• Sharpen Your Saw: My Top 3 Takeaways from CSM 2017 Image

    articleFeb 23, 2017 | 7 min. read

    Sharpen Your Saw: My Top 3 Takeaways from CSM 2017

    Sometimes you have to take a break from the “work” of your work to hone your skills and take your game to the next level. After returning home from this year’s APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Antonio, I feel like that statement rings particularly true; after all, it takes stepping outside your office—and the comfort zone you’ve created inside those walls—to learn new ideas and approaches that will help you become more effective and efficient …

  • 4 Front-Office Software Must-Haves Image

    articleFeb 22, 2017 | 3 min. read

    4 Front-Office Software Must-Haves

    In the face of increasing regulations and decreasing reimbursements, it’s becoming more and more important for providers to not only demonstrate their value to patients , but also manage their own time. After all, if time is money, then wasted time is wasted money—and that goes for you, your staff, and your patients. So, get some of that time back by ensuring your front-office software enables you to streamline your front-office workflow—think physical therapy intake forms, crystal-clear …

  • CSM After-Party: Keeping an Eye on Trending Healthcare Reform Topics Image

    articleFeb 21, 2017 | 5 min. read

    CSM After-Party: Keeping an Eye on Trending Healthcare Reform Topics

    Rehab therapists have always had to keep a close eye on the healthcare policy developments emanating from our nation’s capitol. And the need for vigilance on the reform front will certainly continue into 2017—and beyond. From the move to a value-based payment system and adoption of alternative payment models to possible changes to the Affordable Care Act , these real—and potential—developments will no doubt affect how PTs deliver patient care and the manner in which they get …

  • Pry Before You Buy: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask a Software Salesperson  Image

    articleFeb 16, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Pry Before You Buy: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask a Software Salesperson

    If your current EMR isn’t holding its own, you’re undoubtedly looking for one that will. But that’s not always an easy task. After all, there are plenty of EMRs on the market—but which one is right for you? To find out, you’ve got to not only shop around , but also ask the right questions when you do—questions like, “Is this EMR truly web-based?” And, “How does this vendor handle EMR security?” Only then will you be …

  • To Rehab Therapy, With Love Image

    articleFeb 14, 2017 | 3 min. read

    To Rehab Therapy, With Love

    Roses are red, Violets are blue. We love rehab therapists, Because of all that you do. Okay, that was a bit on the corny side—just be thankful I didn’t go with an adaptation of Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E, ” because that was going in a weird direction. In all seriousness, though, we wanted to take a moment on this very love-filled holiday to tell you how much you mean to us here at WebPT, not only because …

  • Common Questions from our Cloudy with a Chance of Reform Webinar Image

    articleFeb 13, 2017 | 13 min. read

    Common Questions from our Cloudy with a Chance of Reform Webinar

    In our first webinar of 2017 , WebPT’s co-founder and president, Heidi Jannenga, teamed up with CEO Nancy Ham to discuss the current and future healthcare trends that will impact PTs, OTs, and SLPs. (Missed it? No worries; you can view the complete recording here .) As always, we received quite a few questions during the presentation—way more than we could address live. So, we’ve put them all here, in one handy Q&A doc. Scroll through and …

  • 9 Tips for Making Technology a Time-Saver in Your Practice Image

    articleFeb 10, 2017 | 7 min. read

    9 Tips for Making Technology a Time-Saver in Your Practice

    Ever wonder if you’re using technology to its fullest capabilities? Or, perhaps you regularly ask yourself, “How can I manage my clinic more efficiently?” To boost operational efficiencies, remain competitive, and lower costs—oh, and to keep your sanity in check—you may want to adopt some strategies that will put technology to work for you. On that note, check out these nine time-saving tips: 1. Adopt a secure, reliable EMR. What’s good for rehab therapists—in terms of efficiency …

  • 5 Ways Value-Based Payment will Change the Face of Rehab Therapy Image

    articleFeb 8, 2017 | 7 min. read

    5 Ways Value-Based Payment will Change the Face of Rehab Therapy

    As greek philosopher Heraclitus observed long ago, “Change is the only constant in life.” And there may be no better quote to sum up life in health care. After all, everything is changing—all the time. It can certainly feel that way, at least: ICD-10 , new eval codes , CJR , MACRA , MIPS —I could go on naming recent industry changes, but you get the idea. Today, we’re talking specifically about the shift toward value-based payment …

  • Founder Letter: Too Big to Scale: The Fallacy of One-Size-Fits-All Software Image

    articleFeb 7, 2017 | 7 min. read

    Founder Letter: Too Big to Scale: The Fallacy of One-Size-Fits-All Software

    If we’re truly moving closer to a value-based model—and I think most healthcare leaders would agree that we are—then we, as providers, must become laser focused on what’s best for our patients. For a long time, we resisted the call to adopt technology in our practices for that very reason—and some of us still are. But, the software we use doesn’t have to be a barrier to patient care. In fact, the bond between technology and optimal …

  • Ditch the Fruit Baskets: Why Data is the Key to Referral Marketing Image

    articleFeb 2, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Ditch the Fruit Baskets: Why Data is the Key to Referral Marketing

    Once upon a time, in the fee-for-service healthcare environment of yesteryear, rehab therapists used fruit baskets, gift cards, coffee runs, and catered lunches to drum up new business from local physicians and other providers—and it worked. While you still may have some luck increasing your referral numbers by sending your favorite MD a basket of his or her favorite snacks, there’s a good chance all those goodies will get you nothing more than a thank-you note. After …

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