• The Case for Specialized Software: Why Your Hospital EHR Hinders Patient Care and Increases Risk Image

    articleJul 28, 2016 | 6 min. read

    The Case for Specialized Software: Why Your Hospital EHR Hinders Patient Care and Increases Risk

    If you Google “hospital EHR,” you’ll initially receive an overwhelming number of search results for the EHR systems themselves—essentially, advertisements and promotions for their software. Wade through those results, though, and you’ll uncover a wealth of articles in which hospital practitioners complain about their technology and how it negatively impacts patient care. Search “private practice EHR,” and you’ll encounter the same thing. And these complaints are, by and large, voiced by physicians—the people for whom these systems …

  • Therapist Assistant vs. Therapy Tech: What's the Difference? Image

    articleJul 26, 2016 | 4 min. read

    Therapist Assistant vs. Therapy Tech: What's the Difference?

    To work in the physical therapy industry , you don’t necessarily have to be a doctor of physical therapy (DPT). In fact, you can make a huge difference in patients’ lives by serving in a supporting role—especially as a therapist assistant or a therapy technician. Now, these jobs might sound like a “poh-tay-toe”, “poh-tah-toe” kind of situation. And by that, I mean: same job, different name. Right? Well, don’t let their names fool you; the roles are …

  • What Happens if Your Physical Therapy Software Goes Out of Business? Image

    articleJul 15, 2016 | 7 min. read

    What Happens if Your Physical Therapy Software Goes Out of Business?

    You’ve most likely heard the news: PTOS is going out of business. That means that in a few short months, PTOS customers will be left without a physical therapy practice management and billing software solution, so they’ve got to find new systems—stat . After all, no one wants to lose all of their valuable patient and business data—nor do they want to wait until the last minute to find a replacement. Shopping for a PTOS alternative, partnering with …

  • Why RCM is a Practice-Wide Endeavor Image

    articleJun 20, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Why RCM is a Practice-Wide Endeavor

    If you think revenue cycle management (RCM) only involves billing your patients, then Houston, we have a problem. As indicated in this Greenway Health resource, your RCM strategy should account for the manner in which your practice generates, captures, and collects revenue—and that means getting your whole crew on board with adopting optimal RCM practices. But before you can launch a successful RCM strategy, you should perform a pre-check. Here are a few questions to ask yourself …

  • Recap: What’s NEXT for Physical Therapy Image

    articleJun 15, 2016 | 6 min. read

    Recap: What’s NEXT for Physical Therapy

    Country music stars took over Nashville last week for the CMT Music Awards, but the only celebrities I was looking out for were at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. From Ben Fung and Sharon Dunn to John Childs and Fred Gilbert, the PT industry’s biggest stars gathered in Music City for APTA NEXT, a four-day conference focused on physical therapy education and innovation. If you didn’t have the chance to attend, here’s a look at what’s in store …

  • The Complete PT Billing FAQ Image

    articleMay 24, 2016 | 25 min. read

    The Complete PT Billing FAQ

    Over the years, WebPT has a hosted a slew of billing webinars and published dozens of billing-related blog posts. And in that time, we’ve received our fair share of tricky questions. Now, in an effort to satisfy your curiosity, we’ve compiled all of our most common brain-busters into one epic FAQ. Don’t see your question? Ask it in the comments below. (And be sure to check out this separate PT billing FAQ we recently put together.) Questions …

  • Demonstrating Skillful Decision-Making in Your Billing Image

    articleMay 12, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Demonstrating Skillful Decision-Making in Your Billing

    When you’re treating patients, your clinical decisions may feel like second nature. Without any prodding or prompting, you know exactly what modalities to use, what exercises to prescribe, and how to approach each individual plan of care. But, outside of the clinical realm, some of your job duties might not come so naturally. For example: translating the efficacy of your care into billable codes and defensible documentation . Now, even if you don’t consider these tasks easy—or …

  • 4 More Tips for Point-of-Care Documentation Domination Image

    articleMay 3, 2016 | 6 min. read

    4 More Tips for Point-of-Care Documentation Domination

    In part one of my two-part series on point-of-care documentation, I talked about four ways technology—and a helping hand or two—can make documenting in front of your patients less of a struggle. But, there’s still one pretty big hurdle between you and a smooth point-of-care documentation style: yourself. Don’t worry, though; our five therapy experts have some tips for that, too. In this second and final post, let’s dive into four ways you can help yourself—and your …

  • 4 Tips for Point-of-Care Documentation Domination Image

    articleMay 2, 2016 | 5 min. read

    4 Tips for Point-of-Care Documentation Domination

    In the past, clinicians have been either relationship-driven or data-driven, but now, they’re expected to do it all: document quickly and completely while simultaneously developing and maintaining great relationships with their patients. To make that balancing act even more difficult, documentation has become an ever-more arduous and lengthy process over time. As former clinic owner and WebPT Senior Member Consultant Shayne Peterson , PT, ATC/L, puts it, “The struggle is real.” One way to reduce the struggle? …

  • Top 3 Takeaways from CSM 2016 Image

    articleFeb 24, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Top 3 Takeaways from CSM 2016

    With record attendance—more than 11,000 rehab therapy professionals from all over the US—CSM 2016 in Anaheim, California, was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm. When I wasn’t running around in search of folks wearing “I heart PT” buttons so I could give them prizes (did you catch us on Gene Shirokobrod’s Periscope?), I was busy attending sessions in the Private Practice track. I made it to eight fantastic presentations—and wished I could have seen more. If you were …

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