There is also a seldom seen cost of making copies, time spent on the phone confirming information and onsite storage of the records and files. This is all costly. An EMR system reduces that expense to a fraction of the cost incurred with a paper system.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
With Obamacare set to go into full effect in 2014, many physical therapist are expressing concerns of what the impact will have on their practice. Most are feeling that it will not have a positive impact and are looking at ways to streamline their practices and reduce overhead.
"Physical therapy documentation can be expensive when an office has a paper record keeping system. Files have to be passed from one staff member to another, and each has to take time to fully document the patients care. There is also a seldom seen cost of making copies, time spent on the phone confirming information and onsite storage of the records and files. This is all costly. An EMR system reduces that expense to a fraction of the cost incurred with a paper system," Chhoda said.
To keep the physical therapist up to date on current information concerning EMR software, and how Obamacare will affect physical therapy practices, Chhoda shares his website, http://www.emrnews.com/electronic-medical-records-adoption-checklist/. The blog offers management tips on a variety of topics including marketing for the physical therapist. Implementation of physical therapy electronic medical record software into the practice economizes the billing, management and scheduling of an appointment.
"Occupational therapy software is invaluable to the therapist for tracking office visits, therapy exercises and communications with physicians, employers and insurance companies. Precise documentation will become even more important for reimbursements as Obamacare goes into full effect." Chhoda stated.
Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
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.