You don’t necessarily have to be a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) to work in the physical therapy industry . In fact, you can make a huge difference in your patients’ lives by serving in a supporting role—especially as a therapist assistant or therapy technician. Now, these jobs might sound like a “poh-tay-toe,” “poh-tah-toe” kind of situation. And by that, I mean: same job, different name. Right? Well, don’t let their names fool you; the roles are …
How familiar are you with the Medicare guidelines for physical therapy documentation? What about for occupational therapy documentation? If you’re a PT or OT—and you’re anything less than 100% confident in your knowledge of the Medicare documentation rules that apply to your specialty—then you’ve come to the right place.
From POC establishment to proper ABN use, here are a veteran PT’s top picks for must-know Medicare compliance facts.
How familiar are you with the Medicare guidelines for physical therapy documentation? What about for occupational therapy documentation? If you’re a PT or OT and your answer is anything other than 100%, you’ve come to the right place, because failing to adhere to these standards could mean problems—both in the form of denied reimbursements and potential audits.
Here are Medicare’s rules for using physical therapist assistants and aides as well as PT students.
Contrary to popular opinion, payers aren’t out to get you. We interviewed a former insurance company employee for advice on how to navigate your payer relationships.
If you have a physical therapy software that’s going out of business or is unreliable, then you face several problems as many regulatory changes hit.
Widespread data accessibility and usability are crucial to success in a value-driven healthcare environment.
When hospitals force their outpatient rehab therapy providers to use their EHR systems, they increase risk, drive costs, and negatively affect patient care.
Is your physical therapy software going out of business? Learn how to easily switch a different and better system.
At this point, the majority of physical therapy clinics are using some type of software to document, schedule, and bill for patient treatment. Thanks to ever-increasing compliance regulations, paper had to go the way of the VHS, becoming nearly obsolete. When your practice switched from paper to software, it was a big change.