• The Dos and Don'ts of Balance Billing Image

    articleSep 17, 2018 | 5 min. read

    The Dos and Don'ts of Balance Billing

    If you’ve been in the rehab therapy game long enough, chances are, you’ve heard a thing or two about balance billing. But, if you’re out of the loop—or if you’re wondering what balance billing is, anyway—here’s the gist, according to this article from Becker’s Hospital Review: “The practice of balance billing refers to a physician's ability to bill the patient for an outstanding balance after the insurance company submits its portion of the bill. Out-of-network physicians, not …

  • Happy World PT Day 2018! Image

    articleSep 7, 2018 | 4 min. read

    Happy World PT Day 2018!

    It’s that time of year again—a time when physical therapists around the world take a moment to shine a spotlight on the important work they do. World Physical Therapy Day happens every year on September 8, and it’s an opportunity for physical therapists across the globe to raise awareness about their contributions to not only physical fitness, but also health and wellness in general. It’s also a day to recognize the positive impact PTs have on their …

  • How to Create a Patient Invoice Image

    articleAug 29, 2018 | 4 min. read

    How to Create a Patient Invoice

    Does this sound familiar? A patient comes to your clinic for treatment, you bill his or her insurance, the insurance pays the portion for which it is responsible, and you send an invoice to the patient for the remaining balance. Days, weeks, even months go by, and after persistently hounding the patient for his or her payment , you finally receive it. As it turns out, though, the patient wasn’t intentionally dodging the bill—it just wasn’t super …

  • Hazard Ahead: 8 Workers' Comp Billing Tips for PTs Image

    articleAug 23, 2018 | 6 min. read

    Hazard Ahead: 8 Workers' Comp Billing Tips for PTs

    When talking workers’ compensation (WC) billing and collections, it’s best to keep your high beams on. After all, compared to their commercial payer counterparts, these entities don’t always follow the same rules of the road. So, to help you stay in your lane when it comes to creating and submitting workers’ comp claims, here are a few important considerations: 1. Always verify the patient’s eligibility before providing any treatment. First things first: When a patient attends therapy …

  • Common Questions from Our PT Billing Open Forum Image

    articleAug 18, 2018 | 34 min. read

    Common Questions from Our PT Billing Open Forum

    Last week, WebPT’s trio of billing experts—Dr. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, WebPT President and Co-founder; John Wallace, PT, MS, WebPT Chief Business Development Officer of Revenue Cycle Management; and Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, WebPT Director of Clinical Practice, Outcomes, and Education—hosted a live open forum on physical therapy billing . Before the webinar, we challenged registrants to serve up their trickiest PT billing head-scratchers—and boy, did they deliver! We received literally hundreds of questions on …

  • The Dirty Truth About Insurance Plans and PT Image

    articleAug 14, 2018 | 7 min. read

    The Dirty Truth About Insurance Plans and PT

    “I love insurance payers!” If you were to compile a list of phrases that physical therapists are least likely to say, I’m betting that one would be somewhere near the top. And this sentiment certainly isn’t unwarranted. After all, payers—both commercial and federal—are notoriously difficult to work with . On top of that, they often make it especially difficult for beneficiaries to access rehab therapy services. In fact, when we conducted our recent State of Rehab Therapy …

  • 9 Creative Physical Therapy Clinic Names Image

    articleAug 2, 2018 | 4 min. read

    9 Creative Physical Therapy Clinic Names

    What’s in a name? If you ask any expecting parent, it’s a lot. After all, a name is something most people carry with them through their whole lives, and it can have a lot of social implications. For many PT practice owners, their clinics are their babies—which makes choosing the right name even more important. After all, it should be memorable, simple, and something that delivers the right message to the clinic’s target audience. So, to give …

  • CPTeach: Can PTs Bill for Patient Education? Image

    articleJul 31, 2018 | 5 min. read

    CPTeach: Can PTs Bill for Patient Education?

    Patient education is the cornerstone of physical therapy care. Whether they’re demonstrating exercises or providing information patients can use to improve their own health, PTs are just as much educators as they are caregivers. However, billing for education time isn’t exactly a clear-cut process. After all, there’s no specific code for patient education. Fortunately, if you document and report codes the right way, you can ensure payment for the time you spend coaching and educating your patients. …

  • BMS Scholarship Winner Spotlight: Katherine Ziemke Image

    articleJul 25, 2018 | 4 min. read

    BMS Scholarship Winner Spotlight: Katherine Ziemke

    Last month, WebPT announced the recipient of the 2018 BMS DPT Scholarship. BMS Practice Solutions originally established this scholarship in an effort to support DPT students in furthering their education and achieving their PT aspirations. Now that BMS is part of the WebPT family , we’re carrying on that tradition—and we’re pleased to announce Katherine “Kat” Ziemke is this year’s scholarship winner. We were blown away by Kat’s video submission, in which she discussed technology’s impact on …

  • Common Questions from Our 2018 State of Rehab Therapy Webinar Image

    articleJul 13, 2018 | 21 min. read

    Common Questions from Our 2018 State of Rehab Therapy Webinar

    Earlier this year, we surveyed nearly 7,000 PT, OT, and SLP professionals on the current state of the rehab therapy industry, asking questions on everything from salary and student loan debt to payer mix and patient dropout. We then compiled their responses into our comprehensive State of Rehab Therapy in 2018 report and hosted webinar during which Dr. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, president and co-founder of WebPT, and Nancy Ham, WebPT CEO, offered their take on …

  • Aging Out: A/R Basics for Rehab Therapy Practices Image

    articleJul 10, 2018 | 5 min. read

    Aging Out: A/R Basics for Rehab Therapy Practices

    Some folks say the best things in life are free. While that may be true in many cases, in a rehab therapy practice, the best things ( like keeping the lights on , for instance) require cash money. But as any practice manager or biller knows, cash flow from paid claims isn’t always consistent. Between fluctuating reimbursements and aging claims, keeping track of your clinic’s revenue can be a full-time job—especially if you don’t have an efficient …

  • Up and Leave: What to Do When a Therapist Quits Image

    articleJun 26, 2018 | 5 min. read

    Up and Leave: What to Do When a Therapist Quits

    Breakups are never easy. Even if it’s an amicable split, it’s hard not to look back on your time together and wonder what could’ve been. But here’s the good news: if you approach a breakup from a place of maturity and wisdom, you can learn some valuable lessons and apply them to your next relationship. Of course, the relationship I’m referring to in this post is the one between a rehab therapy practice manager and his or …

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