Latest Blog Teaches the Essentials of EMR for Physical Therapy Services

According to EMR (electronic medical record) advocate, Nitin Chhoda, adding EMRs for physical therapy services can be financially rewarding when considering long-term growth goals. Chhoda defines an EMR as the digitized version of a patient’s records. It includes all the data collected by the clinician, and it’s usually maintained by only one office - a physical therapist, for example.

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When it comes to advancing technology, like electronic medical records, clinicians can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the newness of it all, the financial costs of implementing a new system, as well as the necessary staff training measures.

Denville, NJ (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

In Chhoda’s latest blog, he helps physical therapists learn how to successfully incorporate EMRs into their practice, enabling day-to-day operations to run a lot smoother. To achieve this goal he covers the basics of electronic medical records, including claims submissions, medical coding and billing. Nitin Chhoda, being a physical therapist and private practice marketing expert, also talks about physical therapy management, software options and income goals and marketing.

“When it comes to advancing technology, like electronic medical records, clinicians can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the newness of it all, the financial costs of implementing a new system, as well as the necessary staff training measures. That’s one of the primary reasons why I started EMR News,” said Chhoda. “I show readers that once implemented, medical EMRs actually gives clinicians a greater degree of control over their practices, http://physicaltherapymanagement.net/physical-therapy-management/physical-therapy-management-skills-explained/. For instance, after the system is put into place, clinicians can spend more time with patients because there’s less paperwork to deal with. In turn, staff can collect insurance data more thoroughly, resulting in fewer denied claims. It truly is a positive domino effect.”

Chhoda believes one of the primary factors in making EMR systems work for physical therapists, is that it must be simple enough for the staff to use and patients to interact with. When using EMR system, it’s important to make sure the system integrates with other physical therapy software modules like billing, scheduling and marketing. This makes it easier to see how and when new clients come on board. But it also enables physical therapists to send out claims a lot faster.

“The faster a claim goes out, the sooner the cash comes in,” added Chhoda. “EMRs have the ability to speed that process up.”

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.