• The PT's Guide to Direct Access Law in All 50 States Image

    downloadOct 14, 2019

    The PT's Guide to Direct Access Law in All 50 States

    Hey PTs, you live in a direct access state. That’s right: as of 2015, all 50 states are direct access states. That means patients across the entire US have the power to choose which physical therapist they want to see—and they can do so without obtaining a physician referral beforehand. But, there’s one caveat: each state has its own unique set of direct access laws, which are frequently adjusted and updated—and they’re usually encrypted in all kinds …

  • Physical Therapist CEU Requirements by State Image

    downloadOct 13, 2019

    Physical Therapist CEU Requirements by State

    CEU requirements for physical therapists are anything but standardized (or simple). Some states require more credits than others—and some require them more frequently than others. Nevertheless, continuing education is incredibly important, not only to ensure compliance with your state’s law, but also to improve your own ability as a physical therapist. With that in mind, we’ve collected everything you need to know about the CEU requirements in all 50 states (plus Washington, DC) and organized it into …

  • Medicare Part A vs. Part B: What PTs, OTs, and SLPs Need to Know Image

    articleOct 11, 2019 | 10 min. read

    Medicare Part A vs. Part B: What PTs, OTs, and SLPs Need to Know

    Whether you’re just starting out as a Medicare provider—or you’re making the switch from inpatient to outpatient—there’s a lot to keep straight when it comes to the complicated rules, regulations, and policies that govern Original Medicare (which consists of both Part A and Part B). But if you want to receive reimbursement for your services, you’ve got to know how to navigate the murky Medicare waters.  Basic Differences Between Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B As …

  • Protecting Patient Data: Lessons Learned from the Anthem and Equifax Data Breach Settlements Image

    articleOct 10, 2019 | 6 min. read

    Protecting Patient Data: Lessons Learned from the Anthem and Equifax Data Breach Settlements

    Before 2015, data breaches were mostly confined to retail businesses. However, as more patient information becomes digitized, big data breaches are becoming more common in health care. And hackers don’t discriminate; they target organizations of all types and sizes, ranging from big hospitals to small private practices. So, is there anything a small-to-medium-sized physical therapy practice can do to reduce the risk of a data breach? Performing a HIPAA risk assessment is an excellent first step.  No …

  • How to Select the Right CEU Credits Image

    articleOct 7, 2019 | 6 min. read

    How to Select the Right CEU Credits

    For practicing PTs, physical therapy continuing education courses (CEUs) are a fact of life. After all, most states require PTs to complete a certain number of CEUs each year in order to retain a license to practice. But just because these courses are mandatory doesn’t mean they also have to be a drag. Good physical therapy CEUs can be both educational and interesting; they also can be really great for your career and your clinic. But the …

  • Physical Therapist CEU Requirements by State Image

    articleOct 7, 2019 | 7 min. read

    Physical Therapist CEU Requirements by State

    A while back, WebPT co-founder and chief clinical officer Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, published an article discussing the discrepancies between continuing education unit (CEU) requirements from state to state—as well as the importance of standardizing physical therapist CEU requirements (and developing better CEU delivery platforms ) to move the entire industry forward. Well, we decided to dig deeper into the differences in physical therapy CEU requirements by state. And it turns out that some states require …

  • Does the New California Consumer Privacy Act Apply to Your Physical Therapy Practice? Image

    articleOct 4, 2019 | 6 min. read

    Does the New California Consumer Privacy Act Apply to Your Physical Therapy Practice?

    I’m sure by now you’ve heard a rumor that California has enacted the most impactful privacy rule in the nation. Maybe you also heard that California’s privacy rule applies to California residents—and that it does not apply to medical information. And perhaps you’ve wondered if the rule applies to your practice, but you haven’t had time to look into it. Lucky for you, WebPT has created this handy FAQ to educate you about the California Consumer Privacy …

  • The Complete Guide to Physical Therapy Billing Image

    downloadOct 3, 2019

    The Complete Guide to Physical Therapy Billing

    When you think about physical therapy billing, what words come to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s probably not “simple” or “stress free.” The fact is, PT billing is less like a stroll in the park and more like a journey through a labyrinth. It’s confusing, and the rules are ever-changing. But, if you want your practice to be successful, it’s also very, very necessary. That’s why we decided to create this comprehensive PT billing guide. …

  • Founder Letter: Welcome to the World's Most Compliant PT Clinic Image

    articleOct 2, 2019 | 10 min. read

    Founder Letter: Welcome to the World's Most Compliant PT Clinic

    Once upon a time, there was a clinic that never had a single denied claim or failed audit. This clinic prioritized ensuring compliance with Medicare rules and regulations just as much as delivering top-notch patient care and shipping clean claims . This practice was so successful, in fact, that employees never had to stress about the threat of Medicare fines, which meant they could focus all of their energy and attention on creating an incredible patient experience …

  • Overcome Your Fear: 4 Strategies for Tackling the HIPAA Risk Assessment Image

    articleSep 24, 2019 | 5 min. read

    Overcome Your Fear: 4 Strategies for Tackling the HIPAA Risk Assessment

    Without a doubt, healthcare practices—big and small—find the HIPAA risk assessment daunting. The HIPAA Security Rule requires all covered entities (a.k.a. providers) and business associates (a.k.a. the people and vendors providers do business with) to conduct an accurate and thorough risk analysis of potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information (ePHI). However, carrying that out often seems insurmountable and impossible. How can any busy healthcare practice be expected …

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