• articleMay 13, 2011 | 2 min. read

    WebPT May, 2011 Feature Guide

    WebPT May Update – Friday, May 27 th – Clinic Communication On Friday, May 27 th WebPT will be implementing a few new features to the system. These features are designed to assist our members in communicating more fluidly and more efficiently. All of the changes in the system will be applied to the area in the upper right hand corner of our application where your name appears when you login. A. Internal Messaging System Clicking on …

  • articleMay 9, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Is your clinic suffering from a Communication Breakdown? Introducing WebPT's Internal Messaging System

    Secure, Internal Messaging Have you ever needed to leave a note for another therapist or a staff member? How about another therapist covering your patients while you go on a vacation? You probably crafted a slightly legible message on a post-it note and hoped they received it. With a busy schedule and no secure way of communicating internally, we've heard from our members about their struggles with inefficient and ineffective methods of communication. Messages get lost and …

  • articleMay 5, 2011 | 2 min. read

    WebPT Assisting Members Affected by the Spring 2011 Tornadoes

    WebPT would like to take this time to express our deepest sympathies to those affected by the recent destructive weather in the Southeast portion of the U.S.  Below is a map of the areas hardest hit by the Spring 2011 Tornadoes.  One of our very own WebPT team members commented on the destruction: “I was deeply impacted by the recent destruction and loss of lives in the Southeast. I grew up in Eastern TN. My entire family …

  • articleMay 2, 2011 | 6 min. read

    Holding PT Documentation Software to a High Standard

    The physical therapy profession is not one that is prone to jump on the bandwagon for fads just as the medical community at large is not likely to be susceptible to that kind of temptation. If there is a trend that could almost be seen as epidemic as a fad, it is the move toward automating the PT documentation function at the clinic level. The natural inclination to go slow and evaluate carefully the pros and the …

  • articleMay 2, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Getting Back to PT Practice Documentation Basics

    There is no question that maintaining a high level of quality in the documentation of treatment for patients at a physical therapy clinic is a top priority. It is easy to develop a love/hate relationship with the documentation that is both prudent and a requirement to be in compliance legally and to expect reimbursement from Medicare or a patient’s insurance company. As is true in any discipline, it is a smart idea to go back to the …

  • articleMay 1, 2011 | 3 min. read

    PT Documentation Success Starts With Avoiding Coding Mistakes

    The necessity of a strong PT practice documentation discipline is a must if any physical therapy operation hopes to be a success. It is virtually out of the question to not have a strong PT practice documentation system in place to keep up with government regulation for Medicare reimbursements and to satisfy the documentation needs of insurance companies who will provide the revenue for the continued service you offer to your clients. It isn’t enough to simply …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Three Justifications for Making the Transition to an Automated PT Practice Documentation System

    Cutting costs is a big part of every business these days, and it is no different for a PT environment. For that reason, the time to make the transition to an automated PT practice documentation system is right now. While you will have an initial investment, an automated PT practice documentation system is going to pay for itself in no time at all. This type of program is going to enhance how PT staff is able to …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    The Value and Practical Use of Real-Time PT Documentation Using an Automated System

    Implementing an automated PT documentation system has a lot of advantages. One of them is the elimination of those cumbersome patient record filing cabinets and replacing them with a secure online database that is backed up regularly and easy to access. The better use of your staff, higher levels of reimbursement, and better service to your patients are all additional benefits that could result in you realizing payback on your investment in the system fairly quickly. Along …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Tips on Medicare Documentation Guidelines for Physical Therapy

    Medicare documentation is very important for physical therapy staff to be trained in. Without certain elements of that documentation, Medicare will refuse to pay for the services that patients have received. While that can be corrected later on, it is so much more work to do that. It is best to have it right the first time around. These tips will help with getting that Medicare documentation right. Then, patient care will be paid for by them …

  • articleApr 28, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Six Tips for Making PT Practice Documentation a Priority

    PT practice documentation has to be a priority. It is vital to the overall wellbeing of patients and the quality of care that they receive. However, it is hard for staff to always find the time to get this part of their job done. For many of them, this is also the most tedious part of their job. They want to interact with patients and to help them improve their abilities more than anything else. A good …

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