• Signature Move: Medicare's Certification Requirements for Therapy Plans of Care Image

    articleNov 28, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Signature Move: Medicare's Certification Requirements for Therapy Plans of Care

    Oh, CMS. If only you made your wishes clear, there’d be a lot less confusion—and fewer claim denials—in the world of health care. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case, which is why WebPT devotes a solid quarter every year to educating rehab therapists on the nuances of compliance. And we haven’t come close to running out of relevant topics yet. Today, we’re clarifying some important aspects of Medicare certification requirements for physical therapy care plans. Have questions …

  • The Devil is in the Details: How to Document Defensibly Image

    articleNov 18, 2016 | 8 min. read

    The Devil is in the Details: How to Document Defensibly

    If we polled our readers—rehab professionals like you, that is—and asked them what they love most about their jobs, we could safely bet our bank accounts that not one of our lovely PTs, OTs, or SLPs would say, “documenting defensibly.” We know; documentation is no one’s favorite. Just ask WebPTers Brian Kunich, PT, OCS, COMT, and Bradley LaFave, who surveyed their audience with that very same question during a presentation they gave at Ascend 2016 . Some …

  • MAC Madness: When and How to Contact Your Medicare Contractor Image

    articleNov 4, 2016 | 4 min. read

    MAC Madness: When and How to Contact Your Medicare Contractor

    Medicare providers have a lot of challenges to contend with—and meeting those challenges can be tough. But, you don’t always have to go it alone, because while you can’t always count on CMS to provide clear guidance on how to comply with all the regulations that apply to you, you do have other resources at your disposal when you need answers—quick. Let’s talk about one such resource: your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). Your Medicare Go-To Even if …

  • Last Legs: The Compliance Vulnerabilities of Dead or Dying Software Image

    articleOct 24, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Last Legs: The Compliance Vulnerabilities of Dead or Dying Software

    Rusty mechanical equipment. Creaky carnival rides. Wobbly chairs. People are naturally skeptical of things that are dilapidated, rundown, or slipshod—and with good reason. After all, that which is ramshackle usually isn’t reliable. Now, imagine it’s the physical therapy software you use everyday to run your rehab therapy practice that’s gone derelict. Take PTOS EMR, for example , because if you didn’t know, this therapy office software is going out of business, and it has ceased all updates …

  • Undoing Denials: Managing Claim Rejections and Appeals in PT Billing Image

    articleOct 20, 2016 | 7 min. read

    Undoing Denials: Managing Claim Rejections and Appeals in PT Billing

    When the stakes aren’t high, people are more forgiving of flubs. If you have a bad hand, a missed stroke, or a poor toss, you may cry, “Mulligan!”—and get a do-over. But, what happens when the stakes are high—like when you’re billing for physical therapy services, and you suffer a denied claim? Do you get a mulligan? The short answer: yes. The long answer: I wouldn’t necessarily call appealing a denied claim a “do-over,” but the important …

  • Who You Gonna Call? Which Compliance Resource to Contact and When Image

    articleOct 10, 2016 | 6 min. read

    Who You Gonna Call? Which Compliance Resource to Contact and When

    As is the case for healthcare professionals across the care spectrum, compliance resources for physical therapists are constantly evolving—forcing you, the rehab and remediation specialist, to wear many hats. Not only are you treating patient impairment and injury on a day-to-day basis, but you’re also responsible for ensuring that you and your practice meet a slew of ever-changing regulatory requirements . Man—and you thought finding treatment slots for your growing Rolodex of patients was a challenge. Don’t …

  • 10 Signs Your Current Physical Therapy Software is Bad for Business Image

    downloadSep 26, 2016

    10 Signs Your Current Physical Therapy Software is Bad for Business

    Whether you’re starting your private practice or leading a national organization, bad-for-business software systems can wreak havoc on your clinic—negatively impacting everything from productivity and revenue collection to patient satisfaction and employee morale. With that in mind, isn’t it time to take a cold, hard look at your so-called solution?  Enter your email address below, and we’ll send your free guide.

  • The PT’s Guide to Software Implementation and Training Image

    downloadSep 26, 2016

    The PT’s Guide to Software Implementation and Training

    With the right processes in place, you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it, too—and by that, we mean have your perfect physical therapy software and a seamless implementation process. Yup, that even includes training. In this guide, we’ll outline four big steps—and a lot of little ones—that will help you ensure a smooth swap. Enter your email address below, and we’ll send your free guide.  

  • Physical Therapy Software Buyer’s Guide Image

    downloadSep 26, 2016

    Physical Therapy Software Buyer’s Guide

    In this guide, you’ll learn how to identify the system requirements that are paramount to your clinic’s success; which crucial questions to pose to potential vendors to suss out their products’ potential; and how to obtain buy-in about the transition from internal stakeholders. In short, it’s everything you need to find a solution that’s worthy of you—and your practice. Enter your email address below, and we’ll send your free guide.

  • So Long to Silos: Why Health Systems Must Embrace Interoperability Now Image

    articleSep 9, 2016 | 5 min. read

    So Long to Silos: Why Health Systems Must Embrace Interoperability Now

    Rome wasn’t built in a day—and interoperability across all health data systems won’t be achieved overnight. In fact, we’ve been paving the road to complete connectivity for several years now , and there’s still no definitive end in sight. But now, more than ever, the companies providing those systems have some serious incentive to hasten the pace of their construction efforts: I’m talking about the nationwide push toward value-based, patient-centered care delivery . After all, to succeed …

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