Physical Therapy Documentation Overwhelms Practitioners Says Practice Marketing Expert Nitin Chhoda

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According to Chhoda's newest website, emrnews.com, many physical therapists report that they are overwhelmed by the documentation paper work required in their practice. Everything, from physical therapy billing and scheduling appointments, takes time away from the PT and staff spending the optimal time with the patient.

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Moving slowly will reduce the overwhelmed feeling that many PT's and their staff have about using physical and occupational therapy software.

Nitin Chhoda, an expert in physical therapy management says that many practitioners spend needless time doing routine documentation, billing and intakes. “This is time that can be spent building a quality experience for the patient that will result in future referrals.” Chhoda said.

“It is amazing that many offices still are using pen and paper for record keeping. But, then many are also unsure about switching to an EMR (electronic medical record) physical therapy software system. Because they think it will be too complicated to implement.”

Chhoda explained that is not really true. “EMR for physical therapy services actually is simple to implement into the practice and can be accessed on any computer, website or tablet, which is where things are headed.

Here is a quick and easy way to easily start adding EMR to the practice. Begin scanning patient documents, and shred the paper one. This is not necessarily to do everything at once, add a few patient records at a time.

Set up an auto reminder on the computer for the next appointment for the patient. Offer to remind them by email of the next appointment time. This can easily be done with a physical therapy documentation software program. Check it out here.

When switching over to a fully integrated physical therapy EMR system, have the patient do a self check in front of a computer or tablet that is handed to them while they wait for their apportionment in the waiting room or even from home online.

“Moving slowly will reduce the overwhelmed feeling that many PT's and their staff have about using physical and occupational therapy software.” Chhoda said.

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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