• PT Billing Tips from the Trenches Image

    articleMay 22, 2017 | 6 min. read

    PT Billing Tips from the Trenches

    It’s hard out here for a biller—between dodging denials, hunting past-due balances, and navigating the ever-changing compliance climate, keeping a rehab therapy practice’s billing processes in tip-top shape is no simple feat. The heat is definitely on when a good portion of your company’s cash flow falls squarely on your shoulders—but you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, we’ve rounded up several therapy billing gurus who were happy to lend their expertise and spill some …

  • In-Network, Out-of-Network, or Cash-Based: Which Model is Right for Your Practice? Image

    articleMay 19, 2017 | 8 min. read

    In-Network, Out-of-Network, or Cash-Based: Which Model is Right for Your Practice?

    Making the right decisions for your rehab therapy private practice can be challenging. Nagging questions may even keep you up all night—questions such as, “ Am I paying my employees enough ? Or, “Should I send unpaid balances to a collections agency ?” Or, with regard to in-network vs. out-of-network vs. cash-based, “Which payment model is right for my practice?” While we wish we could give you all the right answers—so you can get some rest—we can’t. …

  • 4 Major RCM Killers (and How to Fend Them Off) Image

    articleMay 17, 2017 | 6 min. read

    4 Major RCM Killers (and How to Fend Them Off)

    As the old adage goes, your best offense is a good defense—and no one knows that better than the folks responsible for revenue cycle management (RCM). When it comes to rehab therapy billing, getting dinged with claim denials might seem inevitable. But, taking steps to avoid the following four RCM killers will help you shield your practice from taking a critical hit. 1. Ineffective (or Non-Existent) Payment Policy Money talks , and when we’re talking money, there’s …

  • 5 Biggest Cash-Based Therapy Billing Mistakes Image

    articleMay 16, 2017 | 6 min. read

    5 Biggest Cash-Based Therapy Billing Mistakes

    Whether you’ve jumped on the cash-based bandwagon all the way, or you’ve just added a few cash-pay services to your in-network clinic’s care options, you may be tempted to forgo the billing best practices we’ve been discussing on the WebPT Blog recently. After all, isn’t billing for physical therapy without insurance a piece of cake compared to playing the third-party payer game—and struggling to receive reimbursement? Maybe, but that doesn’t mean you’re totally off the hook when …

  • How to Have Difficult Performance Conversations with Your Employees: Tips for Physical Therapy Business Owners Image

    articleMay 15, 2017 | 7 min. read

    How to Have Difficult Performance Conversations with Your Employees: Tips for Physical Therapy Business Owners

    Feedback. Performance conversations. Annual reviews. Say these words out loud and you’ll likely elicit a groan—or perhaps an eye roll—from the person with whom you’re speaking. At least, that’s been my experience as someone working in the HR industry for the last 15 years. I get it: having tough conversations about performance can be difficult. But in my experience, if you avoid those conversations, you’ll face even bigger issues down the road—ones that’ll make tough conversations feel …

  • Why PTs Must Embrace Change—and How They Can Do It Image

    articleMay 12, 2017 | 11 min. read

    Why PTs Must Embrace Change—and How They Can Do It

    As the chief clinical officer and lead physical therapist for a digital healthcare company, I have the privilege of regularly speaking to my fellow PTs regarding the trends in physical therapy and overarching healthcare changes that impact our profession most. While it’s always a pleasure to talk shop with my peers, I will attest that many of these conversations leave me a bit concerned. As the healthcare industry reshapes its infrastructure to pave the way for more …

  • EMR Buyer’s Guide for Large-Scale Outpatient Rehab Facilities Image

    downloadMay 11, 2017

    EMR Buyer’s Guide for Large-Scale Outpatient Rehab Facilities

    Purchasing a new software system for your rehab organization can be quite the challenge. There are so many potential solutions on the market—but not all of them will meet your needs. To help streamline the selection process, we collected lists of EMR requirements from top private practices and hospital-based outpatient rehab facilities and turned them into a checklist of absolute must-haves. Download your free copy of the EMR Buyer’s Guide for large-scale outpatient facilities today.

  • Why WebPT for Hospital-Based Outpatient Rehab Image

    downloadMay 11, 2017

    Why WebPT for Hospital-Based Outpatient Rehab

    More and more hospitals are finding that their system-wide EHR fails to meet the demands of their outpatient rehabilitation clinics. That’s why WebPT, the leading EMR for outpatient rehab therapy, is committed to delivering exceptional software and service to therapists in a variety of settings. Download your free one-sheet today to learn how WebPT can help your organization improve efficiency, compliance, outcomes, and interoperability—just as we’ve done for MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and the Bacharach Institute for …

  • Why Hospital-Based Outpatient Facilities Should Implement a Rehab Therapy-Specific EMR Image

    downloadMay 11, 2017

    Why Hospital-Based Outpatient Facilities Should Implement a Rehab Therapy-Specific EMR

    Success in this increasingly complex, reform-driven healthcare world doesn’t necessarily require complex solutions. In fact, the key to moving the needle in all areas of reform is simple: arm your outpatient therapy providers with the tools necessary to track, assess, and prevent functional decline. In other words, provide them with a therapy-specific EMR that integrates with your hospital-based system. Download your free one-sheet today to learn how a therapy-specific EMR can help your organization achieve: Better care …

  • 10 Red Flags to Look for in Your Payer Contracts Image

    articleMay 11, 2017 | 5 min. read

    10 Red Flags to Look for in Your Payer Contracts

    There are plenty of reasons why going in-network with an insurance company is a good idea—for example, it could mean more patients and/or money for your practice. That being said, going in-network does require you to sign a contract, and—as with all contracts—you best read the fine print, because there could be something hidden in those lines of convoluted copy that you wouldn’t want to agree to. Here are 10 red flags to look for when you’re …

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