• Considering Private Practice? Here’s What SLPs Need to Know Image

    articleMay 14, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Considering Private Practice? Here’s What SLPs Need to Know

    As a busy SLP working in a school or hospital setting, you might have—at one time or another—felt somewhat stifled by the constraints of your work environment. You might even catch yourself dreaming about starting your own private practice—and silently yearning for the flexibility that inevitably follows suit. After all, when you’re a business owner, you’re your own boss. That means you make the final call on all patient treatment, set your own schedule, and even build …

  • Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month! Image

    articleMay 4, 2015 | 3 min. read

    Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month!

    In Phoenix, the weather is warm, pool parties are already in full effect, and it’s been shorts season since—well—last summer. But whether it’s sunny where you are—or not—the month of May is about more than changing seasons. This month is a celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). Each year, the Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) chooses a theme to promote awareness surrounding hearing and speech problems. This year’s theme is "Early Intervention Counts." Early intervention is a …

  • Happy Birthday, Marketplace! Image

    articleApr 30, 2015 | 3 min. read

    Happy Birthday, Marketplace!

    “Cel-e-brate good times, c’mon! Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh, duh nuh nuh. Yahoo!” I can hear the melody right now. Can’t you? If you can’t, that also means you probably can’t hear me singing it loudly—which is a good thing (sorry, friendly coworkers). You might be wondering what Kool & the Gang has to do with WebPT. To put it simply, there’s a party going on right here. By right here, I mean at WebPT. That’s because …

  • How to Optimize Your Claims Image

    articleApr 16, 2015 | 7 min. read

    How to Optimize Your Claims

    Billing. Everyone loves delving into their claim submission practices to optimize their billing. Amirite? Okay, so that statement might be a bit of a stretch. But, whether you love it—or not—this process could directly influence your clinic’s financial success. That’s why we’ve covered such a vast array of billing topics in our blog posts this month; we want to help you get your clinic’s billing practices into tip-top shape . If you’ve been following along, I hope …

  • Evaluating Your Billing Process: 4 Things to Keep in Mind Image

    articleApr 2, 2015 | 6 min. read

    Evaluating Your Billing Process: 4 Things to Keep in Mind

    Cash flow—or the lack thereof—is a standard indicator of any business’s financial health. And if you have a rehab therapy private practice, your cash flow depends on a wide variety of factors—from your intake process to your payer contracts. In an ideal world, all of your patient demographics and insurance information would be 100% accurate—100% of the time—and all of your payer contracts would ensure payment within 30 days of claim submission. Then, before you can even …

  • Telehealth in PT: Expanding Possibilities Image

    articleMar 31, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Telehealth in PT: Expanding Possibilities

    “Can you hear me now? Good.” Much like the glasses-sporting world traveler in this Verizon commercial , telehealth services aim to ensure patients are heard—whether they’re in the clinic or at home. Telehealth is a fairly new concept, so you might be wondering what services it actually encompasses. According to HealthIT.gov , “The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional …

  • Heart and Sols: Revolutionizing Custom Orthotics Image

    articleMar 24, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Heart and Sols: Revolutionizing Custom Orthotics

    When I first learned how to play the piano, my favorite song was “Heart and Soul.” It’s undeniably catchy, and it was a tried-and-true standard for piano novices like myself. Every day, in an effort to get the song just right, I practiced, practiced, and practiced some more. And what did I glean from this exercise in repetition? Well, it wasn’t stellar piano-playing skills. However, I did learn that it doesn’t take much noise to push me …

  • How to Respond to Patient Reviews Image

    articleMar 18, 2015 | 6 min. read

    How to Respond to Patient Reviews

    It’s Friday night, and you’re exhausted from a busy work week. As you rummage around your kitchen looking for dinner ingredients, you open the fridge to see what’s there. It’s nearly empty, and unfortunately, the remaining groceries look, well, unappetizing. Your stomach is growling, and going out to eat is looking like your best option. Pretty soon, you’re on Yelp, tracking down the best cheesesteak your city has to offer. You sit down on the couch and …

  • Beam Me Up: Why Your Clinic Needs a Website and How to Make One Image

    articleMar 9, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Beam Me Up: Why Your Clinic Needs a Website and How to Make One

    “Internet: the final frontier.” Okay, so outer space might not be the most accurate metaphor for the world wide web (may it live long and prosper ). However, if your clinic doesn’t have a website , my stretch-of-a-comparison might ring true for you on some level. For instance, if your clinic lacks online presence, its search results might closely resemble a black hole—seemingly non-existent and nearly impossible to detect. But don’t panic; you’re not getting sucked into …

  • ICD-10 FAQs Image

    articleFeb 28, 2015 | 6 min. read

    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 | 4 min. read

    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 | 4 min. read

    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 …

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