Fall is officially here—and all across the country, people are enjoying cozy sweaters, crisp mornings, and pumpkin spice lattes. For those of us in the physical therapy space, fall brings another exciting seasonal ritual: National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM). Each October, the PT community—led by the APTA—unites around a specific theme as we celebrate and promote our profession. In an effort to bring even more attention to its #ChoosePT campaign, the APTA has decided to make this social-ready catchphrase the theme of NPTM 2016.
It’s September, which means the weather’s cooling down, pumpkin-flavored everything is now available, and students—including future physical therapists—are heading back to school. If you’re in PT school right now, then this letter goes out to you, because the industry that you’re about to step into isn’t your grandparents’. It’s not even your parents’.
How commoditization is keeping PTs down—and what they must do to rise up.
Managing a practice isn’t easy, and it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the pressure to cut costs and boost your bottom line. What I learned in my experience as a multi-clinic director, though, is that it’s actually possible to improve your cash flow without resorting to trimming expenses. I’m not saying it won’t be challenging; but, it is doable.
According to Merriam-Webster, a prediction is “a statement about what will happen or might happen in the future.” I don’t know about you, but when I think about what’s in store for our industry, I’m not satisfied with applying that definition to my hopes for the future. Why? Because I’m about more than just making statements; I’m about taking action.
Here’s how data collection will influence your future payments—probably a lot more than you think.
Do rehab therapists need to know the whole ICD-10 code set? Watch this video to find out.
Worried you’re not selecting the correct ICD-10 code? Watch this video to learn how you can make sure you pick the right code every time.
October 1—the day that marked the transition to ICD-10—is behind us; we made it. And so far, so good. According to this Modern Healthcare article: “One of the most maligned and feared events in healthcare history began with a whimper.” Although ICD-Day has come and gone, it’s prudent to remember that a “whimper” of an introduction doesn’t necessarily indicate what’s to come.
In this edition of ICD-10 Talk, Dr. Heidi Jannenga explains why some payers aren’t required to make the switch to ICD-10 this week. Wondering which payers aren’t subject to the transition mandate? Watch now to find out, and stay tuned to the WebPT Blog for more great ICD-10 videos throughout the month.
In the first video of our ICD-10 Talk video series, Dr. Heidi Jannenga provided a general overview of ICD-10 and how it differs from ICD-9. In this week’s video, Heidi details some of the limitations of ICD-9 and explains why the transition to ICD-10 is necessary. She also offers clarification on a common point of confusion: does the switch go by date of claim submission or date of service?