EMR Expert, Nitin Chhoda, Reports President Obama's Proposed Mandatory Physical Therapy Documentation to Take Effect by 2014

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President Obama has proposed mandatory usage of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems by 2014.

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Rejected claims must then be corrected and re-submitted. This costs time and money for practices. EMR can greatly reduce these mistakes.

Nitin Chhoda’s revolutionary methods of using electronic medical records (EMR) provides physical therapy management staff with an efficient method of accurately maintaining patient records. Physical therapist and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, has long been an advocate of EMR in physical therapy use and is excited to hear of President Obama's proposal. Chhoda recognizes the importance and efficacy of transitioning from paper records to EMR and actively seeks to educate fellow therapists.

Busy physical therapists and office staff having the ability of quickly accessing physical therapy patient information when scheduling and billing via computer can save valuable time while improving office productivity. EMR systems offer physical therapists the opportunity to view indispensable, updated documentation at a glance. “Ideally, an EMR system contains all the pertinent patient information on a single page, and all that’s needed to update a current visit is a few touches on a screen,” said Chhoda.

Additionally, EMR systems can greatly reduce the likelihood of errors, which avoids expensive lawsuits, the repaying of insurance funds during a post-payment audit and ensures compliance. Billing mistakes can easily occur in busy physical therapy practices. Even small mistakes can be costly. When billing mistakes are made during the claims process, the claim can be rejected or even denied. Rejected claims must then be corrected and re-submitted. This costs time and money for practices. EMR can greatly reduce these mistakes.

Chhoda is a long-time supporter of the use of EMR systems for physical therapy practices. He recognizes that EMR is an undeniably efficient, cost-effective method for use in physical therapy management. As a physical therapist himself, Nitin Chhoda has first-hand knowledge of daily physical therapy practice operations.

Nitin Chhoda’s expert use of EMR reflects his many years of experience with office systems. He's available to assist physical therapists who have not made the transition to an EMR system in their practice. Chhoda welcomes the opportunity to share the benefits of EMR over traditional paper methods, http://www.emrnews.com/health-care-practice-management-legal-blunders-criminal-and-civil-law/. He is certain EMR will efficiently ensure that therapists remain compliant, avoid lawsuits and manage patient care more effectively, while decreasing billing errors to increase their profits.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics” and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.

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