Billing for physical therapy services is tricky, time-consuming, and nerve-racking. After all, there are so many rules you have to follow, and it seems like those rules are constantly changing.
That makes mistakes tough to avoid.
In many cases, you might not even know you’re making mistakes. And while an occasional billing error probably isn’t a huge deal, if you’re unknowingly flubbing up left and right, you could end up in hot water. And if you’re fudging your billing on purpose—well, that’s a whole other can of worms, and it’s one that puts your practice, your reputation, and your livelihood at risk—big time.
At the end of the day, whether your billing slip-ups are accidental or intentional, actions have consequences. And when it comes to billing for the services you provide, there isn’t a whole lot of room for repentance. That’s why it’s crucial that you understand the dos and don’ts of billing—before those don’ts end up taking a big chunk out of your bottom line.
Think you know the common billing blunders plaguing PT? Test your smarts with this 10-question quiz.