• Developing a Marketing Budget for Your PT Practice Image

    articleMay 19, 2014 | 6 min. read

    Developing a Marketing Budget for Your PT Practice

    A lot of small business owners approach their marketing efforts with a great deal of hesitation. Their biggest concerns? Time and money. You may have some brilliant marketing ideas —and hopefully, a marketing plan —for your PT, OT, or SLP private practice, but it’s hard to bring them to fruition when you’re unsure about means and resources. That’s where a budget—at least for the monetary portion—comes in. And I’m not talking about plucking a number out of …

  • Don’t Let Your EMR Negatively Impact Your Bottom Line Image

    articleApr 16, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Don’t Let Your EMR Negatively Impact Your Bottom Line

    During the past decade, the US healthcare landscape has seen some dramatic changes—both in terms of how care is being delivered and how it is being paid for. As a result, the market demand for electronic medicare record (EMR) systems among independent outpatient rehab therapy providers has increased. After all, it would be nearly impossible to keep up with the ever-evolving documentation, coding, and reporting requirements with pen and paper. Today, the healthcare industry is in the …

  • articleJul 8, 2013 | 1 min. read

    APTA 2013: Ten Tips for Better Accounts Receivables

    With all of the updates in the therapy landscape today, it’s crucial to stay on top of the changes. Managing your accounts receivables is more important than ever. In June, I had the opportunity to speak at the APTA 2013 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, I shared my ten tips for better accounts receivables. Conference attendees were abuzz with all the upcoming regulatory changes: functional limitation reporting, HIPAA, PQRS, ICD-10. With these all looming, they …

  • articleMar 29, 2013 | 7 min. read

    10 Best Practices to Maximize Billing

    Today’s blog comes from WebPT’s Billing Onboarding & Operations Manager Stacey Abelman. Thanks Stacey!     I wish I could tell you that today’s blog was going to be about how to make rehab therapy billing a breeze. But it’s not. There’s no magic answer, no simple solution, and certainly no easy-as-pie fix. Not to fear, though. There are things you can do—steps you can take—to make sure your billing processes are at their very best so …

  • articleMar 21, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Four Costly Misconceptions About In-House Billing

    Billing is a crucial aspect of running your practice. However, you may be doing a disservice to your business by keeping your billing in-house. Now, before your say, “hogwash!” and list the perceived benefits, let me tell you that those benefits might actually be misconceptions. Let’s tackle ‘em.   Misconception #1: You’ll have more control over your billing. Proximity does not equal effective control. Just because a biller is inside your clinic doesn’t mean you have the …

  • articleFeb 24, 2012 | 6 min. read

    Physical Therapy Billing: Mastering the A/R cycle

    This post was authored by WebPT Billing Specialist, Geoff Elledge. The photo of Geoff we used for this post was just too good to pass up. Enjoy! The number one key to mastering your A/R is a good tickler system.   Long term success is all about timely and consistent follow up of your outstanding claims.  In order to get a good handle on this mastering a few key elements will go a long way. The first …

  • articleFeb 23, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Patient Registration: 10 Questions for Successful A/R

      The A/R cycle starts and ends with a solid patient registration process.  It is probably the most under-appreciated aspect of the billing process, yet one of the most important!  Most new practices think it’s good enough to get a copy of the card and then submit a claim.  After all, it’s the insurance company’s job to pay for your services, right? Not so fast, just a few standard practices can dramatically increase your chances of payment …

  • articleFeb 17, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Considerations Before You Outsource Your Billing

    As a physical therapist, what does it mean to outsource your billing ? Is it worth it to have another company handle your claims? It’s a big change, so what does the on-boarding process look like? These are all excellent questions for you to consider. Even if you think you’re satisfied with your current billing circumstance, it may be worth re-evaluating. It’s always smart to periodically invest some time in auditing your processes and business vendors/partners. You …

  • articleMar 16, 2011 | 4 min. read

    5 Steps to Jump Start Your PT Private Practice Collections

    There is just no getting around the fact that reimbursement and collections is as much a part of running a successful PT private practice as is providing quality physical therapy care for your patients. Nobody goes into physical therapy as a career with the hopes of becoming a bill collector, but getting paid for services rendered is a dilemma for every business across the board and a PT private practice is no different. Collections and reimbursement is …

  • articleFeb 26, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Outsourcing Physical Therapy Billing

    Evaluating if Outsourcing Your PT Practice Billing is Justified PT practice billing being outsourced makes a lot of sense because of the efficiencies and cost savings it delivers to your practice. As much as we may wish it was not so, billing for your physical therapy practice is an important aspect of running your business and must be done right. It is not an uncomplicated part of the practice, either. A PT practice billing system must deal …


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