• articleMar 29, 2013 | 7 min. read

    10 Best Practices to Maximize Billing

    Today’s blog comes from WebPT’s Billing Onboarding & Operations Manager Stacey Abelman. Thanks Stacey!     I wish I could tell you that today’s blog was going to be about how to make rehab therapy billing a breeze. But it’s not. There’s no magic answer, no simple solution, and certainly no easy-as-pie fix. Not to fear, though. There are things you can do—steps you can take—to make sure your billing processes are at their very best so …

  • articleMar 26, 2013 | 4 min. read

    How to Implement a Patient Fees Collection Plan in Your Practice

    Today's blog post comes from WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. Yesterday, I discussed the importance of not waiving patient fees. So what to do instead? Develop a system or procedure to collect all patient fees (including copays, deductibles, coinsurance, and payment for non-covered services and supplies) at the time of service. Here are steps based off an article from the APTA .   1.) Establish and enforce written policies and procedures for copay and other …

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    articleMar 25, 2013 | 7 min. read

    The Importance of Collections / Avoid Writing Off Copays

    Today's blog post comes from WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. Today, copays are the norm, and they’re only becoming more costly. To top it off, many insurance plans—especially those that individuals and small businesses purchase (including HSAs)—have very large deductibles that patients must meet before insurance will pay for anything. While it’s obvious that these increased copays and deductibles put a burden on patients, they also burden physical therapy practices. How? Many practices don’t have …

  • articleMar 21, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Four Costly Misconceptions About In-House Billing

    Billing is a crucial aspect of running your practice. However, you may be doing a disservice to your business by keeping your billing in-house. Now, before your say, “hogwash!” and list the perceived benefits, let me tell you that those benefits might actually be misconceptions. Let’s tackle ‘em.   Misconception #1: You’ll have more control over your billing. Proximity does not equal effective control. Just because a biller is inside your clinic doesn’t mean you have the …

  • articleMar 19, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part 5

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside frompatient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time. With that in mind, we’re going to devote the next …

  • articleMar 18, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part 4

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside from patient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time? With that in mind, we’re going to devote the next …

  • articleMar 14, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part 3

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside from patient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time. With that in mind, we’re going to devote the next …

  • articleMar 13, 2013 | 2 min. read

    Get Your Life Back: Billing Best Practices for Rehab Therapists, Part 2

    Billing is one of the most important aspects of running a rehab therapy clinic, aside from  patient care. But it can also be one of the most challenging, especially if you’re working with a billing process that doesn’t suit your clinic. The right billing method should streamline your workflow, increase your profitability, and free up some much needed bandwidth. Just think, what could you do with some extra time. With that in mind, we’re going to devote the …

  • articleDec 26, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Resolving the “Bill As” Problem

    Today's blog post comes from WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L.  With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought this would be the perfect time to write a post on best practices when hiring a substitute, or contractor, to cover for you while you’re basking in the sun, boarding down a mountain, hanging out with the in-laws, or doing whatever it is you do to take a much deserved break. When bringing in another therapist to treat …

  • articleApr 11, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Maximizing Your Clinic’s Revenue Stream

    This post was authored by WebPT Billing Specialist, Geoff Elledge . Thanks for sharing your wisdom Geoff!   There are many different ways to look at your clinic’s finances.  You can look at average revenue per patient visit, insurance payer mix, average referrals from physicians and on and on.   Let’s start with a few of the basic questions you should ask: much does it cost you to treat an average patient? How much does the insurance …

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