EMRs and Their Importance for Physical Therapy Practice Owners

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Electronic medical records (EMR) systems are changing the way physical therapists operate their practice, interact with patients and market their clinics. PT marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, said the importance of physical therapy documentation software can’t be understated for practice owners determined to grow their business. In an environment where reimbursements are being reduced and insurance providers are curtailing billable services, Chhoda sheds new light on the importance of EMRs.

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Data are easily available for examination and provide a clear picture of where referrals are originating.

Electronic medical records are the wave of the future,” said Chhoda. “They’re economical, environmentally friendly and integrate easily with other office systems for increased efficiency and profitability.”

First and foremost, an EMR will generate more funds for the practice by reducing billing and coding errors, paybacks, and rejections. Billing is submitted securely online for a quicker turnaround on reimbursements and better cash flow. An EMR will significantly change the way therapists operate their practice through automation of tasks that were once labor intensive.

The good news is that therapists don’t have to break the bank to implement an occupational therapy software system. The ideal physical therapy documentation software offers a no-cost way for therapists to transition to an electronic system. Such a program can be accessed from any location. It should meet certification qualifications and ensure physical therapy private practices remain in compliance.

No business can survive without adequate marketing endeavors and EMRs provide analytics that allow therapists to monitor and track marketing efforts, determine what methods are most effective and locate areas that require greater focus. Data are easily available for examination and provide a clear picture of where referrals are originating.

EMRs also offer the means for therapists to schedule staff more efficiently for the greater good of the clinic. Services and staff can be deployed for greater efficiency during peak and popular hours, allowing clinics to treat more patients. Clients can interact with the clinic through patient portals where they can request information, complete forms, obtain test results and arrange appointments.

Physical therapy software is changing the way therapists interact with patients and operate their clinics. Chhoda’s insights provide powerful information that therapists can utilize to put them on the road to a complete physical therapy management system. EMRs contain enormous potential for the future, with the ability to transform any practice into a business that’s flourishing financially.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

Nitin Chhoda is a licensed physical therapist, a doctor of physical therapy, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He’s the author of “Total Activation: The New 5 Step Fitness Mantra” and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics.” He’s been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems, Private Practice Summit, the Private Practice Formula and the Private Practice Mastermind group. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He’s the creator of the Therapy Newsletter, along with Clinical Contact, a web-based service that boosts patient arrival rates.


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