• articleNov 13, 2013 | 3 min. read

    PPS13 In My Shoes

    Whew! I just got back from PPS13 last night, and it may take me a month to recover. What a whirlwind! I’m sure that every attendee has a different perspective on the conference, and I can only share my own experience, but I think I can sum it up in one word: connecting. While there were some fantastic talks at PPS13, the highlight for me was seeing friends and finally meeting new people face-to-face. What an overwhelming …

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    articleOct 21, 2013 | 9 min. read

    4 Strategies to Combat Shrinking Reimbursement in Physical Therapy

    If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it may be this: profit margins in outpatient physical therapy are slim. And with average physical therapy reimbursement rates either staying stagnant or decreasing, this trend doesn’t look like it’s going to be reversed any time soon. The frustration I hear most often from clinic owners is that they lack control over third-party reimbursement rates. A lot of advocacy—spearheaded by the APTA, and especially the Private Practice Section—has …

  • articleOct 14, 2013 | 2 min. read

    What’s National Physical Therapy Month?

    It’s October, and that means it’s time to paaartay —not just in preparation for November’s shindig down in New Orleans , but all month long in celebration of all our fabulous physical therapists and PT assistants. In addition to dancing, cheering, stringing up banners, and everything else party-related, it’s our opportunity to reach out to the community and educate them on the value of physical therapy. (Want some tips? Check out our webinar on Marketing the PT …

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    articleOct 7, 2013 | 6 min. read

    The Story of a PTA (Interview)

    We here at WebPT are big advocates for the rehab therapy industry—and that includes all the incredible PT, OT, and SLP assistants who positively impact the lives of their patients. So today, we thought we’d give you an inside look into the life and times of a fantastic PTA (and Twitter friend) Daniel Timm ( @DaneTimm ) of ATI Physical Therapy in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Check out our interview with Daniel below. WebPT: Why did you decide to …

  • articleAug 30, 2013 | 3 min. read

    The Value of PTAs, OTAs, and SLPAs

    Here at the WebPT blog, we talk a lot about rehab therapists. But while we focus mainly on physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists, the success of individual clinics—and the the rehab therapy profession as a whole—isn’t due solely to the efforts of therapists. And because we’re all about giving credit where credit is due, we’d like to take this opportunity to give a much-deserved shout-out to some very key players in the rehab therapy …

  • articleAug 20, 2013 | 6 min. read

    Discovering a New Revenue Stream Through PT Assessments

    Today’s blog post comes from Abby Sims, MS, PT, a professional blogger and creator of FitScreen ™ ( fit-screen.com ) in Seattle, Washington and NYC. Check out Abby’s full bio here . You can also follow her on Twitter @abcsims  and subscribe to her blog here . The evolving healthcare environment continues to challenge the adaptability of provider business models. Not only are physical therapists tasked with staying abreast of new developments in the field and expanding …

  • articleAug 12, 2013 | 7 min. read

    ACOs, Bundles, and PCMHs: A Trio of Innovative Payment Models

    Healthcare innovation isn’t just about new techniques and technologies. As the US healthcare landscape continues to evolve—and, hopefully, improve—-one of the most important areas of focus is payment models. Let’s face it: medical costs aren’t getting any lower, and the system for reimbursement could definitely use a bit (okay, a lot) of TLC. Here are three innovative payment models that have garnered substantial support among various leaders in the healthcare industry: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) What are …

  • articleAug 8, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Parking Perks Aid Company Culture

    Today's blog post comes from the WebPT Content Crew: Senior Writer Charlotte Bohnett, Contributing Writer Erica Cohen, and Junior Writer Brooke Andrus. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate enough to win some nice accolades . Recently, we won Best Companies AZ’s 2013 Arizona Most Admired Companies honor. We feel such an award is a direct result of our company’s culture . In our never-ending quest to be innovators, we are always looking for new ways to incorporate …

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    articleJul 31, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Four Things You Need to Know About SLP Salary

    When you decided to go into this profession, you probably didn’t do so with dreams of one day touring Robin Leach around your mega-yacht. For you, becoming a speech-language pathologist wasn’t about the money—it was about helping people overcome communication challenges, gain self-confidence, and improve the quality of their lives. And while your heart is definitely in the right place, you still deserve to earn a salary commensurate with the quality of therapy you provide. So, what …

  • webinarJul 5, 2013

    Small Business Best Practices

    In June, we hosted a webinar focused on small business best practices. Focused on helping PT, OT, and SLP business owners and employees, this session offered a slew of advice on being successful in business, including how to: reduce patient no-shows hire and retain top talent build and strengthen relationships with physicians create a business plan

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