Marketing Expert, Nitin Chhoda, Reveals the Ways on How to Avoid Medical Billing Mistakes in Physical Therapy Private Practices Using EMR System

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Medical billing mistakes happen with coding errors or oversights and are inevitable with traditional paperwork since humans are imperfect. Marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, released information in avoiding these mistakes as much as possible through the use of physical therapy software called EMR.

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EMR software can automatically retrieve information from a patient’s electronic medical record, and use that information to bill the insurance properly. This guarantee a practice to get reimbursement for the service that the patient received.

Medical billing mistakes are made all the time in physical therapy offices resulting a loss of thousands each year. With new electronic medical record (EMR) software taking place in all medical offices throughout the United States, choosing an EMR software that helps eliminate billing mistakes is crucial to make the most out of the physical therapy business.

Busier clinics are likely to make more mistakes since staff is more focused on the patient’s wellbeing rather than billing insurance claims. EMR software will help eliminate billing denials and late payments by automatically billing insurance. In order for EMR software to make a difference in a private practice, therapists must make billing and coding a priority as well as everyday tasks.

Nitn Chhoda, also a licensed physical therapist, says that a patient’s documentation is crucial in order to receive payment for services rendered especially from physical therapy offices. “EMR software can automatically retrieve information from a patient’s electronic medical record, and use that information to bill the insurance properly. This guarantee a practice to get reimbursement for the service that the patient received,” he added.

After this type of EMR software billing process is practiced and mastered by all staff, physical therapy offices will see a difference in billing productivity and be able to focus more on the patient. Another great thing about EMR software is that the software can analyze the data as well as produce charts and graphs related to billing to make the understanding of physical therapy private practice more productive and easier than ever before.

Choosing the right EMR software can be difficult since some have monthly fees attached to them or are unaffordable for the practice to begin with. The key with this problem is researching the different types of EMR software and choosing the one that is right for you. EMR software is mandatory to be implemented in the United States starting in 2014 so getting a head start on purchasing EMR software and training staff to use it is essential.

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.

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