Nitin Chhoda Shares the Latest Essentials of Using Electronic Medical Records for Physical Therapy Practice

With the Affordable Care Act of 2010 coming more and more into play, smaller physical therapy private practices are struggling to find and implement affordable electronic medical record (EMR) software that is mandatory starting in 2014. Licensed physical therapist, Nitin Chhoda, helps practitioners to better understand the importance of EMR transition by explaining the essential elements it can provide to their practice through his website's recent blog post.

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Therapists will be able to see all of a patient’s past medical record, which could sometimes be difficult due to memory failures that are unable to account for injuries, medications or past procedures.

Denville, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

Even though the EMR technology is mandatory in the United States starting in January 2014, physical therapy private practices will actually see many benefits in productivity from this fast-growing technology.

“One of the cost-saving benefits of EMRs is that it offers electronic billing options to insurances that can make a difference in the success of a private office. Therapists will see a quick return rate for reimbursements with insurance claims and most EMR software allows therapists to analyze the rate of profitability through charts and graphs,” says Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist and international private practice marketing expert.

According to him, therapists will be able to look at what the majority of their revenues are coming from allowing them to create contracts with the best payers for more profitability, which is not possible from a practice years ago.

As he mentioned in his recent post at http://www.emrnews.com, EMRs are also great when looking at a patient’s history. Therapists will be able to see all of a patient’s past medical record, which could sometimes be difficult due to memory failures that are unable to account for injuries, medications or past procedures. A therapist will be able to have all of this information available to them at the click of a button in order to provide the best patient care.

Chhoda also added that EMRs provide a form of organization that was not available with paper records. This new physical therapy software can be easily transferred if something happens to a therapist and a patient has to seek care from another professional. Before, paper records could get lost or destroyed, however with this new EMR technology, the electronic data can be accessed anywhere an internet connection is available.

Overall, this new EMR software is a win-win situation for patients, insurances, and private practices. All parties will see the best care, organization, and results and patient care will be at its highest within a year.

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.