Your supervisor tells you to stop using all your favorite shorthands like “FWW” and “tol.” What the heck?! Before you get too upset, remember that one of the main reasons we document is to ensure that our patients, other medical professionals, and utilization review professionals can understand our treatments and the rationale behind them.
Opening a new physical therapy practice is a great way to supercharge your career; it sends you down a path where you can learn more skills, influence the lives of more patients, and increase your personal wealth. But opening a new clinic is no easy task—especially when it comes to saving up the capital necessary to, at bare minimum, get the clinic up and running.
“I can’t wait to spend three hours documenting after work tonight!” said no physical therapist, ever. Yet, many of us take our documentation home each day. It happens so frequently, in fact, that some of us have just accepted it as part of being a PT.
A WebPT Membership is pretty darn fantastic—just ask this PT clinic or this PT and OT pediatric practice. Because even with a basic membership, you score a whole host of truly web-based, therapy-specific tools and resources that are anything but basic. In fact, they’ll help you be better in business.
Paper was a marvelous invention—but its heyday as the medium for medical documentation has come and gone.
Adopting a top-notch EMR with a fully integrated billing software can make a huge difference in the success of your practice
You’ve completed the necessary coursework to earn your credentials—and you’ve kept up to date on new research in your field through continuing education courses—but if you want to be a highly effective physical therapist, you’ve got to do more than that. PTs who consistently perform at the tip-top of their potential also exercise these seven habits:
Clinical decision support (CDS) software has its place in physical and occupational therapy practice, but total clinical automation is a slippery slope for our profession.
This year’s CSM mega event has come and gone, but check out this recap for some major highlights.
The rehab therapy industry is abuzz with PQRS talk right now. In case you missed it: PQRS as it exists today is dunzo. In 2017, it’ll be replaced with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS. Unfortunately, though—and yes, it is unfortunate—PTs, OTs, and SLPs are not required to complete MIPS reporting until 2019. (And the jury is still out as to whether they’ll be able to voluntarily participate before then.)