• articleMar 13, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Turf Wars Among Healthcare Providers

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource! Today’s post covers a topic that has been on my mind a lot inthe past month. Turf wars. Ugh, I just gave a little shudder eventhinking about it! The turf wars I’m referring to are the escalating interactions involving bickering among healthcare providers. Anyone who is …

  • articleMar 12, 2012 | 4 min. read

    A Reality Check with Chad Novasic: Starting a Clinic Isn't for Everyone

    Today we are pleased to present an interview with Chad Novasic, PT . Chad received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1988, and has served the Racine and Kenosha areas for the last 13 years in private practice. He has practiced several years in both a long term care setting and an acute care outpatient clinic setting. Chad is the owner of Alliant Physical Therapy Group . Alliant serves Southeastern Wisconsin with several clinics and …

  • articleMar 8, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Mobile Computing Can Be A Pain

    This post was contributed by Stefan Schulz. Stefan Schulz ( @ErgoEye ) is a physical therapist specializing in ergonomics and onsite occupational rehabilitation with PreCare, Inc . As PreCare's Manager of Research & Development, he designs injury prevention programs for corporate clients that focus on ergonomic solutions, training, and Return-to-Work. Electronic record keeping in the health care industry is not without its ironies. One minute, my posture-conscious self is educating a patient with thoracic outlet syndrome on …

  • articleMar 5, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Introducing the WebPT Integrated Billing Service

    There are several key reasons why WebPT has grown to become the number one EMR for Physical Therapists. We have an amazing product and an outstanding customer support team. However, our most important asset is our members! As a company, we are fortunate to work with a community of forward thinking professionals who inspire us and give us great ideas to help make the WebPT product better. Many of the features we add to WebPT are based …

  • articleMar 5, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Christine Wood, PT, DPT Started Her Clinic Part II

    Today we're posting Part II of our interview with WebPT member,  Christine Wood, PT, DPT  of Waynesboro, VA. If you'd like to start with Part I, you can check it out here . Thanks Christine!   Tell us about the ugly side of starting a clinic and what you’ve learned. Everything to do with marketing has been ugly. It’s mind-boggling how people don’t understand the things that they themselves are supposed to be the experts in. One …

  • articleMar 1, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Christine Wood, PT, DPT Started Her Clinic Part I

    Today we kick off a month-long series for physical therapists about how to start a clinic. We know that many therapists either dream of starting their own practice or want to become even better business owners. Over the next month, we'll share with you interviews, tips, and tricks about being a therapist entrepreneur. Today we're excited to share Part I of our interview with WebPT member, Christine Wood, PT, DPT of Waynesboro, VA. Thanks to Christine for …

  • articleFeb 29, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Top 4 Insights from CSM 2012 from a new Physical Therapy Grad

    Today's post is contributed by Ryan Balmes DPT. Ryan Balmes graduated in May 2011, currently working as an orthopedic resident at LSU-Shreveport.  You can follow him on Twitter @RyanBalmesPT and read his blog at www.ryanbalmes.com . The first Combined Sections Meeting I attended was during my last year in PT school at New Orleans in 2011.  Now as a recent graduate and new professional at CSM 2012, I felt a sense of accomplishment to be considered a …

  • articleFeb 24, 2012 | 6 min. read

    Physical Therapy Billing: Mastering the A/R cycle

    This post was authored by WebPT Billing Specialist, Geoff Elledge. The photo of Geoff we used for this post was just too good to pass up. Enjoy! The number one key to mastering your A/R is a good tickler system.   Long term success is all about timely and consistent follow up of your outstanding claims.  In order to get a good handle on this mastering a few key elements will go a long way. The first …

  • articleFeb 23, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Patient Registration: 10 Questions for Successful A/R

      The A/R cycle starts and ends with a solid patient registration process.  It is probably the most under-appreciated aspect of the billing process, yet one of the most important!  Most new practices think it’s good enough to get a copy of the card and then submit a claim.  After all, it’s the insurance company’s job to pay for your services, right? Not so fast, just a few standard practices can dramatically increase your chances of payment …

  • articleFeb 22, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Top 3 Things PT’s Need To Know About Insurance

    Today's post is contributed by Greg Babiec , Physical Therapist, and Owner Evolve Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation  in New York. Greg is also a member of WebPT. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrBadBack . Thanks, Greg, for contributing your insights and expertise today! As a PT, understanding how health insurance works can sometimes be an unpleasant yet important part of the profession.  Of course, treating patients is our primary role but since we spend so …

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