooking? Hint: It’s Both Educational and Fun

    Okay, so Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might have been cooking something at one point or another. And although I’m not exactly sure what that means—there’s got to be a connection in there somewhere—I am sure of the fact that RockTape has been cooking up some valuable CEU courses. As a therapist, your love of learning is second nature. And as such, you probably already know that CEU courses help you stay up to date on the latest …

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