• Outcomes and OMT FAQ Image

    articleApr 26, 2016 | 11 min. read

    Outcomes and OMT FAQ

    In January, we hosted a webinar focused on the importance of outcomes tracking in physical therapy. In addition to explaining why it’s absolutely critical that therapists collect objective data on patient progress, we highlighted a few of the reports available in WebPT Outcomes . With the move to a value-based payment environment already in full swing, outcomes tracking is a hot topic in the physical therapy space, and that meant lots of thoughtful question from our webinar …

  • April Wallpaper: Movement is Medicine Image

    downloadApr 1, 2016

    April Wallpaper: Movement is Medicine

    We here at WebPT love three things: what we do, what you do, and dogs. In the spirit of those first two things (and maybe the third—who knows!), we’re launching a rehab therapy-themed desktop wallpaper project. That way, you can show the world how much you love your profession. Every month, we’ll post a free image that you can download and save as your background. Best of all: we’ll provide you with image files that’ll work for …

  • 3 Types of Outcome Measures: Performance-Based, Self-Reported, and Hybrids Image

    articleMar 14, 2016 | 4 min. read

    3 Types of Outcome Measures: Performance-Based, Self-Reported, and Hybrids

    You already know why measuring outcomes data is incredibly important —for your patients, your clinic, and the rehab therapy industry as a whole. Today, let’s discuss how you can use outcome measurement tools to strongly showcase your patients’ progress and the success of your treatments—specifically by balancing the use of performance-based outcomes measures, self-reported ones, and hybrids. We like to call this the outcome measure sweet spot. What’s the difference between performance-based outcome measures and self-reported ones? …

  • Payment Reform and PT: The Private Practice’s Guide to Pay-for-Performance Image

    downloadMar 8, 2016

    Payment Reform and PT: The Private Practice’s Guide to Pay-for-Performance

    The US healthcare system is in the midst of a massive overhaul. As part of that shift, the volume-based payment systems of yore (a.k.a. fee-for-service) are quickly going the way of the floppy disk to make room for a new payment paradigm: pay-for-performance. Soon, you’ll receive reimbursements based on the quality of care—not the quantity of services—you provide. Is your rehab therapy practice equipped to survive—and thrive—in a value-based payment world? Enter your email address below to …

  • Luck o' the Outcome: Which OMT Are You? [Quiz] Image

    articleMar 8, 2016 | 1 min. read

    Luck o' the Outcome: Which OMT Are You? [Quiz]

    Whether you’re Irish or simply Irish-at-heart (hey, even St. Patrick himself didn’t hail from the Emerald Isle), March 17 is reserved as a day to bust out your best jig; don every imaginable shade of green; and partake in some delicious food and drink—even if only for nostalgia’s sake. So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve decided to combine two—no, three—of our favorite things: OMTs, holidays, and quizzes. So, plant a smooch on the ol’ Blarney …

  • WebPT + Outcomes: A PT Software Love Story Image

    articleMar 7, 2016 | 7 min. read

    WebPT + Outcomes: A PT Software Love Story

    Developing and launching WebPT Outcomes has been a labor of love—one that’s lasted about 15 months. At times, it felt more like the kind of love you’d have for a sibling—after he or she pushes you off the bunk bed and you split your lip open. You know, that kind of love. But, after lots of triumphs—and just as many fat lips—it’s been wonderful seeing the fruits of our labor come to life. Hello, WebPT Outcomes: the …

  • Which Outcome Measurement Tool Should I Use and When? Image

    articleFeb 18, 2016 | 3 min. read

    Which Outcome Measurement Tool Should I Use and When?

    Earlier this month, we announced the launch of WebPT Outcomes , the first fully-integrated outcomes tracking software specifically for PTs and OTs. One big way that WebPT Outcomes differs from other rehab therapy outcomes tracking software is the outcome measurement tools (OMTs) our product contains. As WebPT president Heidi Jannenga explained in this month’s founder letter , “historically, therapists haven’t had access to outcomes tracking tools that (1) align with the type of care they provide, including …

  • Channeling Your Inner Chuck Norris: How to Master the Art of Outcomes Image

    articleFeb 17, 2016 | 6 min. read

    Channeling Your Inner Chuck Norris: How to Master the Art of Outcomes

    When I was growing up, I stayed at my grandparents house after school. This meant I spent the better part of my youth tuning into whatever my grandpa watched on TV. And because he watched a lot of Walker, Texas Ranger, I watched a lot of Walker, Texas Ranger. Chuck Norris was basically my afterschool nanny. (Don’t tell him I said that.) Each afternoon, I watched this karate-kicking cowboy fight off bad guy after bad guy. He …

  • Is PT Valuable? Why Outcomes Data is the Proof We Need Image

    webinarFeb 3, 2016

    Is PT Valuable? Why Outcomes Data is the Proof We Need

    In this day and age, it seems like everybody wants more for less—and that’s certainly true in the healthcare realm. With nationwide reform efforts pushing providers to deliver higher-quality care at a lower cost, value—and the ability to prove it—is absolutely critical. Most rehab therapists will tell you the services they provide are more valuable than anyone knows. And that’s precisely the problem. No one knows the value of physical and occupational therapy. But outcomes tracking can …

  • Christmas Comes Early: WebPT Product Updates Better than Grandma's Fruitcake Image

    articleDec 14, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Christmas Comes Early: WebPT Product Updates Better than Grandma's Fruitcake

    This holiday season, we’re helping Santa scratch a few items off your wish list by delivering two highly-requested features aimed at giving you more time in your day. The WebPT Product team scoured our various listening posts—like our NPS surveys, our Ideas Portal , Therabill’s Suggestion Portal , and the feedback we’ve received through our Support department and interviews with our Members—to find a few popular requests. Now, thanks to the hard work of the WebPT elves, …

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