• Stay Sharp: Using Data to Up-Skill Your Clinical Staff Image

    articleMar 9, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Stay Sharp: Using Data to Up-Skill Your Clinical Staff

    As more private payers join the value-based reimbursement movement, rehab therapy providers may want to take a good, hard look in the mirror to determine whether their data-collection efforts are up to par—and for good reason. Payment throughout the entire healthcare continuum will soon be tied to value, rather than volume . And to prove the efficacy of their treatment—and thus, ensure success in the long term—PTs must not only collect outcomes data, but also develop a …

  • 8 Tips for Selling Your Boss on the Software You Need Image

    articleMar 1, 2017 | 7 min. read

    8 Tips for Selling Your Boss on the Software You Need

    Most of us have to have tough, frank conversations with our bosses from time to time, but none may be quite as daunting as “the pitch”—you know, when you have a great idea, but you have to convince your supervisor it's a winner before it’ll see the light of day. This is not the time to “wing it”—no, before entering this type of discussion, it’s important to do your homework. If you’re pitching your boss on a …

  • CSM After-Party: Keeping an Eye on Trending Healthcare Reform Topics Image

    articleFeb 21, 2017 | 5 min. read

    CSM After-Party: Keeping an Eye on Trending Healthcare Reform Topics

    Rehab therapists have always had to keep a close eye on the healthcare policy developments emanating from our nation’s capitol. And the need for vigilance on the reform front will certainly continue into 2017—and beyond. From the move to a value-based payment system and adoption of alternative payment models to possible changes to the Affordable Care Act , these real—and potential—developments will no doubt affect how PTs deliver patient care and the manner in which they get …

  • Common Questions from our Cloudy with a Chance of Reform Webinar Image

    articleFeb 13, 2017 | 13 min. read

    Common Questions from our Cloudy with a Chance of Reform Webinar

    In our first webinar of 2017 , WebPT’s co-founder and president, Heidi Jannenga, teamed up with CEO Nancy Ham to discuss the current and future healthcare trends that will impact PTs, OTs, and SLPs. (Missed it? No worries; you can view the complete recording here .) As always, we received quite a few questions during the presentation—way more than we could address live. So, we’ve put them all here, in one handy Q&A doc. Scroll through and …

  • 9 Tips for Making Technology a Time-Saver in Your Practice Image

    articleFeb 10, 2017 | 7 min. read

    9 Tips for Making Technology a Time-Saver in Your Practice

    Ever wonder if you’re using technology to its fullest capabilities? Or, perhaps you regularly ask yourself, “How can I manage my clinic more efficiently?” To boost operational efficiencies, remain competitive, and lower costs—oh, and to keep your sanity in check—you may want to adopt some strategies that will put technology to work for you. On that note, check out these nine time-saving tips: 1. Adopt a secure, reliable EMR. What’s good for rehab therapists—in terms of efficiency …

  • Founder Letter: Too Big to Scale: The Fallacy of One-Size-Fits-All Software Image

    articleFeb 7, 2017 | 7 min. read

    Founder Letter: Too Big to Scale: The Fallacy of One-Size-Fits-All Software

    If we’re truly moving closer to a value-based model—and I think most healthcare leaders would agree that we are—then we, as providers, must become laser focused on what’s best for our patients. For a long time, we resisted the call to adopt technology in our practices for that very reason—and some of us still are. But, the software we use doesn’t have to be a barrier to patient care. In fact, the bond between technology and optimal …

  • 4 Strategies for Proving the ROI of Outcomes Data Collection Image

    articleJan 19, 2017 | 5 min. read

    4 Strategies for Proving the ROI of Outcomes Data Collection

    You already know that outcomes data is important —and it’s becoming more important by the day as our healthcare system continues to shift from a fee-for-service model to a pay-for-performance one. And if you’ve read this post , this one , or this one , you already know the best ways to implement outcomes data collection in your practice. But, do you know how to use your outcomes data to your advantage—to ensure you’re getting the very …

  • Do PTs, OTs, and SLPs Need to Worry About Meaningful Use in 2017? Image

    articleJan 12, 2017 | 4 min. read

    Do PTs, OTs, and SLPs Need to Worry About Meaningful Use in 2017?

    By this point, you may have already heard that the future of Meaningful Use (MU)—at least as healthcare providers once knew it—has officially sunsetted. If you’re a PT, OT, or SLP, you might respond to that news with something like, “Yeah—so?” After all, rehab therapists were never eligible for MU anyway. But, just because the MU program is being consolidated —along with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM)—into the new Merit-based …

  • Sharing is Caring: Why Interoperability is Critical to Collaborative Care Image

    articleJan 11, 2017 | 5 min. read

    Sharing is Caring: Why Interoperability is Critical to Collaborative Care

    By this point, you already know that collaborative, patient-centered care models are the way of the future. It only makes sense. Providers cannot continue to operate in silos , because patients aren’t their diseases, conditions, or injuries; they’re whole people—and a whole person may require an entire team of practitioners working together to provide the best possible care at the best possible time in the most holistic way. In order to implement this new care methodology, though, …

  • Why PTs, OTs, and SLPs Need to Get a Seat on the Telehealth Train Image

    articleJan 9, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Why PTs, OTs, and SLPs Need to Get a Seat on the Telehealth Train

    Technology continues to play a key role in furthering health care’s reach—and remote, virtual care delivery is the latest trend in the overarching push to improve patients’ access to care. In fact, as we’ve previously reported , an estimated 1.8 million health consumers are expected to take part in some form of telehealth —or telemedicine—by year’s end, with the biggest market share coming from post-acute care patients. That’s great news for patients looking for alternate ways to …

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