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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 audience.

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The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model: What is It, and What Does It Mean for Your Practice?

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model is a new payment model that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is rolling out as part of its aim to have 50% of all Medicare fee-for-service payments come from alternative payment models by 2018. The CJR will support better care for patients who are undergoing elective hip and knee replacement surgeries—the two most common inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Top 3 Takeaways from CSM 2016

With record attendance—more than 11,000 rehab therapy professionals from all over the US—CSM 2016 in Anaheim, California, was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm. When I wasn’t running around in search of folks wearing “I heart PT” buttons so I could give them prizes (did you catch us on Gene Shirokobrod’s Periscope?), I was busy attending sessions in the Private Practice track.

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The Keys to Unlocking Value-Based Payment

We here at WebPT have been beating the value-based payment drum for a while now. After all, the signs are clear that we’re swiftly moving away from a fee-for-service payment environment in favor of one that is primarily based on value. And we’re not the only ones who see the writing on the proverbial wall: according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), “How well organizations can apply evidence-based best practices, imp

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What is Defensible Documentation, and Why Does it Matter?

I think Julie Andrews was spot-on when she sang the following verse about physical therapists: “When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when you’re feeling sad, you simply remember your defensible documentation, and then you don’t feel so bad.” That is how it goes, right? No? Whoops. Looks like I mixed up some of the lyrics.

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