Chhoda Says Flexibility and Control Needed in a Practice’ Documentation System Are Now Possible with EMR

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Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist and practice marketing expert, said that the two most important qualities of an EMR (electronic medical record) is control and flexibility. He recently showed to clinicians how these qualities can now be acquired and possible with an integrated EMR software system.

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The physical therapy EMR should encompass the functionality to build templates that are intuitive and mirror the forms to which staff is accustomed. It should allow clinicians to include any combination of services and the ability to bill accordingly.

“The first thing to do is to choose an EMR that’s specifically made for a physical therapy clinic,” said Chhoda. “This type of clinic has special needs and you don’t want an electronic medical record system that is designed for a different type of facility. Practitioners need a system that addresses the practical concerns of a specific clinical environment.”

According to Chhoda, physical therapy practices of today vary widely in their needs depending on factors such as the size of the clinic and services offered. An EMR must be able to adapt to changing requirements from a single clinic or multiple locales, integrate throughout all departments, and be compatible with any existing office systems.

He importantly noted that customization is the key to the successful implementation of any EMR. It should have the ability to create customized, unrestricted templates without the assistance of an IT specialist. The latest physical therapy EMR such Chhoda's In Touch EMR, is now able to encompass the functionality to build templates that are intuitive and mirror the forms to which staff is accustomed. It allows clinicians to include any combination of services and the ability to bill accordingly.

Chhoda said an EMR can almost completely eliminate rejections and clarifications because clinicians are able to control and manage their physical therapy billing and coding procedures. Through EMR system's customizable reports, practice owners can review the claims submitted and see their current status. A web-based integrated EMR has an efficient means to submit reimbursement electronically and facilitate faster turnarounds on payment.

In the electronic era of healthcare, an EMR offers a pathway to efficiency and savings not previously available to practitioners. Navigating a burgeoning list of rules, regulations and certifications requires an EMR to offers extreme flexibility within the practice and the ability for the clinician to control every aspect for the financial health of the practice.

Chhoda has been committed to assisting physical therapists with tips to facilitate the smooth implementation of their EMR system. A recognized EMR expert, his new information was obtained through many years of personal experience with EMRs and offers clinicians essential knowledge they need before they choose an EMR for their practice.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at

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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