• 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 …

  • articleFeb 17, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Considerations Before You Outsource Your Billing

    As a physical therapist, what does it mean to outsource your billing ? Is it worth it to have another company handle your claims? It’s a big change, so what does the on-boarding process look like? These are all excellent questions for you to consider. Even if you think you’re satisfied with your current billing circumstance, it may be worth re-evaluating. It’s always smart to periodically invest some time in auditing your processes and business vendors/partners. You …

  • 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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