Posts by Courtney Lefferts

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Physical Therapist Assistant vs. Physical Therapy Tech: What’s the Difference?

You don’t necessarily have to be a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) to work in the physical therapy industry . In fact, you can make a huge difference in your patients’ lives by serving in a supporting role—especially as a therapist assistant or therapy technician. Now, these jobs might sound like a “poh-tay-toe,” “poh-tah-toe” kind of situation. And by that, I mean: same job, different name. Right? Well, don’t let their names fool you; the roles are …

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Timely Filing: A Cheat Sheet for PTs

When it comes to punctuality, here’s my motto: “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.” Maybe I think that way because I have a Type A personality (holy organization, Batman). Or, maybe it’s because this rule truly applies in many situations—even in physical therapy billing.

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We Want to Send You and a Friend to Ascend—For Free!

Ascend is rehab therapy’s can’t-miss conference—and we want to treat you (and a friend or colleague) to the ultimate experience. We’re talkin’ free tickets, an airline voucher, and more. Not familiar with Ascend? Well, you’ve been missing out. Because whether you’re looking to start a new practice, expand an existing one, or simply boost your business savvy, this is the ultimate event to help you achieve your goals. Interested?

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Download: Free Physical Therapy Valentines

Roses are red. Violets are blue. This poem couldn’t get cheesier. But, we’d like to think we’ve made your Valentine's Day easier—with free downloadable PT valentine cards created just for you. It’s true; this Valentine’s Day, we designed four punny PT valentines that you can print at home or in your practice.

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Goodbye, Grace: CMS Ends ICD-10 Flexibility Period

As healthcare providers say “goodbye” to the month of September, they’ll have to say “hello” to more than just cooler temps and the beginning of a new season. That’s because, as of October 1, 2016, Medicare’s ICD-10 grace period is officially over. That means if providers continue to submit unspecified codes when other, more specific codes exist, Medicare will start saying “no” to paying for those claims. Feeling a bit underprepared for this change?

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What We’re Reading Right Now

Take a stroll through WebPT headquarters, and you’ll see dozens of diagrams on whiteboards, brainstorming sessions in progress, smiling faces, Nerf darts, and a whole lot of hard workers. But, if you look a little closer, you’ll notice books—tons of books. They’re displayed on shelves, stacked on desks, and even organized into mini departmental libraries.

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Sink or Swim: How Well Do You Know HIPAA? [Quiz]

The threat of a HIPAA violation or breach is almost as scary as the thought of dangling your feet into a murky lake. (I mean, who really knows what lurks in dark water? Yikes!) That’s why we created this HIPAA quiz—to help you figure out how well you can navigate even the sketchiest of situations. And while we can’t promise that you won’t ever run into a lake monster, we can certainly say you’ll come out the other side of this quiz knowing if you’ll sink or swim in deep HIPAA waters.

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How to Solicit Patient Reviews and Testimonials

If you’re a private practice rehab therapist looking to grow your business, you have a lot of options for attracting new patients—from diversifying your revenue stream with unique services to boosting your marketing spend. A less obvious—but equally important—piece of the growing-your-practice puzzle: tapping your existing customer base to help you gain new customers.

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