• articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    PT Practice Documentation Management Alone Makes the Change Worth the Effort

    When you invest in a PT documentation software system, the number of features and benefits you get are many. The efficiency of being able to access your patient files from anywhere is a tremendous leap forward. A good electronic medical records system will streamline billing, introducing efficiency to the process that was unheard of before. Those efficiencies will cut costs and improve reimbursements significantly. It is not hard to come with a number of levels of cost …

  • articleApr 8, 2011 | 5 min. read

    5 Ways to Make PT Practice Documentation Training Successful for Your Staff

    There is no question that the move toward buying and installing a PT practice documentation system is a great move for your practice. The benefits in terms of efficiency, elimination of paperwork and increased revenue generation due to better management of billing practices are many. By even a conservative estimate, the return on investment in better revenue management and reduced costs because of a good PT practice documentation system can be realized quickly. One aspect of what …

  • articleMar 31, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Therapy Documentation for Medicare Reimbursements

    The job of capturing all of the documentation you need for Medicare reimbursements can get complicated. It just takes one mistake in documentation or making an incomplete submission and you can be denied payment, which costs time and impacts the bottom line of your physical therapy practice significantly. This aspect of PT practice management is so crucial that many owners of physical therapy practices have trouble finding smart and efficient people who can do it right every …

  • articleMar 17, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Recommended Book - "Starting And Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice"

    Starting And Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice: a Practical Guide for the Rookie Entrepreneur By Samuel H. Esterson, PT, MBA, MA, DScPT Find out more on Amazon.com This basic handbook on how to start up a private physical therapy practice is a hands-on guide for any physical therapist who is contemplating or preparing to go out on his/her own. Starting and Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice is a one-of-a-kind guide that offers insight into the …

  • articleMar 16, 2011 | 4 min. read

    5 Steps to Jump Start Your PT Private Practice Collections

    There is just no getting around the fact that reimbursement and collections is as much a part of running a successful PT private practice as is providing quality physical therapy care for your patients. Nobody goes into physical therapy as a career with the hopes of becoming a bill collector, but getting paid for services rendered is a dilemma for every business across the board and a PT private practice is no different. Collections and reimbursement is …

  • articleFeb 26, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Automating Physical Therapy Practice Management Documentation

    Efficiency Gains From Automating Your PT Practice Management Documentation  It was not that long ago that a fully automated electronic medical record management system was something only very large healthcare institutions could afford. That meant that any medium- to small-sized physical therapy practice was left with the antiquated method of keeping track of patient and billing documentation using file folders, paper forms and rows and rows of file cabinets. Thankfully, we are entering a time when PT …

  • articleFeb 16, 2011 | 4 min. read

    How to Transition to Electronic Medical Records in Your PT Practice

    Taking Due Care in the Rush Toward Electronic Medical Records Systems  In almost every industry, the rush to get systems automated and put online seems urgent. For some reason, there is an obsession in almost every aspect of life to get applications into a networked solution and preferably to turn a business practice into an online social network or a smart phone app. As physical therapists, we are part of the medical community and it is up …

  • articleFeb 16, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Digital PT Management Documentation

    Is the Transition From Paper PT Management Documentation to Digital Difficult? One would think that any physical therapy practice would jump at the chance to get away from keeping records using the out-of-date, paper-based system. By any estimation, the maintenance, storage and management of massive paper files is cumbersome and inefficient. Paper is costly to buy, fill out and store. It takes space to keep good patient records and it is difficult to keep them all current. …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    From Front Office to Back Office to Therapy Equipment - - Technology is Ever Changing

    Most PTs are adapting technology throughout their practice. Front office management, patient documentation and therapy equipment are improving efficiencies and patient care across the board. Modernizing today’s PT practice with the latest technology is becoming a key differentiator for PT clinics. There seems to be a divide in the physical therapy industry between physical therapists who rely on equipment and those who use manual therapy. The trend in the United States is more toward using equipment, while …

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 3 min. read

    TOP 10 Ways a Web-based EMR System Can Improve Your PT Practice

    More focus on patient care . Less time spent with double-entry of findings and less room for error and confusion that is inevitable in hand-written notes. Simple and consistent SOAP note formatting gives you uniform documentation throughout your clinic. More professional image. Physicians have already started using EMR systems and come to expect the same from other medical professionals. Reduce supply costs . Average cost of paper charts can be anywhere from $3 to $6 in raw …

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