• articleApr 27, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Eliminate Wasteful Duplication by Using Automated PT Practice Documentation Management Systems

    Automating the process means your PT practice documentation becomes streamlined so that everyone completes needed documentation in the same way. This is lacking in many PT settings. You have individuals that have their own style of documentation. Some of them are very detailed and others do the bare minimum. The streamlining of what will be documented and where means that the overall process of recordkeeping is standardized, making it more functional and efficient. With this documentation management …

  • articleApr 27, 2011 | 4 min. read

    4 Things to Look for in any EMR System

    There is no doubt that a quality EMR system is going to make things faster and more efficient in a PT setting. However, not all of these systems are designed the same. Some of them are really good and others leave plenty to be desired. It is important to carefully evaluate several features of them before you choose one to implement for your PT practice work environment. When possible, try free trials of EMR systems before you …

  • articleApr 15, 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 …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Member Spotlight - In-Home Therapy Services

    As an in-home therapy clinic, Jim Prussack of In-Home Therapy Services (aptly named) had some unique issues he faced with documentation .  They were 100% paper-based, using hand-written notes during sessions, with little to no compliance standards in place.  In an effort to gain efficiencies and save money, while still allowing his staff to remain mobile, Jim turned to WebPT.  The first thing he noticed was how easy it was to get up and running.  He was …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Top 11 Benefits of Appointment Reminders for Patient Engagement

    WebPT recently added a game-changing feature to our Front Office Suite for scheduling.  The appointment reminder service integrates with the WebPT EMR system to automatically look at your physician schedules and notify patients of upcoming appointments via email, phone or text messages. Imagine the time savings if all of your calls and email were automated vs. having your front office constantly on the phone reminding people of their appointments.  Why bother with appointment reminders?  There are countless …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    WebPT EMR Adds a Pediatric-Focused Module

    WebPT EMR Adds a Pediatric-Focused Module Today, we’re announcing a new feature of WebPT that focuses on Pediatrics…finally!  The Pediatric rehab community has been shouting for EMR providers to focus on specialty practices like Peds for a long time.  WebPT has answered the call. Top 10 Benefits of the new Pediatric-focused module: A more specific SOAP template Pediatric tests loaded right into the system Quit working around a too-general EMR Ability to work in any environment with …

  • articleApr 14, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Managing your Physican and Payer Information

    Here at WebPT, we are constantly striving to improve efficiency in our PT's daily workflow.  If you were to enter our office door, take one big step over Topper, our dog and Chief Morale Officer, and then stroll around our office, you would hear our development team and member reps asking “How can we make WebPT better, while keeping it extremely easy-to-use?” In order to do this, we engage our therapist community and listen to them closely …

  • 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 …

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