• 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 …

  • The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ Image

    articleSep 1, 2015 | 21 min. read

    The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ

    Yesterday, we hosted the largest webinar in WebPT history . Thousands of rehab therapy professionals attended the live session, which focused on ICD-10 coding examples . As expected, we received a lot of questions. Below is a collection of the webinar’s most frequently asked questions. The Seventh Character Craze What is the seventh character? The seventh character didn’t exist in ICD-9 , so it’s caused a great deal of confusion. Essentially, it’s a mechanism for applying greater …

  • ICD-10 Coding Example: Occupational Therapy Image

    articleAug 20, 2015 | 3 min. read

    ICD-10 Coding Example: Occupational Therapy

    Oh, ICD-10, let me count the ways I love thee. Okay, so maybe you’re not going to wax poetic about the World Health Organization’s updated—and much larger—International Classification of Diseases, but switching to a new code set isn’t the end of the world, either. After all, just because something (ahem, ICD-9) is familiar, it doesn’t mean it’s the best option. In fact, when it comes to code sets,  bigger is better . But that also means there’s …

  • 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 …

  • 29 Ways to Remedy Rehab Therapy Burnout Image

    articleJun 30, 2015 | 4 min. read

    29 Ways to Remedy Rehab Therapy Burnout

    As a therapist, you care about your patients (thank you, captain obvious ). But it’s this helpful nature that’s often responsible for stress, frustration, and even career burnout. When things get rough, you might find yourself internalizing patient progress—or lack thereof. Additionally, you might feel like you have to constantly fill the “therapist” role, even when you’re not in the clinic. Plus, you’re under pressure to answer tons of questions thrown your way on a daily basis …

  • Are Conferences Worth It? Image

    articleJun 9, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Are Conferences Worth It?

    Networking, welcome parties, and complimentary food (and drink tickets) are nice, but conferences can run a pretty penny—anywhere from $100 to upwards of $1500 per attendee, depending on the size of the event and the caliber of the speakers. Before shelling out any of your hard-earned money to attend or sponsor an event of this kind, you’ll need to make sure it’s worth the investment of your time and money. But value isn’t one-size-fits-all. What might benefit …

  • Becoming an OT Advocate: How to Shape Policy While Juggling a Busy Caseload Image

    articleApr 30, 2015 | 7 min. read

    Becoming an OT Advocate: How to Shape Policy While Juggling a Busy Caseload

    The signing of Hawaii’s occupational therapy licensure law marked the end of a 50-year crusade to introduce state-level OT regulation in all 50 states. Fifty years! I admire all of the OT leaders who had the tenacity to see this aspirational—and incredibly lengthy—project through. The road to universal OT licensure—and the impact that fight has had on our profession—got me thinking about the role of advocacy in OT. Since the onset of healthcare reform in the early …

  • 5 Reasons You Should Attend Ascend 2015 Image

    articleApr 28, 2015 | 4 min. read

    5 Reasons You Should Attend Ascend 2015

    Have you heard? Ascend— the ultimate business summit for rehab therapists —is back. Last year, the inaugural event took Dallas—or at least, Dallas physical therapists and private practice owners—by storm for one jam-packed day . This year, Ascend is upping the ante—big time. For starters, our 2015 event will run for two days instead of one—and trust us, you don’t want to miss it. Here are five reasons you should attend Ascend 2015: 1. You’ll earn CEUs. …

  • Getting the Value Conversation Right in Occupational Therapy Image

    articleApr 27, 2015 | 6 min. read

    Getting the Value Conversation Right in Occupational Therapy

    “Value” is a buzzword in health care right now. Unlike most buzzwords, though, this one isn’t buzzing off anytime soon. As value-based reimbursement models gain momentum in our country and our patients become more savvy customers, the value of your occupational therapy services may come into question. Proving your value may sound extremely daunting, but it doesn't have to be. You don’t need to speak to the value of the whole occupational therapy profession. You just need …

  • 7 Tactical Steps to Become an OT Change Leader Image

    articleApr 21, 2015 | 8 min. read

    7 Tactical Steps to Become an OT Change Leader

    Change leaders are people who drive transformation by focusing on big visions and opportunities for growth. They are creative and innovative, and they constantly think outside the box. When a change leader sees a window of opportunity, he or she doesn’t hesitate to make the leap. Furthermore, a change leader inspires and empowers his or her colleagues to join the movement for change. Why is this relevant to occupational therapy? Because OT change leaders have the potential …

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