• articleApr 12, 2011 | 5 min. read

    7 things to look for when evaluating EMR software

    1.     Google the Company – What is being said and written about the company? User message boards and forums as well as articles often talk about EMR companies both positively and negatively. Look for articles that mention companies who have recently cut their staff or burned through millions of dollars that was raised in financing. Also Google industry keywords (Physical Therapy EMR; PT Software, etc) – companies that show up at or near the top of the …

  • articleApr 9, 2011 | 6 min. read

    Seven Ways PT Reimbursement Documentation Falls Short

    There is really only one definitive way of identifying when PT reimbursement for treatment falls short. That measurement is when you don’t get paid. Whether we like it or not, filing claims for reimbursement for physical therapy treatment with Medicare or with the patient’s insurance company represents a huge percentage of how any PT practice will generate revenue. At times it seems that insurance companies make the process of submitting a claim for reimbursement difficult and complicated …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Understanding the Meaningful Use of EMR in Your PT Practice

    The recent emphasis on healthcare has been contentious, but there are some good outcomes from the dialog. One of the biggest areas of evolution in how any medical practice runs is the move toward computerization of medical records. The automation of a PT practice documentation system fits in with those changes because the move toward networked and automated management of patient records is changing the physical therapy world in a very positive way. In terms of the …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    PT Practice Documentation Management Alone Makes the Change Worth the Effort

    When you invest in a PT documentation software system, the number of features and benefits you get are many. The efficiency of being able to access your patient files from anywhere is a tremendous leap forward. A good electronic medical records system will streamline billing, introducing efficiency to the process that was unheard of before. Those efficiencies will cut costs and improve reimbursements significantly. It is not hard to come with a number of levels of cost …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 4 min. read

    PT Practice Billing Software and What it Can Do For Your Revenue Flow

    Within a PT practice, the process of getting your billing and claims completed routinely can represent a significant drain on staff time. Filing claims with various insurance companies, combined with keeping up with Medicare filing requirements, can get complicated. If mistakes are made, that could lead to delays in payment or call for you to go through the process again to resubmit the claim. An automated PT practice documentation software system can take a great deal of …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    5 Ways to Make PT Practice Documentation Training Successful for Your Staff

    There is no question that the move toward buying and installing a PT practice documentation system is a great move for your practice. The benefits in terms of efficiency, elimination of paperwork and increased revenue generation due to better management of billing practices are many. By even a conservative estimate, the return on investment in better revenue management and reduced costs because of a good PT practice documentation system can be realized quickly. One aspect of what …

  • articleApr 2, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Are Your Physical Therapy Forms the Solution or the Problem?

    A physical therapist office is all about caring for patients. In order to accomplish that goal and to serve a large number of patients, you must have well-designed PT documentation forms to take the patient from the moment he or she arrives for treatment until the treatment is done. The outcome is that in many ways, a PT practice is also very much about forms and documentation. That is a fact of life that none of us …

  • articleApr 1, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Automating Your PT Practice Documentation is the Green thing to Do

    There are many costs that go into running a physical therapy (PT) practice that are above and beyond just the equipment and expertise needed to care for your patients. The costs of running an office, overhead and other supplies must be put into the budget. One of the biggest costs is the overhead of managing your PT practice documentation. That is a cost that is easy to lose control over, especially if you have mountains of paperwork …

  • articleMar 31, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Therapy Documentation for Medicare Reimbursements

    The job of capturing all of the documentation you need for Medicare reimbursements can get complicated. It just takes one mistake in documentation or making an incomplete submission and you can be denied payment, which costs time and impacts the bottom line of your physical therapy practice significantly. This aspect of PT practice management is so crucial that many owners of physical therapy practices have trouble finding smart and efficient people who can do it right every …

  • articleMar 17, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Recommended Book - "Starting And Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice"

    Starting And Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice: a Practical Guide for the Rookie Entrepreneur By Samuel H. Esterson, PT, MBA, MA, DScPT Find out more on Amazon.com This basic handbook on how to start up a private physical therapy practice is a hands-on guide for any physical therapist who is contemplating or preparing to go out on his/her own. Starting and Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice is a one-of-a-kind guide that offers insight into the …

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