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    articleNov 18, 2013 | 5 min. read

    The Scoop on PQRS

    What is PQRS? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which mandates that eligible professionals meet standards for satisfactory reporting. If you are not PQRS-compliant in 2014, CMS will assess penalties. However, we do not yet know what the penalty amount is or how CMS will assess it. There also is a chance that CMS will provide incentive payments for successfully completing PQRS, as they did in 2013. Again, we …

  • articleNov 7, 2013 | 2 min. read

    FLR and PQRS: How Are They Different?

    Functional limitation reporting (FLR) and PQRS both fall under the ever-widening umbrella of Medicare regulations, and they both involve outcome measures and data codes. Still, they are completely separate requirements, each with its own set of rules. Confusing, we know. To help you sort out the differences, we’ve put together a short breakdown of each one as well as a detailed compare/contrast chart: The Basics of FLR On July 1, 2013, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …

  • articleNov 6, 2013 | 2 min. read

    Functional Limitation Reporting in a Nutshell

    Hopefully, you’ve been working your functional limitation reporting (FLR) magic for months now, so you’ve got it down pat. If not, you’re probably running into more than your fair share of claim denials. Don’t worry; we’re here to help. Here are some FLR basics in a convenient chestnut shell. (It is almost that time of the year , after all). What is FLR? Beginning July 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require that …

  • articleNov 5, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Founder Letter: PQRS 2014

    Well, it’s November already, and that means two things: Thanksgiving and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Sure, PQRS doesn’t involve mouthwatering roasted turkey, savory stuffing, or creamy mashed potatoes, but it has become quite the November tradition for us here at WebPT. You see, this is the time of year that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) typically confirms the details of next year’s reporting requirements, thus allowing us to update our PQRS solution (claims- …

  • articleNov 4, 2013 | 3 min. read

    What PQRS Could Look Like in 2014

    On July 19, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. According to this summary , most of the policies were open for comment until September 6, 2013 and, pending final decisions (which hopefully will occur this month), will take effect on January 1, 2014. The 605-page document contains proposals for policy changes on everything from reimbursements to the …

  • articleAug 30, 2013 | 3 min. read

    The Value of PTAs, OTAs, and SLPAs

    Here at the WebPT blog, we talk a lot about rehab therapists. But while we focus mainly on physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists, the success of individual clinics—and the the rehab therapy profession as a whole—isn’t due solely to the efforts of therapists. And because we’re all about giving credit where credit is due, we’d like to take this opportunity to give a much-deserved shout-out to some very key players in the rehab therapy …

  • webinarAug 27, 2013

    Innovation in Rehab Therapy

    In August, we hosted a webinar focused on innovation in rehab therapy. This session covered all the ways our industrypushes the limits, evolves, and embraces different ways of thinking, including: New technologically-improved treatment methods Unique therapy business structures Refreshing marketing techniques Cutting-edge therapy products

  • articleAug 26, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Innovative Product Feature: Jintronix

    In honor of this month’s rehab innovation theme, we’re featuring several new products and companies that are bridging the therapy and technology gap. These innovators are using technology to improve patient outcomes and experiences in therapy, and to us, it doesn’t get much better than that. First was IKKOS and then Sway . Third on our list? Jintronix . We were lucky enough to exchange emails with Shawn Errunza , Jintronix’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, …

  • articleAug 12, 2013 | 7 min. read

    ACOs, Bundles, and PCMHs: A Trio of Innovative Payment Models

    Healthcare innovation isn’t just about new techniques and technologies. As the US healthcare landscape continues to evolve—and, hopefully, improve—-one of the most important areas of focus is payment models. Let’s face it: medical costs aren’t getting any lower, and the system for reimbursement could definitely use a bit (okay, a lot) of TLC. Here are three innovative payment models that have garnered substantial support among various leaders in the healthcare industry: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) What are …

  • articleMay 16, 2013 | 2 min. read

    Why WebPT for Pediatric Therapists

    We believe in empowering the entire rehab community to achieve greatness in therapy practice. That’s why we created WebPT, an intuitive, web-based EMR solution exclusively for rehab therapists that offers comprehensive documentation, scheduling, practice management, and billing services.   Don’t let the name fool you. WebPT isn’t solely for physical therapists. Rather, it’s for the entire rehab therapy community, and we’ve custom tailored our EMR solution to suit the practice of pediatric therapists, including OTs and SLPs …

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