Take a stroll through WebPT headquarters, and you’ll see dozens of diagrams on whiteboards, brainstorming sessions in progress, smiling faces, Nerf darts, and a whole lot of hard workers. But, if you look a little closer, you’ll notice books—tons of books. They’re displayed on shelves, stacked on desks, and even organized into mini departmental libraries.
It’s officially summer—and that means ’tis the season for movement. Across the country, people young and old are lacing up their hiking boots, pumping up their bike tires, and packing their beach bags. But for some folks, musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction stand in the way of summer fun—which means this is also the season to celebrate the amazing work rehab therapists do to help get people back to the warm-weather activities they love.
You probably didn’t start your career as a PT, OT, or SLP because of your passion for medical billing. In fact, few—if any—therapists enjoy the nitty-gritty, technical details of compiling, submitting, and following up on claims. However, it is nice to get paid. And if you want to reap the financial rewards of your efforts—and thus continue to treat patients with the electricity on—you’ve got to submit clean claims that are backed up by strong, defensible documentation. There are no two ways around it. But there is a better way to do it—and that’s with WebPT. Our integrated billing solutions make rehab therapy billing simpler, faster, and smarter—so you can get back to your true passion: improving people’s lives.
WebPT’s Billing software enables users to send HIPAA-compliant electronic claims to thousands of insurance companies as well as government payers. Plus, we route all your claims for you, making your billing more efficient. And because this is a WebPT product, you know you’re getting a top-notch, all-in-one EMR and billing solution as well as access to the industry’s best customer service, educational resources, and innovative technology. You’ll also be able to take advantage of other key features and benefits, including:
- Claim tracking
- EOB and payment posting
- Custom reports
- Clearinghouse integration
- Patient portal, invoicing, and billing
- Insurance eligibility verification
Furthermore, because our billing software is seamlessly integrated with the WebPT EMR, patient information automatically transfers from notes to billing sheets—which means there’s no need for double data-entry and no risk of errors as a result of transferring information. As if that weren’t simple enough, when you use the WebPT Billing software, you also get one simple monthly invoice and a single point of contact.
Looking for a more hands-off solution? The WebPT Billing Service is a full-service option that connects each Member with a team of dedicated billing experts—with regional specialization—who ensure claims are submitted to payers promptly and correctly. When you’re a WebPT Billing Service Member, you have a true billing partner in your corner. If you run into an issue—like a claim denial—your team will help you investigate, appeal, and correct it.
In addition to being great billers, WebPT Billing Service specialists are great teachers. Once a quarter, they’ll sit down with you to discuss your billing report card and suggest ways to improve your clinic’s billing processes. You’ll also have real-time access to more than 150 daily, weekly, and monthly reports, so you’ll know exactly what’s happening with your claims at every stage. Talk about total transparency.
WebPT also partners with several third-party billing companies, thus allowing Members to transfer all of the information in the WebPT Claims Feed Report directly and automatically to the preferred provider of their choice. You can then go into their software, check your claims for accuracy, and submit them to your payers. While this option is not as streamlined as the WebPT Billing software, it is much better than having to enter your information into two distinct systems, which leaves plenty of room for error. In no particular order, here are the most popular billing programs you can use in conjunction with WebPT:
Kareo Billing Service prides itself on staying up to date on the latest billing requirements and insurance rules. They also take the time to explain bills to your patients, freeing up your front-office staff to handle other tasks.
When you combine WebPT with AdvancedMD, you get two industry leaders providing a balanced solution for your billing needs. AdvancedMD offers comprehensive cloud-based billing, which helps clinics boost efficiency, improve revenue cycles, and streamline operations.
Last but not least is CollaborateMD, a web-based billing system that offers clinics with three or more locations the ability to electronically send—and receive—scrubbed claims, which ensures a higher rate of first-pass claim acceptance.
Ascend 2016—the ultimate rehab therapy business summit—is just a few short months away. Similar to the 2015 event, this year’s conference will give attendees the opportunity to earn CEUs, glean insights from a lineup of esteemed speakers, and network with some of the top rehab industry leaders. In addition to these benefits, though, we’re happy to continue the tradition of recognizing one deserving rehab therapy business with the Practice of the Year award.
Do you believe that your destiny to become a PT was written in the stars? Well, then you’re in luck! As part of our rehab therapy-themed desktop wallpaper project, we made this image especially for stargazers like you. So, download this free background and add a little bit of “space” to your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.
In January, we hosted a webinar focused on the importance of outcomes tracking in physical therapy. In addition to explaining why it’s absolutely critical that therapists collect objective data on patient progress, we highlighted a few of the reports available in WebPT Outcomes. With the move to a value-based payment environment already in full swing, outcomes tracking is a hot topic in the physical therapy space, and that meant lots of thoughtful question from our webinar audience.
We here at WebPT love three things: what we do, what you do, and dogs. In the spirit of those first two things (and maybe the third—who knows!), we’re launching a rehab therapy-themed desktop wallpaper project. That way, you can show the world how much you love your profession. Every month, we’ll post a free image that you can download and save as your background. Best of all: we’ll provide you with image files that’ll work for your desktop, laptop, mobile, and tablet devices.
Make sure your rehab therapy practice equipped to survive—and thrive—in a value-based payment world.
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