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What are physical therapy G-codes for medicare, and how do you score a patient?

Posted by Katie Hohman on September 19, 2018

If you are new to G-codes, the best way to describe them is as quality data codes that rehab therapy providers (including physical therapists, occupational ones and speech-language pathologists) include on their Medicare claim forms to fulfill the requirements for the Functional Limitation Reporting (FLR).

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Topics: billing, revenue, EMR, physical therapy software, insurance, networks, being boss, growing your practice, therapist

Complying With Regulations: Is Your Physical Therapy EMR Encrypted?

Posted by Katie Hohman on August 29, 2018

Welcome to the 21st century - a time when the digital world is flooded by hackers. Nowadays, the hack attempts come in many different types and forms, targeting almost every industry.

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Topics: billing, revenue, EMR, physical therapy software, insurance, networks, being boss, growing your practice, therapist

What precautions does a physical therapy practice need to take to be HIPAA compliant?

Posted by Katie Hohman on August 15, 2018

If your practice is handling protected health information (PHI) and you have decided to be HIPAA compliant, there are some steps you should take.

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Topics: billing, revenue, EMR, physical therapy software, insurance, networks, being boss, growing your practice, therapist

What is the medicare KX modifier and how does it apply to physical therapists?

Posted by Katie Hohman on July 25, 2018

The elimination of the hard cap on Medicare therapy services by the Congress did not only remove one rule - it paved the way towards adopting a new system of payment thresholds and triggers as well as different sets of rules for physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) among others.

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Topics: home exercises, revenue, clinic owner, new patients, growing your practice, private practice, physical therapy

What Does MIPS Mean For Physical Therapists?

Posted by Katie Hohman on July 10, 2018

Let’s face it - every physical therapist got used to submitting PQRS data over the past couple of months. And even though this was seen as a ‘big and revolutionary change’, there are more novelties coming on the market.

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Topics: billing, physical therapy software, insurance, therapist, physical therapy, private practice, DPT

The benefits of Telehealth in a Physical Therapy Practice

Posted by Katie Hohman on April 19, 2018

Telehealth continues to gain headlines as providers, patients, and payers all look for more compelling and cost-efficient ways to deliver care. Truth be told, this increasingly well-known treatment choice is giving providers of all stripes the flexibility to cast a more extensive net and give services to patients seeking alternate ways to get to health services (e.g., the individuals who are homebound or who live in more rural, underserved areas). But, as with anything new, there are bound to be several growing pains.

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Topics: home exercises, revenue, clinic owner, new patients, growing your practice, private practice, physical therapy

Pros and Cons of being an all-cash physical therapy practice

Posted by Katie Hohman on April 12, 2018

Frustration with health insurers — specifically the reimbursement process and appealing claim disavowals — has driven numerous Physical Therapists to consider progressing their practices from insurance-based to all-cash. A portion of the benefits is the freedom to treat patients without insurance commands and have more opportunity to go through with patients amid each practice visit. In the meantime, there are likewise challenges to dealing with an all-cash practice that keeps it from being the one-size-fits-all solution for all healthcare professionals. We should investigate cash-based practices to check whether the progress is a solid match at all.

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Topics: billing, revenue, new practice, insurance, on your own, being boss, clinic owner, new patients, referrals, growing your practice

What the new Medicare changes mean for physical therapists in private practice

Posted by Katie Hohman on March 30, 2018

Of course the new medicare changes have some few effects on physical therapists in private practice, which i will begin to explain from the next line.

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Topics: billing, revenue, EMR, physical therapy software, insurance, networks, being boss, growing your practice, therapist

Pros and Cons of being an in-network provider with insurance companies

Posted by Katie Hohman on March 23, 2018

The choice of whether to become an in-network physical therapy provider for local payers is a basic one for healthcare organizations. What's more, such as anything, organizations must look into the pros and cons of obtaining and maintaining in-network provider status. Here is a portion of the key issues  health care organizations ought to deliberately weigh before making this choice.

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Topics: billing, revenue, networks, insurance, clinic owner, referrals, growing your practice, private practice

5 ways to lower your cancel and no-shows rates for patient appointments

Posted by Katie Hohman on March 16, 2018

It's so baffling when a patient cancels their appointment for physical therapy. Surprisingly more terrible, they may not appear at all and leave no warning sign. Patient no-shows and cancellations are big concerns since they cost your practice time and cash and cause re-booking issues. Helping push more patients to appear for their appointments takes constancy and accountability. I will show you 5 tips to reduce your patient no-show or cancellation rates. Before the finish of this article, you'll see how to get more patients to appear for their appointments.

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Topics: revenue, receptionist, referrals, physical therapy, private practice

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