• HHS is Cracking Down on HIPAA Breaches. Is Your Clinic at Risk? Image

    articleJul 22, 2014 | 5 min. read

    HHS is Cracking Down on HIPAA Breaches. Is Your Clinic at Risk?

    If you thought HHS’s bark about cracking down on HIPAA breaches was worse than its bite, think again. Some very high-profile healthcare organizations have spent copious amounts of money this year to atone for their privacy-violating sins. Read on to learn more. Electronic Records According to a US Department of Health & Human Services press release , New York and Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) recently agreed to a $4.8 million settlement regarding “charges that …

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    articleJun 18, 2014 | 3 min. read

    Workers' Compensation Billing Tips for Physical Therapists

    Billing in itself is tricky and a lot to manage. Toss in workers’ compensation (WC) claims and the plot only thickens. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to ensure your WC claims not only get paid, but get paid quickly. But, first, a definition: According to the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), “Workers’ compensation provides coverage for wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to workers who are injured at work or …

  • Are You Ready to Take Your Practice Out-of-Network? Image

    articleJun 5, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Are You Ready to Take Your Practice Out-of-Network?

    Not many providers enjoy jumping through insurance company hoops in order to receive payment, and yet for most, it seems to be a fact of life—or at least a fact of doing business. There is another way, though. You could take your practice out-of-network. But it’s not a decision to enter into lightly. You’ve got to be ready. Read on to find out if you are. You’ve done your research. First things first. You should know what …

  • HIPAA Rules for Marketing and Sales Image

    articleMay 20, 2014 | 5 min. read

    HIPAA Rules for Marketing and Sales

    Today’s blog post comes from compliance expert Tom Ambury of PT Compliance Group and WebPT writer Erica Cohen. Before you get too far into your plans to beef up your clinic’s sales and marketing efforts, remember that you’re a healthcare provider first, which means you’ve got some HIPAA hoops to jump through (ahem, rules to follow) that the small business owner down the street probably doesn’t have to worry about. Before we get into that, though, let’s …

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    articleApr 7, 2014 | 2 min. read

    Evolve 2014 San Diego Video Recap

    We really appreciate everyone who attended our last Evolve session in San Diego. For those who missed the event or would like to relive it, we captured all of the presentations on video. So, grab some popcorn and settle in for a wealth of advice to help you improve your private practice’s bottom line.   WebPT and Culture: A Tale of Rapid Growth by Heidi and Brad Jannenga In this presentation, WebPT Co-Founders Heidi and Brad Jannenga …

  • ICD-10: Fact or Fiction Image

    articleApr 3, 2014 | 5 min. read

    ICD-10: Fact or Fiction

    As with any major change, the rumor mill churns at a mighty pace. With all the hearsay, telephone games, and disbursement of misinformation, it’s easy for the myths to swallow the truth. No worries, though; we’re here to sort the fact from the fiction. Fiction: Coders will spend an overwhelming amount of time dealing with external cause codes. Fact: From being struck by an orca to getting injured while crocheting, Chapter 20 of the ICD-10-CM Manual , …

  • articleSep 17, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Collecting Email Addresses (a.k.a. The Digital Social Security Number)

    Matt is WebPT’s email marketing specialist. His monthly column covers all things email marketing and how it can help your clinic. When it comes to personal information, these days it doesn’t get much more personal than your email address. This might seem like a bit of an exaggeration, but just think about how often businesses try to get you to dish out your email—there has to be a good reason, right? The email address is practically your …

  • articleSep 13, 2013 | 7 min. read

    6 Common Rehab Therapy Marketing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    So, you’ve got a marketing plan , you’ve honed your content-creation skills , and you’re ready to get down to business—or, to be more accurate, you’re ready to get down to marketing your business. As with any new endeavor, you’ll probably experience a few bumps along the road to building a successful marketing campaign—and that’s okay. After all, some of the world’s best innovations came about through trial and error. But while mistakes often present you with …

  • webinarAug 13, 2013

    Rehab Therapy Industry News

    In July, we hosted a webinar focused on rehab therapy industry news. This session covered an array of newsworthy and timely topics, including: Functional limitation reporting and other Medicare regulations Changes to HIPAA regulations Direct access Branding PT to general consumers ICD-10

  • articleJul 11, 2013 | 5 min. read

    HIPAA Final Omnibus Ruling: How Does it Apply to You?

    Curious as to how the  new rules  included in the HIPAA Final Omnibus Ruling apply to you and your clinic? Here, we provide a breakdown of what's in store for your practice starting September 23, 2013. The American Medical Association (AMA) published some great information to help physicians navigate this new ruling, which also applies to rehab therapists. According to the AMA, providers should focus most heavily on these three areas: 1. Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification …

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