February 24, 2011, 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST
Improving Medicare and PQRS documentation in your PT clinic that can help your bottom line.
This webinar was led by EMR expert and practicing physical therapist Heidi Jannenga and technology expert Michael Mannheimer.
Webinar attendees will learn the answers to:
- What is PQRS and why should I care?
- Is it true that PQRS will be mandatory?
- What Medicare changes have been enacted recently?
- What measures are available and best for my clinic?
- How can I improve my Medicare documentation?
- What is an outcome measurement tool?
webinarNov 14, 2011
WebPT is 1 of 2 Certified PQRS registries in the PT space. Like most governmental systems, the PQRS progam is ever changing. Earlier this month some of the standards withing the PQRS program were changed/updated . This webinar is a great place for clinic owners to walk throught the steps necessary to get you clinic set up for 2012. This webinar was hosted by WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga PT, MPT, ATC/L and Marketing Manager Michael Manheimer.
articleNov 25, 2015 | 6 min. read
Recently, we’ve received questions about what it really means to satisfy PQRS requirements. Specifically, there’s some confusion regarding what it takes to actually fulfill the requirements for satisfactory reporting of measures. So, let’s break it down. The purpose of PQRS is to measure quality, and that’s based on four factors: Measure eligibility Performance criteria or quality action Reporting rate Performance rate Measure Eligibility Every measure has specifications that eligible professionals (EPs) reference to determine whether they can …
articleMay 24, 2016 | 25 min. read
Over the years, WebPT has a hosted a slew of billing webinars and published dozens of billing-related blog posts. And in that time, we’ve received our fair share of tricky questions. Now, in an effort to satisfy your curiosity, we’ve compiled all of our most common brain-busters into one epic FAQ. Don’t see your question? Ask it in the comments below. (And be sure to check out this separate PT billing FAQ we recently put together.) Questions …
articleNov 10, 2015 | 4 min. read
Ah, fall. The leaves are changing, we’re consuming pumpkin-flavored everything, and healthcare providers across the country are poring over the Medicare Final Rule to learn all the requirements for satisfying PQRS in 2016. Maybe that last thing isn’t one of the festive fall traditions we’ve all come to love, but it is a fall tradition nonetheless. It is our sixth year covering PQRS here at WebPT, after all. So, without further ado, here’s what you need to …
articleNov 13, 2014 | 8 min. read
In the spirit of the season, today we give thanks for Medicare’s brand new Final Rule . Drier than overcooked turkey, we decided to carve up this bird into the most pertinent chunks of Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) information for you and your practice so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know about PQRS 2015: Measures, Measures, Measures Medicare likes measures––225 of them to be exact––and they don’t care who knows. Thankfully, all …
articleJun 21, 2016 | 4 min. read
With temperatures soaring— especially here in Phoenix —summertime is definitely upon us. That means you’re probably making family vacation plans, relaxing poolside, and doing a mid-year PQRS compliance audit—er, okay, maybe not that last one. But, in all seriousness, this is the perfect time of year to check your clinic's PQRS compliancy. After all, we’re halfway through the calendar year—which means we’ve reached the midpoint of the 2016 PQRS reporting period. Before we jump into the nitty-gritty …
articleApr 16, 2014 | 2 min. read
Did you participate in claims-based PQRS reporting in 2013? If you would like to confirm that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) received your data—or if you want to review the data that you submitted—you can now do so by viewing CMS’ interim claims feedback report for 2013. According to CMS, “If you are an individual eligible professional who reported at least one PQRS quality measure in 2013 via claims-based reporting, you can now view …
articleOct 24, 2016 | 5 min. read
Rusty mechanical equipment. Creaky carnival rides. Wobbly chairs. People are naturally skeptical of things that are dilapidated, rundown, or slipshod—and with good reason. After all, that which is ramshackle usually isn’t reliable. Now, imagine it’s the physical therapy software you use everyday to run your rehab therapy practice that’s gone derelict. Take PTOS EMR, for example , because if you didn’t know, this therapy office software is going out of business, and it has ceased all updates …
articleNov 19, 2015 | 1 min. read
While PQRS measures specifications won’t be available until December, we do know which measures are available for 2016. Here’s the breakdown by specialty: Physical Therapy #126 Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care, Peripheral Neuropathy - Neurological Evaluation #127 Diabetes Mellitus: Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care, Ulcer Prevention - Evaluation of Footwear #128 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up #130 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record #131 Pain Assessment and …