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  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Three Justifications for Making the Transition to an Automated PT Practice Documentation System

    Cutting costs is a big part of every business these days, and it is no different for a PT environment. For that reason, the time to make the transition to an automated PT practice documentation system is right now. While you will have an initial investment, an automated PT practice documentation system is going to pay for itself in no time at all. This type of program is going to enhance how PT staff is able to …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    The Value and Practical Use of Real-Time PT Documentation Using an Automated System

    Implementing an automated PT documentation system has a lot of advantages. One of them is the elimination of those cumbersome patient record filing cabinets and replacing them with a secure online database that is backed up regularly and easy to access. The better use of your staff, higher levels of reimbursement, and better service to your patients are all additional benefits that could result in you realizing payback on your investment in the system fairly quickly. Along …

  • articleApr 30, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Tips on Medicare Documentation Guidelines for Physical Therapy

    Medicare documentation is very important for physical therapy staff to be trained in. Without certain elements of that documentation, Medicare will refuse to pay for the services that patients have received. While that can be corrected later on, it is so much more work to do that. It is best to have it right the first time around. These tips will help with getting that Medicare documentation right. Then, patient care will be paid for by them …

  • articleApr 28, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Six Tips for Making PT Practice Documentation a Priority

    PT practice documentation has to be a priority. It is vital to the overall wellbeing of patients and the quality of care that they receive. However, it is hard for staff to always find the time to get this part of their job done. For many of them, this is also the most tedious part of their job. They want to interact with patients and to help them improve their abilities more than anything else. A good …

  • articleApr 27, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Eliminate Wasteful Duplication by Using Automated PT Practice Documentation Management Systems

    Automating the process means your PT practice documentation becomes streamlined so that everyone completes needed documentation in the same way. This is lacking in many PT settings. You have individuals that have their own style of documentation. Some of them are very detailed and others do the bare minimum. The streamlining of what will be documented and where means that the overall process of recordkeeping is standardized, making it more functional and efficient. With this documentation management …

  • articleApr 27, 2011 | 4 min. read

    4 Things to Look for in any EMR System

    There is no doubt that a quality EMR system is going to make things faster and more efficient in a PT setting. However, not all of these systems are designed the same. Some of them are really good and others leave plenty to be desired. It is important to carefully evaluate several features of them before you choose one to implement for your PT practice work environment. When possible, try free trials of EMR systems before you …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Automating Your PT Practice Documentation is the Green thing to Do

    There are many costs that go into running a physical therapy (PT) practice that are above and beyond just the equipment and expertise needed to care for your patients. The costs of running an office, overhead and other supplies must be put into the budget. One of the biggest costs is the overhead of managing your PT practice documentation. That is a cost that is easy to lose control over, especially if you have mountains of paperwork …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Member Spotlight - In-Home Therapy Services

    As an in-home therapy clinic, Jim Prussack of In-Home Therapy Services (aptly named) had some unique issues he faced with documentation .  They were 100% paper-based, using hand-written notes during sessions, with little to no compliance standards in place.  In an effort to gain efficiencies and save money, while still allowing his staff to remain mobile, Jim turned to WebPT.  The first thing he noticed was how easy it was to get up and running.  He was …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Top 11 Benefits of Appointment Reminders for Patient Engagement

    WebPT recently added a game-changing feature to our Front Office Suite for scheduling.  The appointment reminder service integrates with the WebPT EMR system to automatically look at your physician schedules and notify patients of upcoming appointments via email, phone or text messages. Imagine the time savings if all of your calls and email were automated vs. having your front office constantly on the phone reminding people of their appointments.  Why bother with appointment reminders?  There are countless …

  • articleApr 15, 2011 | 2 min. read

    WebPT EMR Adds a Pediatric-Focused Module

    WebPT EMR Adds a Pediatric-Focused Module Today, we’re announcing a new feature of WebPT that focuses on Pediatrics…finally!  The Pediatric rehab community has been shouting for EMR providers to focus on specialty practices like Peds for a long time.  WebPT has answered the call. Top 10 Benefits of the new Pediatric-focused module: A more specific SOAP template Pediatric tests loaded right into the system Quit working around a too-general EMR Ability to work in any environment with …

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