• articleApr 2, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Decrease Clinic Credit Card Fees for Co-Pays and Cash

    Trying to save money? It’s a rhetorical question (we know). With declining reimbursement rates, physical therapy clinics are always looking to decrease the cost per patient visit. For clinics large and small, fees for merchant services and credit cards may be a small, yet easy way to lower costs. How would you like to pay only 2.75% for each credit card transaction (truly, that’s it!)? Allow me to introduce you to Square .  Square allows you to …

  • articleMar 28, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Can Private Practice Clinics Gain a Competitive Edge? Durable Medical Supplies.

    Today's post is brought to us by Tim Beury , Operations Manager with Medical Resource Association. Thanks for sharing this information Tim! If you are a physical or occupational therapist in the United States that has been in private practice the you have surely experienced the anxiety filled hour (or two!) of working out a good plan of action to effectively increase your referrals. You are undoubtedly familiar with the work it takes to be viewed in …

  • 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 8, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Can a medically oriented gym increase revenue for your clinic?

    Increasing Clinic Revenue Declining Reimbursement for Physical Therapy is a huge issue facing the rehab community. While our professional organizations work to defend our work and reform the insurance industry, many private practices are wondering how they can bridge the gap . Often times, this means seeing more patients in the same amount of time. Providers are faced with the often-difficult decision sacrificing on quality of care or finding other methods of increasing revenues. Medically Oriented Gym …

  • articleAug 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    How can an EMR in the Cloud Increase Profits for my Clinic

    By now, everyone is aware of the financial incentives available for clinicians who switch to Electronic Medical Records. The incentives are supposed to help clinics offset their costs while they digitize their entire office, including getting rid of those awful filing cabinets. Before too much excitement sets in, you should also be aware that while rehab professionals are not eligible for the financial incentives . The reasons for this exclusion are confusing, but we will save that …

  • articleJul 12, 2011 | 5 min. read

    5 Cloud Fears Explained

    Technology has become a crucial component to healthcare documentation and management. Many benefits come from Electronic Record keeping including productivity increases, greater security measures as the burden of IT being lifted off of the shoulders of clinic staff. One of the most beneficial technology innovations in healthcare is the development of cloud-based technology. With new “cloud” technology, comes a lot of questions and concerns. Is it proven?  Is it safe?  We see a lot of misinformation around …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Three Justifications for Making the Transition to an Automated PT Practice Documentation System

    Cutting costs is a big part of every business these days, and it is no different for a PT environment. For that reason, the time to make the transition to an automated PT practice documentation system is right now. While you will have an initial investment, an automated PT practice documentation system is going to pay for itself in no time at all. This type of program is going to enhance how PT staff is able to …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    The Value and Practical Use of Real-Time PT Documentation Using an Automated System

    Implementing an automated PT documentation system has a lot of advantages. One of them is the elimination of those cumbersome patient record filing cabinets and replacing them with a secure online database that is backed up regularly and easy to access. The better use of your staff, higher levels of reimbursement, and better service to your patients are all additional benefits that could result in you realizing payback on your investment in the system fairly quickly. Along …

  • articleApr 27, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Eliminate Wasteful Duplication by Using Automated PT Practice Documentation Management Systems

    Automating the process means your PT practice documentation becomes streamlined so that everyone completes needed documentation in the same way. This is lacking in many PT settings. You have individuals that have their own style of documentation. Some of them are very detailed and others do the bare minimum. The streamlining of what will be documented and where means that the overall process of recordkeeping is standardized, making it more functional and efficient. With this documentation management …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    PT Practice Documentation Management Alone Makes the Change Worth the Effort

    When you invest in a PT documentation software system, the number of features and benefits you get are many. The efficiency of being able to access your patient files from anywhere is a tremendous leap forward. A good electronic medical records system will streamline billing, introducing efficiency to the process that was unheard of before. Those efficiencies will cut costs and improve reimbursements significantly. It is not hard to come with a number of levels of cost …

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