• articleDec 8, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Much Ado About 5010

    We’re seeing a lot of talk about 5010 as the end of the year approaches. Curious to learn more, we took it to our resident experts, Kayla Milburn and Paul Schwartz, for all the answers. Lindsay : Kayla and Paul, thanks for taking time today to tell us about 5010. Can you tell me what physical therapists should know about 5010?   Paul : Not much. This change is really important for insurance companies and billing companies. …

  • articleJun 15, 2011 | 1 min. read

    Aetna to Implement Multiple Procedure Reductions for Therapy Procedures

    Aetna announces multiple prodcedure reductions for cetrain therapy procedures. According to Aetna's June  OfficeLink Updates , the insurer will apply multiple procedure reductions to certain therapy procedures for dates of service beginning November 14. The procedure with the highest practice expense relative value unit will be allowed at 100%. Each additional therapy service performed by the same provider group on the same date of service will be allowed at 80%. APTA is investigating to determine if this …

  • articleApr 14, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Managing your Physican and Payer Information

    Here at WebPT, we are constantly striving to improve efficiency in our PT's daily workflow.  If you were to enter our office door, take one big step over Topper, our dog and Chief Morale Officer, and then stroll around our office, you would hear our development team and member reps asking “How can we make WebPT better, while keeping it extremely easy-to-use?” In order to do this, we engage our therapist community and listen to them closely …

  • articleApr 9, 2011 | 6 min. read

    Seven Ways PT Reimbursement Documentation Falls Short

    There is really only one definitive way of identifying when PT reimbursement for treatment falls short. That measurement is when you don’t get paid. Whether we like it or not, filing claims for reimbursement for physical therapy treatment with Medicare or with the patient’s insurance company represents a huge percentage of how any PT practice will generate revenue. At times it seems that insurance companies make the process of submitting a claim for reimbursement difficult and complicated …

  • articleApr 2, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Are Your Physical Therapy Forms the Solution or the Problem?

    A physical therapist office is all about caring for patients. In order to accomplish that goal and to serve a large number of patients, you must have well-designed PT documentation forms to take the patient from the moment he or she arrives for treatment until the treatment is done. The outcome is that in many ways, a PT practice is also very much about forms and documentation. That is a fact of life that none of us …

  • articleMar 16, 2011 | 4 min. read

    5 Steps to Jump Start Your PT Private Practice Collections

    There is just no getting around the fact that reimbursement and collections is as much a part of running a successful PT private practice as is providing quality physical therapy care for your patients. Nobody goes into physical therapy as a career with the hopes of becoming a bill collector, but getting paid for services rendered is a dilemma for every business across the board and a PT private practice is no different. Collections and reimbursement is …

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