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  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Older Workers Bring Unique Workplace Pains

    As our population increases and workers find themselves living with pain caused by repeat behaviors over long periods of time, Physical Therapy needs for this aging workforce grow. Home and office exercise programs to develop new habits for these workers become a part of the documented care plan. The American work force is in the midst of a monumental shift in the age of its workers as baby boomers enter their late 40s to early 60s. Between …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    WebPT Brings You Local and National Legislation Updates: CMS Regulations on Direct Supervision

    It is our ongoing goal to provide our “members” with the most up-to-date legislation information that may directly impact your clinics. …would provide hospitals relief from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) regulations with respect to direct supervision of outpatient therapeutic services by requiring CMS to change its current policy and allow for a default setting of general supervision for outpatient therapeutic services. To be clear, these services do not include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language …

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical Therapy Online Forums

    Here are several useful forums for physical therapists to learn, share and contribute to online discussions. The PT Project Physical Therapy Discussion Forum PhysicalTherapyForum.com RehabEdge Physical Therapy Forum PhysicalTherapist.com Physical Therapist Jobs Forum Physical Therapy Network

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 1 min. read

    PT EMR Evaluation Checklist

    Navigating the EMR industry can be intimidating and confusing for PTs. There are EMR systems designed for large healthcare organizations, EMR systems that claim to focus on certain healthcare specialties and large systems that require a significant IT commitment. Making sure you select the right EMR for your clinic does not have to be difficult. Your EMR choice should be basd on the way you work in your practice in your therapy clinic. We designed this simple …

  • 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 …

  • articleOct 26, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical Therapy May Be a Part of the Get Fit Plan

    More and more of our “members” are seeing patients who are looking for fitness plans they can use to improve their health without chronic pain. These types of patients are often not covered by insurance and may not even come with a referral from a physician. Their care plan may require long-term fitness strategies and an occasional visit over long periods of time in order to adjust as their fitness needs change. Electronic documentation is the perfect …

  • articleOct 25, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Highlights from the CPTA Annual Conference 2010

    The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) 2010 annual conference was held in Oakland, California this year and was very well attended with 909 participants, which was over a 100 more than the 2009 conference held in Pasadena. WebPT was well represented in the Exhibit Hall along with over 100 other vendors.  We were one of 12 companies participating in a traffic builder, in which attendees were asked to get “stamps” from these 12 vendors on a card …

  • articleOct 25, 2010 | 2 min. read

    National Physical Therapy Month Celebrations Under Way

    Join WebPT in the celebration of National Physical Therapy Month. As we look at the wonderful year we have had with our "members" we are excited for the future of PT software in the year to come. October is the perfect month to reflect on the growth of our industry and the strides we are all making to improve the health of patients while modernizing and streamlining today's PT clinics. October is National Physical Therapy Month, and according to …

  • articleOct 20, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Highlights from the NY/NJ Combined State PT Conference

    Fuhgid about it!  The New York and New Jersey Physical Therapy Associations collaborated for a Combined State conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 15 and 16.  Although conveniently hosted at the Sheraton Convention Center, consensus among the attendees and other vendors was that attendance was lower than normal due to location.  Those attending were therapists from many discipline areas, but mainly hospital based facilities. Despite lower attendance, the show must go on and it did. New …

  • articleOct 16, 2010 | 3 min. read

    How WebPT Came to Be

    As a Physical Therapist in outpatient practice for almost 15 years, I found myself often frustrated with the lack of ingenuity and progress within our profession when it comes to documentation. When I graduated from PT school, like most, I was writing out my SOAP notes by hand, marking my billing sheets, and using dictation for evaluations and re-evaluations. A decade later nothing had changed. I researched the documentation software currently available and found them all to …

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