Entries by Tom Jorno

Reminder: Changes to CPT Code Guidelines for 2017

Beginning January 1, 2017, there will be eight new CPT codes that physical therapist and occupational therapists will be required to use.  These codes, 97161-97168, will be replacing codes 97001, 97002, 97003, and 97004. Medicare and all private payers are requiring this change effective January 1, 2017.  The new codes will be used to reflect…

How to Prepare for a Happy Business New Year

Prepare for a Happy Business in the New Year In this current competitive atmosphere, what are the five things you should do to prepare your business for the New Year? Complacency undermines the success of your practice, follow these steps to avoid slowing down your business and to prevent your competition from profiting from your…

3 Steps to Losing a Referring Physician

A physician usually has a very good reason when they stop referring patients. A recent survey found that most physicians do NOT fully read their therapist reports. Communication, clarity, and customer feedback are critical components when it comes to maintaining your relationship with referring physicians. Erika hopes to help you avoid this possibility all together…

What Strategies and Tactics are Working For Innovative Practice Owners

Being a practice owner is a difficult and lonely task.  It’s difficult to know what your competition is doing, and even if you were to ask, they’ll generally only offer guarded responses or exaggerate their successes.   Erika Trimble, renowned business coach, offers a list of what strategies and tactics are being used by the most…

Growth | Task Management

One of Those Days Will disorganized task management derail efficiency at Shannon’s practice? It was just going to be one of those days; it was only 10:15am and Shannon’s teeth were already on edge. She and Teresa seemed to be bumping into each other all morning and it was slowing everyone down. “Hey, Shannon, do…

Adapt to physical therapy health care changes easily by streamlining paperwork, documentation and billing

“Because of our partnership with bestPT we are now able to focus more on patient care, more focus on growing our business, less focus on administration and billing and paperwork.” -Kathleen Pegues, MS, OTR/L Bit-By-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Pompano Beach, Florida  and Davie, Florida My name is Kathleen Pegues I’m an occupational therapist and the…

Physical Therapy Documentation

Physical Therapists need good documentation. It needs to be complete and accurate. In a busy office, it can be difficult to document visits well, without spending your office hours, evenings and weekends with your notes, instead of spending more time with patients or doing something else. The correct documentation system can make all the difference…