EMR helps with scheduling by providing important tracking solutions so that the practice can know when appointments are made, when they are cancelled and how many patients are scheduled at any given time.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
According to Chhoda, many physical therapists have discovered that once they implement an effective physical therapy documentation software, they quickly identify inefficiencies and soon see improved productivity. The result is a more financially stable practice that in the end should be the goal of all physical therapy practices.
To get the most out of an EMR system, busy physical therapy practices need to take a series of actions that will lead to the best results. First they must evaluate the effectiveness of their scheduling system. That is important because to effectively manage the practice, it is essential to know how well things are going internally. EMR helps with scheduling by providing important tracking solutions so that the practice can know when appointments are made, when they are cancelled and how many patients are scheduled at any given time. With these capabilities, practice can better understand how well their marketing efforts are working and how many more patients the practice can handle.
Practices also implement EMR to better integrate documentation, scheduling and billing. An effective EMR system will bring all three of these areas together to save the physical therapist time. With all documents available electronically and the ability to make notes and keep files directly on a tablet computer, EMR produces an incredible boost in productivity.
Perhaps the most important benefit of an EMR system is its ability to fully integrate reporting capabilities into the practice. With an effective EMR, billing staff will be able to run reports that show how often insurance companies reject claims, they can determine which insurance companies are worth working with and which ones should be dropped and they can identify and rectify scheduling issues. An EMR system, implemented to its fullest, has the potential of transforming any physical therapy practice.
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