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  • WebPT Staff Spotlight on Tina Kaminski-Market Image

    articleDec 23, 2015 | 6 min. read

    WebPT Staff Spotlight on Tina Kaminski-Market

    She’s a former middle-school spelling bee champ, a decorated high school swimmer, and a blue-ribbon show dog handler. But of all of Tina Kaminski-Market’s outstanding achievements, perhaps the one that stands out the most is her personal repertoire of 17 broken bones. “I’m just really accident-prone, ” she said. “My peripheral vision is so bad. I’ll walk into doors that have been there for years and yell at them.” Still, Tina’s clutzy tendencies haven’t kept her from …

  • What PTs Must Know About Holiday Gift-Giving Image

    articleDec 22, 2015 | 3 min. read

    What PTs Must Know About Holiday Gift-Giving

    It’s December, which means the holidays are here—and this typically is the time of year that our thoughts turn to gift-giving. We’ve talked about this before, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to remind you of a few considerations to keep in mind as you give gifts to employees, patients, referring physicians, and other providers. As we’ve discussed in the past , when giving gifts to referral sources, the primary area of concern is …

  • Year-End To-Dos for Your Physical Therapy Practice Image

    articleDec 21, 2015 | 3 min. read

    Year-End To-Dos for Your Physical Therapy Practice

    The new year is a time to begin again with a clean slate—and to tackle all those to-dos you’ve been putting off. Before you pop the champagne (or pour yourself a large cup of coffee) to prepare for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, take some time to make sure your practice is prepared, too. This may be a busy time of year for you, as patients hurry to take advantage of their remaining benefits before insurance plans …

  • Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, Part 3: Maintenance Care and Self-Payment Image

    articleDec 17, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, Part 3: Maintenance Care and Self-Payment

    Based on the first two articles (which you can read here and here ) in this series, we now know there are two key factors that determine when you can accept private payment from a Medicare beneficiary: Your/your clinic’s provider relationship with Medicare Whether the service is “covered” by Medicare We ended the last article with a detailed discussion of medical necessity, which leads us to the final step in determining when a service is covered. Maintenance …

  • Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, Part 2: Covered vs. Non-Covered Services and Therapy Cap Essentials Image

    articleDec 16, 2015 | 6 min. read

    Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, Part 2: Covered vs. Non-Covered Services and Therapy Cap Essentials

    In the first article of this series on Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, we defined the three relationships a PT can have with Medicare and explained how each one influences the types of services (i.e., “covered” and “non-covered”) we can provide to beneficiaries on a self-pay basis. So, now we need to define which services are covered and which are not covered, as well as pinpoint the scenarios in which covered services may become non-covered. 3 Scenarios …

  • Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, Part 1: The Must-Know Concepts to Avoid Legal Issues and Capitalize on Opportunities Image

    articleDec 15, 2015 | 8 min. read

    Medicare and Cash-Pay PT Services, Part 1: The Must-Know Concepts to Avoid Legal Issues and Capitalize on Opportunities

    “The sky is falling. The sky is falling!” There are a lot of doom-and-gloom attitudes among our colleagues, but it’s not the sky that is falling; it’s the payments for our services. And they’ve been falling for a long time. Combine tumbling payments with the enormous Baby Boomer population exiting the workforce and extracting from an already strained Medicare system, and it’s no surprise that many providers feel the future of PT private practice is bleak.  But …

  • Christmas Comes Early: WebPT Product Updates Better than Grandma's Fruitcake Image

    articleDec 14, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Christmas Comes Early: WebPT Product Updates Better than Grandma's Fruitcake

    This holiday season, we’re helping Santa scratch a few items off your wish list by delivering two highly-requested features aimed at giving you more time in your day. The WebPT Product team scoured our various listening posts—like our NPS surveys, our Ideas Portal , Therabill’s Suggestion Portal , and the feedback we’ve received through our Support department and interviews with our Members—to find a few popular requests. Now, thanks to the hard work of the WebPT elves, …

  • The 12 Codes of Christmas Image

    articleDec 13, 2015 | 5 min. read

    The 12 Codes of Christmas

    ’Tis the holiday season—a time to decorate, indulge in tasty treats, and celebrate with family and friends. Not surprisingly, the busy whirlwind that is December is ripe for injuries and accidents. As this Code It Right Online blog post explains, “holiday decorations like Christmas trees and candles and holiday-decorating activities such as stringing outdoor lights can result in injuries, deaths, and property loss.” Not the most pleasant thing to think about during what should be the most …

  • PQRS 2016 FAQ Image

    articleDec 10, 2015 | 17 min. read

    PQRS 2016 FAQ

    Yesterday, we hosted a webinar focused on PQRS 2016. We received a lot of questions during the live session—so many, in fact, that we’ve amassed them here in a handy FAQ. Got a question and don’t see an answer below? Ask it in the comment section at the bottom of this post. Eligibility Do I have to participate in PQRS? What makes me an eligible provider? If you are a healthcare professional providing services paid under or …

  • Digital Critical: Data Protection, Password Security, and Computer Safeguards Image

    articleDec 9, 2015 | 10 min. read

    Digital Critical: Data Protection, Password Security, and Computer Safeguards

    In the past five years, the way rehab therapists perceive—and use—information technology in their clinics has changed dramatically. We used to manage our files with stationary computers and back-room servers we could only access within the office. Now, our teams are mobile, and we use tablets, laptops, and phones to access the powerful cloud applications—including the WebPT EMR —that help us do our jobs. Essentially, the servers of yesteryear have migrated to the cloud.  With this new …

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