Electronic Medical Records Allow Physical Therapy Practices to Focus on Providing Optimum Care to Patients

The future for physical therapy practices of all sizes is good physical therapy billing through the utilization of an EMR. Nitin Chhoda, a marketing expert, explains more in his latest blog post in emrnews.com website.

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Information management is a hallmark of automatic claim submissions, providing crucial physical therapy billing and documentation to facilitate and accelerate the reimbursement process.

Denville, NJ (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

For physical therapists, having the ability to care for patients and provide the best services possible is paramount to the success of the practice. While in theory, that should be the only thing that physical therapists have to worry about and concentrate on, in reality most physical therapists are involved in running their entire practice. This includes the difficult task of filing physical therapy documentation and billing for patients.

One of the biggest problems facing practices is the need for proper coding and documentation in the claims process to ensure clinics receive the reimbursements to which they’re entitled. Information management is a hallmark of automatic claim submissions, providing crucial physical therapy billing and documentation to facilitate and accelerate the reimbursement process.

A solution that physical therapists are now utilizing more and more is to use an EMR (electronic medical record). Some of the benefits of using an EMR for physical therapy services include:

  •     Electronic submissions reduce the need for paper physical therapy billing and invoicing for significant savings and can reduce associated costs by up to 15 percent over traditional methods.
  •     Submissions can be transmitted individually as clients are seen or set for a batch submission at the end of the day.
  •     Physical therapy billing software enables clinic staff to verify a patient’s insurance eligibility and range of coverage before they arrive at the office. Therapists can utilize that information to develop a treatment plan that falls within the constraints of the client’s available coverage.
  •     Electronic claim submissions via EMRs are secure and HIPAA-compliant. Claims can be sent virtually to any agency or payer with which therapists work, from private insurance, workers’ compensation and TRICARE for veterans to Medicare, Medicaid and clearinghouses.

By utilizing an EMR for physical therapy services, physical therapists can solve the problems involved with running an entire practice, and they can once again focus solely on their patient’s health and rehabilitation.

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.