• articleSep 9, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Final Regulations for IDEA's Early Intervention Program Released

    On Tuesday, the US Department of Education released the long-awaited final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a program that serves infants and toddlers through age 2 with developmental delays or conditions that have a high probability of resulting in developmental delays. These regulations will provide families, state agencies, early intervention service programs, and providers needed guidance. The department also released a notice of proposed rulemaking …

  • articleSep 8, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Announcing Launch of Pelvic Health Module

    Today we’re excited to share with you our upcoming release of our Pelvic Health Module . We’ve had a lot of our members who specialize in Pelvic Health treatments specifically asking for this feature. We’ve heard your requests and here is our answer!   Included in this new module are various outcome measurement tools for Pelvic Health. We’ve also included a Pelvic Health profile that automatically loads in your SOAP notes. Included Diagnostic Testing Questionnaires: Pregnancy Expanded …

  • articleSep 8, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Can a medically oriented gym increase revenue for your clinic?

    Increasing Clinic Revenue Declining Reimbursement for Physical Therapy is a huge issue facing the rehab community. While our professional organizations work to defend our work and reform the insurance industry, many private practices are wondering how they can bridge the gap . Often times, this means seeing more patients in the same amount of time. Providers are faced with the often-difficult decision sacrificing on quality of care or finding other methods of increasing revenues. Medically Oriented Gym …

  • articleSep 8, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Happy World Physical Therapy Day 2011

    Today is Physical Therapy Day 2011. Congratulations to all the PT’s across the world.             This Year's Theme     The theme this year is demonstrating the crucial role that PTs have in the treatment and prevention of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are diseases that are not contagious such as: Diabetes Obesity   Heart disease Stroke Physical therapists are the movement experts and as such, have a huge role in helping the global …

  • articleSep 6, 2011 | 3 min. read

    CMS, Patient Level Data and Outcomes: What should we be measuring?

    What should we be measuring? Recently, there has been some debate from EMR providers over the type of data that should be provided to CMS when reporting clinical outcomes. CMS, in a newly proposed rule, wants to define and begin to use a new measure called CQM . CQM stands for Clinical Quality Measure and is used to establish the top tier providers for the effectiveness and necessity of specific treatments.   The Issue The issue here …

  • articleAug 22, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Beyond the Basics: You've Graduated from PT Social Media 101, Now What?

    Happy Friday to all of our hard working PTs out there! Over the course of this past week, we’ve highlighted why and how to use some of the basic social media tools for PTs. Today we want to wrap up our week with some next level tools for your benefit. Below you’ll find our list of best-of-breed tools and why you may choose to use them. Twitter and Facebook I’ve set up a Twitter Account and Facebook …

  • articleAug 20, 2011 | 5 min. read

    The Physical Therapist's Twitter Crash Course

    We know what you are probably thinking. Why would I use Twitter to promote my Physical Therapy Clinic? While Twitter may or may not be the right choice for you, it does prove useful in the marketing space. Boasting over 175 million users , Twitter is a great way to stay up to date on topics in 140 characters or less. Twitter works well if you want to find out if conversations are taking place about your …

  • articleAug 19, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Facebook for your Practice: How to Setup your Page and Engage Both Your Current and Potential Patients

    Facebook has become a part of over 750 million user’s daily lives. There is a pretty high chance that you have a personal account to stay in touch with your family and friends, but have you ever thought of having a Facebook page for your practice? Studies in healthcare marketing have shown that Facebook can increase revenue and loyalty . Plus, it’s a great way to connect with your current patients, referring physicians and community partners. If …

  • articleAug 17, 2011 | 8 min. read

    How to WOW Your Website Visitors: Copywriting Recommendations for Your Home & About Us Pages

    How many visitors view your website each month?  Analytical data from our clients tells us it’s in the hundreds of visitors …even more of you drive traffic with search engine optimization and/or pay-per-click ads. It just makes sense that you put some time into your website copy .  Copywriting is meant to persuade someone to take an action.  It’s not written words simply to educate someone.  When writing home page copy, you need to refer to the …

  • articleAug 17, 2011 | 3 min. read

    How to use a blog to enhance your physical therapy practice

    How can a blog help to market your practice? Utilizing a blog on your clinic website can be a great way to promote your business. You can use a blog for any number of marketing initiatives. We will cover the benefits of using a blog for your business and some best practices to help you get started. Using a Blog to enhance your patient experience Many patients probably have questions about their diagnosis, their treatment, and their …

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