Collecting Bills to Stay In Business in Today's Practice Means Having EMR System

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In order to stay in a private practice business this year, a practice must make money. That means good physical therapy billing collection. Nitin Chhoda, a private practice marketing expert and licensed physical therapist, created, a blog, primer, review and information website for physical therapy EMR of this year's clinician. Practice owners will learn more about this latest technology by browsing the website. Contents of the site will be very helpful and not only in sustaining the business but also comply with the incoming economic plan of the President when it comes to electronic medical records.

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The same software should be used for scheduling appointments and tracking treatment. Chhoda said EMR is not as efficient as it can be if several different programs are needed to handle everything.

“In physical therapy business today, more hair-pulling takes place when it comes to billing procedures, and physical therapy companies plays a big role than anything else in the office. To determine which physical therapy services is to be insurance-billable or not is another.

Questions such as how much will the insurance pay and how much does the patient pay, and what to write off and what to send to collections, are some of the factors we should always consider especially when thinking about a successful private practice this year” Chhoda said.

According to his latest blog post, this type of handling documentation practice is not unique to physical therapy though. Billing problems happen in every business, whether they are in physical therapy services or not. But since we deal with very sensitive health matters and recalcitrant insurance companies, our billing problems are greater especially nowadays.”

Bills have got to go out to get money coming in. “I don’t have a total solution to this, but I have some ideas that will help cut down on the stress factor when it comes to physical therapy techniques,” he said.

There is the same software today that should be used for scheduling appointments and tracking treatment. Chhoda said that EMR is not as efficient as it can be if several different programs are needed to handle everything.

“The best software incorporates physical therapy EMR and occupational therapy software into the overall program,” he said. “These subprograms then interact with the billing segments to produce correct records without having to do extensive manual cross-referencing.”

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

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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