Physical Therapist Facing Higher Scrutiny in Practice, Management and Documentation According to Marketing Expert Nitin Chhoda

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The need for EMR (electronic medical record) systems in the occupational and physical therapy practices is under scrutiny, by governmental changes and implementation of Obamacare. Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist, recently announced the information to his website called emrnews.com.

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The entire process of patient documentation, billing and communication, is far less time consuming and much more accurate than the older paper documentation methods.

These proposed changes will require even more detailed and accurate case documentation by physical and occupational therapy practices, requiring more staff time to deal with paperwork and less time being able to work with patients.

"With the proposed legislation coming by 2014, time is running short for physical and occupational therapy practices to fully switch to EMR software programs, for all physical therapy services that they provide." Chhoda said.

Switching over to a full EMR software system may seem complicated at first for occupational therapists and office staff, but it is actually easy to set up the programs and they provide many benefits in saving time and increasing accuracy of patient files.

Chhoda’s website contains articles with timely updates, news and practice marketing tips to help keep therapists up to date on the current advancements, with physical and occupational therapy management. Some of the current blog topics include marketing and management tips, billing, avoiding malpractice suites, implementing EMR for physical therapy services, tips on going green in the office and other topics of current interest.

"Physical and occupational therapy offices are easily overwhelmed today. All the governmental red tape and even more just down the road. It is my goal to help make the transition of using EMR software for the therapist and their staff easier. The entire process of patient documentation, billing and communication, is far less time consuming and much more accurate than the older paper documentation methods." Chhoda stated.

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.

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