articleJan 5, 2017 | 15 min. read
Last year, I laid out a handful of predictions for 2016 —and what do you know? Most of them were spot on. In fact, much of what I covered—think interoperability, the importance of data collection, payment reform, and the push toward private practice consolidation—are all holding strong and will surely continue into 2017 (well, barring any unforeseeable curveballs to the state of health care as we know it, that is). In the meantime, though, here’s what I …
articleJan 2, 2017 | 6 min. read
We’ve been talking about the importance of interoperability in health care for a while now—in articles like this one , this one , and this one . And while the idea of open, seamless data exchange among healthcare systems and providers always seemed like a great thing to have, it’s quickly becoming much more of a must-have. That’s because a collaborative-care, pay-for-performance healthcare model requires that providers from all disciplines actually communicate with one another in real-time …
articleDec 15, 2016 | 4 min. read
Breaking up with your partner in crime—er, EMR—around the holidays can instill in you feelings of loneliness, anger, and doubt as you look ahead to the new year. But like any broken relationship, there’s no use in justifying to yourself—and others—why things might turn around for the better. After all, you know your EMR’s general lack of support—she blamed you for workflow inefficiencies—is something that can’t be fixed overnight. With the new year fast approaching, sometimes change …
articleDec 12, 2016 | 4 min. read
The rehab therapy industry is abuzz with PQRS talk right now. In case you missed it: PQRS as it exists today is dunzo . In 2017, it’ll be replaced with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System , or MIPS. Unfortunately, though—and yes, it is unfortunate —PTs, OTs, and SLPs are not required to complete MIPS reporting until 2019. (And the jury is still out as to whether they’ll be able to voluntarily participate before then.) All outpatient rehab …
articleDec 8, 2016 | 5 min. read
WebPT’s intuitive EMR can help you cover all your clinical and logistical bases. But, to get the most bang for your buck, you and your staff should be using the application to its full potential. On that note, even the experts among us could benefit from a brief reminder course in Front Office 101 to get their practices running a little smoother. With that, here are five hacks to make your life a little easier when using …
articleNov 17, 2016 | 7 min. read
The holiday season is right around the corner, and while this time of year is always ripe for celebration—and rightfully so—the elimination of PQRS doesn’t mean you should bust out the confetti and noisemakers just yet. Wait, therapists no longer have to report PQRS data to Medicare—and that’s a bad thing? While that stand-alone decision may give you all the holiday feels , it should also give you pause: the truth is that because rehab therapists are …
articleOct 24, 2016 | 5 min. read
Rusty mechanical equipment. Creaky carnival rides. Wobbly chairs. People are naturally skeptical of things that are dilapidated, rundown, or slipshod—and with good reason. After all, that which is ramshackle usually isn’t reliable. Now, imagine it’s the physical therapy software you use everyday to run your rehab therapy practice that’s gone derelict. Take PTOS EMR, for example , because if you didn’t know, this therapy office software is going out of business, and it has ceased all updates …
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In this guide, you’ll learn how to identify the system requirements that are paramount to your clinic’s success; which crucial questions to pose to potential vendors to suss out their products’ potential; and how to obtain buy-in about the transition from internal stakeholders. In short, it’s everything you need to find a solution that’s worthy of you—and your practice. Enter your email address below, and we’ll send your free guide.
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Whether you’re starting your private practice or leading a national organization, bad-for-business software systems can wreak havoc on your clinic—negatively impacting everything from productivity and revenue collection to patient satisfaction and employee morale. With that in mind, isn’t it time to take a cold, hard look at your so-called solution? Enter your email address below, and we’ll send your free guide.
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With the right processes in place, you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it, too—and by that, we mean have your perfect physical therapy software and a seamless implementation process. Yup, that even includes training. In this guide, we’ll outline four big steps—and a lot of little ones—that will help you ensure a smooth swap. Enter your email address below, and we’ll send your free guide.
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