• articleMar 14, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part 3

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside from patient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time. With that in mind, we’re going to devote the next …

  • articleMar 13, 2013 | 2 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part 2

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside from  patient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time. With that in mind, we’re going to devote the …

  • articleMar 12, 2013 | 1 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part I

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside from  patient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time—see another patient, catch up with family and friends, maybe …

  • articleFeb 27, 2013 | 6 min. read

    Four Considerations For Hiring a Medicare Compliance Consultant

    Last week I discussed the risks associated with Medicare non-compliance and shared some tips for protecting your practice. While drafting a compliance plan and conducting self-audits are definite must-dos, you may eventually find your clinic in a situation that requires absolute expertise. Yes, an in-house compliance officer is ideal, but many small to mid-size clinics simply cannot afford to staff someone full-time. Thus, you may want to consider a consultant. Of course, it’s crucial you’re selective. Here …

  • articleFeb 19, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Understanding Medicare Non-Compliance Risks and Protecting Your Practice

    During CSM 2013, I attended the two-part presentation on fraud and abuse in Medicare. While such stories of the “Rock Doc” in South Beach were very interesting (and shocking!), the presenters stressed that those sensational stories are not the norm. Typically, when Medicare audits rehab therapy practices, it’s primarily due to documentation and billing red flags rather than flat out fraud. Of course, red flags can arise due to negligence (i.e., what Medicare would label as “abuse”). …

  • articleJan 29, 2013 | 5 min. read

    A PT’s Guide to Reputation Management

    Today’s blog comes from E-rehab.com President David Straight, PT, DPT, OCS. E-Rehab provides physical therapy websites, video, email newsletters, search, and social media for physical therapy-owned private practices. Contact David at 800.468.5161 or dave@e-rehab.com .   As Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one negative one to lose it.” With this statement in mind—and 21 st century technology—let’s talk about reputation management in 2013. Here are a few questions …

  • articleJan 28, 2013 | 2 min. read

    How to Get Your Phone to Ring off the Hook with New Patients

    Today's blog post comes from Jack Sparacio , MSPT, COMT, CFMT, and owner of PT Marketing Consultants and Sparacio Physical Therapy . Follow him on Twitter at @SparacioPT. > You could wait for the phone to just magically start ringing—or you could start thinking like an entrepreneur! In his bestselling, must-read book The E-myth Revisited , author Michael Gerber draws the distinction between "working in your business" and "working on your business.” While this might sound like …

  • articleJan 16, 2013 | 5 min. read

    What are Compliance Programs and Why Does My PT Practice Need One?

    The concept of a compliance program is new to many in private practice physical therapy.  However, it’s a necessary aspect of any practice. Here are some common questions (and answers!) regarding a compliance program: What is a compliance program? A compliance program is a set of checks and balances to ensure that a physical therapy practice is meeting its established standards. Another way to look at it is that compliance is a quality program to ensure a …

  • articleJan 15, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Crafting a Meaningful Elevator Pitch

    Last week Selena Horner ( @SnippetPhysTher ) shared a Fast Company article on Twitter entitled “ The Problem With Your Elevator Pitch—And How To Fix It. ” The point of said article is obvious, but that’s not what caught Selena’s eye. It was the example the author uses of a bad elevator pitch: “I help busy professionals live pain-free lives so that they can get back to work.” In addition to this being a vague and fairly …

  • articleJan 14, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Attracting Top Talent for Your Rehab Therapy Practice

    Physical therapists are in high demand, and the profession is growing rapidly. Additionally, interest is growing for speedy, multitasking jack-of-all-trades front office, compliance, and billing experts to round out the rehab clinic. While the talent pool is deepening, competition remains steep, and you absolutely want the crème de la crème (no matter the position) for your practice. So how do you attract and hire top talent? Get Your Practice in Tip Top Shape You can start by …

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