• articleFeb 23, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Patient Registration: 10 Questions for Successful A/R

      The A/R cycle starts and ends with a solid patient registration process.  It is probably the most under-appreciated aspect of the billing process, yet one of the most important!  Most new practices think it’s good enough to get a copy of the card and then submit a claim.  After all, it’s the insurance company’s job to pay for your services, right? Not so fast, just a few standard practices can dramatically increase your chances of payment …

  • articleFeb 22, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Top 3 Things PT’s Need To Know About Insurance

    Today's post is contributed by Greg Babiec , Physical Therapist, and Owner Evolve Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation  in New York. Greg is also a member of WebPT. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrBadBack . Thanks, Greg, for contributing your insights and expertise today! As a PT, understanding how health insurance works can sometimes be an unpleasant yet important part of the profession.  Of course, treating patients is our primary role but since we spend so …

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    articleFeb 15, 2012 | 3 min. read

    My Top 5 Physical Therapy Resources in Social Media

    Today we're excited to share  Ann Wendel 's social media resources for physical therapists. Ann is the owner of  PranaPT  and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource!   WebPT has asked me to share my personal top 5 physical therapy resources in social media. This is by no means an extensive list; it is simply a list of the folks I check in with on a daily basis to share research, hash out …

  • articleJan 17, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Ann Wendel of PranaPT Shares How to Start a PT Clinic--Part II

    Today we are featuring Part II of our interview with  Ann Wendel  from  PranaPT  about opening a PT clinic. If you missed Part I, click here . Thanks again Ann ! As with starting any business, there’s bound to be the good, the bad, and the ugly. Tell us about a time that was “bad/ugly” and what you learned from it. You have to really believe in yourself and you can’t give up. This felt like the …

  • articleJan 17, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Ann Wendel of PranaPT Shares How to Start a PT Clinic

    Today we're excited to release Part I of our interview with Ann Wendel , PT, from PranaPT . Thanks, Ann, for being candid and sharing your story of opening physical therapy clinics with us. Tell us a little bit about you and your practice. I graduated from University of Delaware in 1992 with a BS in P.E. Studies, concentration in Athletic Training. My goal was to work in sports medicine. I worked as an ATC in a …

  • articleJan 5, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Marketing your Physical Therapy Clinic - Interview with Adam Banks, CEO of NY SportsMed

    One of our New Years Resolutions this year is to tap into the brilliant minds that are a part of the WebPT member base. We have over 8,000 members, many of them in private practice, and I think we could all benefit from tapping their collective knowledge. Between guest blogs and interviews, you will be seeing a lot more WebPT customers around here ready and willing to share their wisdom. I recently had the opportunity to pick …

  • articleJan 3, 2012 | 2 min. read

    My First Year Owning a Physical Therapy Clinic

    Today's guest post is by Dan Baumstark , MSPT, CHT. Dan blogs for PhysioDC and Everyday Health . Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us Dan!   It has been one year since I have opened my own private practice here in downtown Washington DC!  Working sixty hour weeks is commonplace. Dealing with insurance, as expected, is frustrating. Here are a few pieces of advice that have helped me to survive in a tough market: 1. The …

  • articleOct 19, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Focus on Making Money

    Today's post is brought to us by  Matt Wolach , the Director of Sales for WebPT. Thanks for contributing Matt! Most are aware of Southwest Airlines’ legendary ability to stay solvent in a fierce industry. Especially remarkable is the company’s ability to stay in business when so many airlines were filing bankruptcies. But few know the secret. Sure the company’s commitment to customer service and funny flight attendants and pilots are renowned. It doesn’t hurt that Southwest doesn’t …

  • articleSep 27, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Social Media Marketing for PT Private Practices – Is It Worth the Time?

    When it comes to social media marketing (SMM) for physical therapy practices, many wonder if it is worth the time and effort.   When asked, how much business they have received from their social media efforts, the typical answer is, “I am not sure.”  Some go as far as saying that they don’t get any patients from it at all. One thing that is attractive about Internet marketing is the easy-to-access data from which you can make decisions.  …

  • articleAug 17, 2011 | 8 min. read

    How to WOW Your Website Visitors: Copywriting Recommendations for Your Home & About Us Pages

    How many visitors view your website each month?  Analytical data from our clients tells us it’s in the hundreds of visitors …even more of you drive traffic with search engine optimization and/or pay-per-click ads. It just makes sense that you put some time into your website copy .  Copywriting is meant to persuade someone to take an action.  It’s not written words simply to educate someone.  When writing home page copy, you need to refer to the …

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