There’s no denying that functional limitation reporting is a little more work to get the same (or less if you consider MPPR) reimbursement and that ignites fear among some in our industry. But you shouldn’t be fearful; you should be frustrated at our own inability to document to a standard that shows our clinical relevance and the amazing outcomes we achieve every day in clinics across the US.
As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve dedicated a sizeable portion of this month’s blog space to helping you and your clinic conserve resources and become more environmentally conscious. But let’s not forget about the most important resource of all—your time! You might assume that you need a major systematic overhaul to improve work efficiency in your clinic. Not so. In this case, small investments pay big dividends. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out of every minute:
It’s April. And that means spring has sprung. Even though many across the country would argue that winter is still hanging on for dear life, the leaves will soon unfurl and the sun will shine. So what does this mean for you and your practice? It means now’s the time to shake off the winter doldrums and spring forward (see what I did there?) into new beginnings.
Happy New Year! I’m sure by now you’ve made your list of resolutions―or if that’s really not your thing, you’ve at least considered some professional and personal goals for 2013. What’s our goal? Here at WebPT we’re forever committed to helping you achieve greatness in practice. As such, we’re kicking off 2013 with an entire month of tips, tricks, and how-tos to help you achieve greatness in therapy practice—everything from how to hire top talent and choose the right CEUs to maximize your time at a conference and create a great blog.
How many times have you heard the phrase “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”? Common phrase, sure, but I like to think of it as the other way around: “extraordinary people doing ordinary things,” because I like to give more credit to the person than the idea. My point, though, is this: we can all be innovators and change the status quo if we try. Yes, it requires tons of energy, passion, and determination, and let’s not forget to throw in just a pinch of stress. But YOU CAN DO IT!
Well, our Documentation Sucks contest has come and gone. Thank you so much to everyone for participating, spreading the word, rocking our t-shirts, and ditching the pen and paper. You made this contest a monumental success, and we really enjoyed sending out all the shirts and seeing everyone’s photos.
If you pay attention to our blog posts this month, you may notice a theme. That’s because we always have themes, but this particular month is über important. For us here at WebPT, November is synonymous with PQRS prep. So we thought we’d share our vast PQRS knowledge with you, giving you all the info you need to prepare yourself for 2013.
Can you believe it’s already November? That means two things: Thanksgiving and PQRS 2013 (if you treat Medicare patients, of course). I know we’d much rather fill our thoughts—and bellies—with turkey, dressing, and buttery mashed potatoes. But you have to make room somewhere for Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS, formerly known as PQRI).
With Halloween behind us, it’s time our Documentation Sucks contest also nears its end. I’m sure you’re all dying (cue spooky voice) to know which two entrants are going to win a MacBook Air—I know we are. Remember, we’ll select one winner based on sheer number of votes and another based on pure creative—or funny, quirky, cute, endearing—genius.
I love the Documentation Sucks campaign! The slogan is attention-grabbing, succinct, and effective because it hooks us through emotion. I know that some people initially took issue with using the word “sucks” in a professional marketing campaign; but WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga did a great job of explaining the reasoning behind using that word here.
With this month’s theme being Ditch the Pen & Paper, we thought it fitting we feature some of WebPT’s founding Members—the original ditch the pen and paper trail blazers, if you will. Here’s our mini Q and A session with Michael Mullaney of Mullaney & Associates and Jim Prussack of In-Home Therapy Services, two tech-embracing physical therapy clinics.
I remember how excited I was in 1989 to legally be able to sign my notes with “PT” after my name. All the schooling and training was finally over, I was really proud and very happy to sign that signature. Writing a SOAP note? My pleasure. Discharge Summary? No problem.