• 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 …

  • 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.

  • Copays, Coinsurances, and Deductibles: What are They, and How do They Impact Healthcare Providers? Image

    articleApr 13, 2017 | 5 min. read

    Copays, Coinsurances, and Deductibles: What are They, and How do They Impact Healthcare Providers?

    Once upon a time, only Medicare was confusing. Now, even commercial insurance plans are hard to understand—which is why many patients (and providers) are asking tough questions, questions like, “Deductible vs. copay? Copay vs. coinsurance? What’s the difference?” While it may not feel like insurance education is something you should have to shoulder, doing so may be a big benefit—both for your patients and your payment collection efforts. With that in mind, here are some seriously helpful …

  • The Beginner’s Guide to RCM for PTs Image

    articleJun 29, 2016 | 7 min. read

    The Beginner’s Guide to RCM for PTs

    If you’re reading this blog post right now, chances are good that you’re a DPT, PT, PTA, OTD, OT, OTA, SLPD, SLP, or SLPA—and if not, you probably work with several of these professionals. You may even be a member of the APTA, AOTA, or ASHA, and you most definitely use CPT and ICD codes. In other words, you’re no stranger to initialisms. Every industry has them—us marketers bandy about abbreviations like B2B, CTA, and MRR all …

  • Where Is My Money Going? 6 Surprising Hidden Costs of Running a Private Practice Image

    articleJun 9, 2016 | 7 min. read

    Where Is My Money Going? 6 Surprising Hidden Costs of Running a Private Practice

    You have to spend money to make money. This tenet of business is as true now as it was when my dad gave me a loan to cover the start-up costs for my lemonade stand back in third grade. And like many small business owners, I had a tough time forfeiting nearly half of my revenue to cover the cost of the lemons and sugar (it was a slow day on the cul-de-sac, and despite my best …

  • Do Cash-Based Practices Need a Billing Software? Image

    articleJun 2, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Do Cash-Based Practices Need a Billing Software?

    As reimbursements from third-party payers continue to decline, more and more rehabilitation therapists are opting to incorporate cash-based services—everything from aquatic therapy and golf fitness programs to gait analysis and deep tissue massage—into their practice offerings. As Brooke Andrus writes in this post , “...adding cash-pay options to your practice’s current menu of services isn’t only smart—it might just be necessary to secure your survival.” While some PTs, OTs, and SLPs are satisfied offering a small number …

  • What are KPIs, What Role Do They Play in Practice, and Which Ones Should PTs Care About? Image

    articleMay 25, 2016 | 7 min. read

    What are KPIs, What Role Do They Play in Practice, and Which Ones Should PTs Care About?

    Okay, so you’ve heard us talk—seen us write?—a metric ton of content about the importance of measuring the things that matter to your practice ( outcomes data , anyone?). Well, today that discussion continues as we move to the realm of actual business metrics: key performance indicators (KPIs), to be exact. You can think of KPIs as super-important measurements—ones that are imperative to meeting key business objectives. In other words, these metrics are mission-critical to the success …

  • The Ultimate Cash-Based PT FAQ Image

    articleMay 23, 2016 | 12 min. read

    The Ultimate Cash-Based PT FAQ

    As requirements for third-party reimbursement increase and payments decrease, more and more physical therapists are going the way of cash-based business models—or at least offering select cash-pay services. As a result, we’ve received quite a few questions over the years about the ins and outs of running a cash-based physical therapy practice. Luckily, cash-pay experts Ann Wendel, PT,  and Jarod Carter, DPT, have both contributed blog posts on the subject. (Check out Wendel’s article’s here and Carter’s …

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