While you can’t force your patients to adhere to their plans of care, there are ways to maximize your efforts.
If you’re relying on old-school metrics to assess therapist performance, it’s probably time for an employee review reboot.
It’s official; we’ve closed out 2018 and are stepping into a brand-new year. While I don’t recommend saving up those important intentions and resolutions for the kick-off of a new year, it does represent a potent time to release the things that no longer serve us—and embrace more of what does. In the past, I’ve used this occasion to put out some predictions for the year to come—and I’ve done that again here—but right now,
There’s a lot of confusion around whether PTs can bill for assessment and management time. The short answer is “yes,” PTs can—and should—account for assessment and management time in their billing and documentation. Yet, as it stands, many PTs don’t. And that’s a shame—because in failing to do so, they are not only leaving money on the table, but also seriously undervaluing their services.
Back in 1996—long before the days of social media and smartphones—Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a means of governing the manner in which providers, insurers, and business associates collect, share, and use patient protected health information (PHI).
Many PTs are burned out, cash-strapped, and fed up. Here’s what that means for the future of the profession.
When I woke up after a night of boot-scootin’ my way down Lower Broadway—Nashville’s famous honky-tonk alley—my head wasn’t the only thing that hurt. In fact, the moment I stepped out of bed, I knew I was in serious trouble, even if I wasn’t quite ready to admit it to myself.
What single business initiative can make your employees want to work harder for you, while inspiring them to be happier than ever with their jobs? Hint: The answer is not more money. The answer is increasing employee engagement. This is possibly the single most important part of an owner or manager’s duties.
Breakups are never easy. Even if it’s an amicable split, it’s hard not to look back on your time together and wonder what could’ve been. But here’s the good news: if you approach a breakup from a place of maturity and wisdom, you can learn some valuable lessons and apply them to your next relationship.
A positive patient experience is essential for instilling confidence and security in your patients—and for sustaining a healthy practice. When patients feel rushed, dismissed, or expendable, they’ll often drop out prematurely—and possibly seek care from a different PT (or move on to a whole other discipline). With that in mind, here are some of the common ways you’re subtly sabotaging the patient experience that you work so hard to create in your practice:
Your clinic environment might be casual, but that doesn’t mean you should throw the rules of professionalism out the window.