• articleJul 29, 2011 | 7 min. read

    Expected and Unexpected Costs of an EMR

    9 Ways to lose your wallet on an EMR Ever feel like you're getting milked dry?  Here's a look at 9 expected and unexpected costs of implementing an EMR   1. Software Licenses : Many providers charge for a software license per users.  It is important to note the cost and renewal periods of the license.  Key questions: Is the license a one-time/lifetime cost? Does it require an annual subscription/renewal cost? How about upgrades?  What if a …

  • articleJul 19, 2011 | 3 min. read

    The Future of Electronic Medical Records

    For the past few years the media has been reporting on the hot topic of EMR. This has lead to many ‘experts’ giving their opinions and citing statistics on EMR adoption. Much of the postulating has been negative. Take a few outdated systems that cost way too much money, sprinkle in a few data breaches, and add in some preconceived notions and that’s all they need to know. Recently U.S. News reported on EMR adoption . They …

  • articleJul 12, 2011 | 5 min. read

    5 Cloud Fears Explained

    Technology has become a crucial component to healthcare documentation and management. Many benefits come from Electronic Record keeping including productivity increases, greater security measures as the burden of IT being lifted off of the shoulders of clinic staff. One of the most beneficial technology innovations in healthcare is the development of cloud-based technology. With new “cloud” technology, comes a lot of questions and concerns. Is it proven?  Is it safe?  We see a lot of misinformation around …

  • articleJun 15, 2011 | 1 min. read

    Meet a Few WebPT Members

    While at the 2011 Annual APTA Conference at National Harbor, MD, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our valued WebPT members. A few of them were gracious enough to give video accounts of their WebPT experience. We would like to thank our members for their kind words, specifically Mark and Sue Stansberry, Mark Valente, Mike Strakal, and Michelle Gawenda. Below you can find a link to the interviews that we filmed at beautiful Gaylord …

  • articleJun 15, 2011 | 4 min. read

    WebPT TOP 10 Benefits for Multi-Clinic Practices

    Working together just got easier Practices with multiple clinics are realizing the benefits of WebPT in a big way.  WebPT's focus on simplicity, compliance, and ease of use make it truly unique. But the biggest headaches for multiple clinics vanish when clinics take advantage of the elegant built-in features that save time and money while enhancing standardization across clinics.   TOP 10 Benefits to Multi-Clinic Practices Implement in one hour not weeks - Implementing an EMR across …

  • articleJun 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    APTA Members Gather for PT Day on Capitol Hill

    1,000 Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Physical Therapy Students gather at Capitol Hill to bring the issues surrounding the Rehab and Therapy community to the center of the political policy making arena. Congratulations to all who participated. Sens Jon Tester (D-MT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) addressed approximately 1,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy on Capitol Hill today as they rallied in support of legislation to increase patient access to rehabilitative care. …

  • articleJun 15, 2011 | 1 min. read

    Aetna to Implement Multiple Procedure Reductions for Therapy Procedures

    Aetna announces multiple prodcedure reductions for cetrain therapy procedures. According to Aetna's June  OfficeLink Updates , the insurer will apply multiple procedure reductions to certain therapy procedures for dates of service beginning November 14. The procedure with the highest practice expense relative value unit will be allowed at 100%. Each additional therapy service performed by the same provider group on the same date of service will be allowed at 80%. APTA is investigating to determine if this …

  • articleJun 15, 2011 | 1 min. read

    CA Physical therapists celebrate victory for private practice

    The California Physical Therapy Association is celebrating the failure of a bill they claimed would limit patient choice and provide a conflict of interest in regards to Physical Therapy treatment. California Physical Therapy Association is cheering the failure of a bill that it claimed would’ve limited patient choices in physical therapists and created a conflict of interest among doctors. Assembly Bill 783 allowed physicians employ physical therapists and to refer services to their employees. It did not …

  • articleMay 24, 2011 | 2 min. read

    May Communication Webinar - Takeaways

    Session one of our May webinar is complete. I appreciate everyone who attended the webinar today. I would also like to thank my co-host, Jake Nero for presenting all the new features in WebPT that will enable clinics to communicate in a simple, secure manner. Here is a quick overview of the Webinar Topics including questions that were asked during our session.   Feature Roll this weekend (May 27th) – On Monday you will see the new …

  • articleMay 19, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Are you still faxing manually? Optimize your clinic operations by Faxing with WebPT

    At WebPT, we have always been focused on creating the most comprehensive and user friendly physical therapy documentation system available. We realize that while having defensible and compliant Documentation is the foundation of a PT clinic, there are a few key tools to enhance your workflow. With the WebPT automated, free faxing service, we are filling in some of the gaps between Documentation, Billing, and Front Office features. The free fax service has many benefits.  Faxing or …

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