• Do You Dry Needle? Image

    articleSep 29, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Do You Dry Needle?

    According to the APTA , many providers consider dry needling “a safe, easy-to-learn, minimally discomforting, and often-effective technique for patients with certain presentations.” Yet, it remains a controversial practice. Much of the concern lies in the fact that this modality involves piercing the skin; many acupuncturists would argue that PTs don’t have the expertise to perform this type of manual therapy. However, many physical therapists argue that even though the needles they use for dry needling are …

  • The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ: Part Deux Image

    articleSep 24, 2015 | 16 min. read

    The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ: Part Deux

    Just when we thought we’d gotten every ICD-10 question under the sun, we got, well, more questions. Like, a lot more. But, we take that as a good sign, because like a scrappy reporter trying to get to the bottom of a big story, our audience of blog readers and webinar attendees aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions—which means they’re serious about preparing themselves for the changes ahead. And we’re equally serious about providing them with …

  • ICD-10 Crash Course: Last-Minute Training for PTs, OTs, and SLPs Image

    webinarSep 2, 2015

    ICD-10 Crash Course: Last-Minute Training for PTs, OTs, and SLPs

    It’s officially here: the last month before all HIPAA-eligible professionals must switch to the ICD-10 code set. As the regret of procrastination washes over many of those professionals, they’re scrambling to ready themselves and their practices for the big switch. If you, like so many other rehab therapists, find yourself asking, “ICD-what?” then you’re in dire need of straightforward training—stat! Otherwise, you could leave your practice vulnerable to claim denials after October 1. Join us at 9:00 …

  • It’s a Sunshine Day: Therabill Joins the WebPT Family Image

    articleAug 17, 2015 | 3 min. read

    It’s a Sunshine Day: Therabill Joins the WebPT Family

    Who remembers The Brady Bunch—you know, that charmingly-corny ’70s sitcom about the lovely lady and the man named Brady who met, married, and merged their respective roosts into one happy home with three girls, three boys, and one hilarious housekeeper? Well, WebPT has formed its own kind of Brady Bunch—one that’s the result of much more than a hunch. There are folks in the rehab therapy community—including WebPT’s own Members—who have asked for an innovative, all-in-one software …

  • Heart and Sols: Revolutionizing Custom Orthotics Image

    articleMar 24, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Heart and Sols: Revolutionizing Custom Orthotics

    When I first learned how to play the piano, my favorite song was “Heart and Soul.” It’s undeniably catchy, and it was a tried-and-true standard for piano novices like myself. Every day, in an effort to get the song just right, I practiced, practiced, and practiced some more. And what did I glean from this exercise in repetition? Well, it wasn’t stellar piano-playing skills. However, I did learn that it doesn’t take much noise to push me …

  • ICD-10 FAQs Image

    articleFeb 28, 2015 | 6 min. read

    ICD-10 FAQs

    We recently hosted a webinar focused on helping PTS, OTs, and SLPs prepare for the ICD-10 switch. We got a lot of questions—so many, in fact, that we decided to organize the most common ones into an easy-to-reference blog post. Read on to find the answers to all your burning ICD-10 queries. Don’t see your question? Post it in the comments section below, and we’ll find you an answer. Does ICD-10 affect CPT codes? According to this …

  • Goodbye, Plaster—Hello, iPad: WebPT Marketplace Features 3D-Printed Custom Orthotics Image

    articleFeb 16, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Goodbye, Plaster—Hello, iPad: WebPT Marketplace Features 3D-Printed Custom Orthotics

    Creating a simple pair of orthotics is a deceivingly arduous task—if you do it the traditional way, that is. Often, the process involves multiple providers, astronomical costs, and lots of cold, sticky plaster. But it doesn’t have to be like that; we live in the age of tech, after all. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with SOLS, a pioneering company in the emerging industry of 3D-printed foot orthotics. Thanks to this partnership—and SOLS’s innovative …

  • Product Year in Review: Patient Payment System Image

    articleDec 17, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Product Year in Review: Patient Payment System

    We’ve officially passed the December midpoint, and as we all hustle and bustle to cross the last few names off of our holiday gift lists, WebPT’s Product Development team is working hard to deliver its final release of 2014. This update will include all of the Medicare and PQRS updates for next year. (How’s that for a last-minute gift?) As we put the finishing touches on this release, we can’t help but take a step back and …

  • WebPT Year in Review: Creating Products that Matter Image

    articleDec 16, 2014 | 3 min. read

    WebPT Year in Review: Creating Products that Matter

    In yesterday’s post, I explained how much the Product Development team relies on the Idea Portal to help us make decisions about what we should build next. One of the ideas we gleaned from the portal was to create a mechanism that would allow therapists to easily verify that they completed all of their notes for the day—a patient note to-do list, if you will. This is crucial because therapists must complete notes in order to submit …

  • WebPT Year in Review: Where Do Product Ideas Come From? Image

    articleDec 15, 2014 | 2 min. read

    WebPT Year in Review: Where Do Product Ideas Come From?

    This year was a great one for the WebPT Product Development team. In addition to expanding our department and introducing some super cool features to the WebPT application, we attended several industry conferences and visited WebPT clinics around the country. But all that jet-setting wasn’t just a ploy to rack up tons of frequent flier miles; we also gathered plenty of valuable feedback from our awesome community of more than 40,000 Members—which in turn helps us continue …

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