Cedaron and Billing Dynamix have partnered up!

We are proud to announce that Billing Dynamix is now a preferred partner with Cedaron APTA Connect.  

Cedaron APTA Connect has been designed as a multi-discipline capable EMR. The system supports Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy/Audiology, and Hand Therapy. Each module was developed in conjunction with the corresponding rehabilitation society and follows each society’s guidelines. It enables you to be part of the national outcomes database that can be also used in your office.

Through our seamless integration you will be able to use this excellent program for your practice’s scheduling and EHR needs while continuing to use bestPT/Billing Dynamix for your billing, and revenue cycle management with billing and business support.

Cedaron APTA Connect offers a point-of-care, computerized patient record systems  that matches your workflow, your experience, and your training to seamlessly document all patient/client management and facilitate quick, accurate, and easy communication with other health care providers and payers. This includes specialized tools for Medicare PQRS documentation.

The Patient Interface allows you to fill out Patient Functional Outcomes, email your patients, send satisfaction surveys, and have patients send medical history and demographic information through a secure web connection. This information is automatically populated into the patient’s electronic chart in both Connect as well as the database. This allows your administrative staff to use their time more efficiently. Information never has to be reentered and everything is at your fingertips. You can also set up certain forms to be sent at different times based on selected criteria.

Cedaron APTA Connect allows you to become part of a national outcomes database that you can use in your practice. This partnership is a part of APTA’s mission to develop a national outcomes database that will assist the profession in determining effectiveness of physical therapist practice.

For more information, please contact your coach or visit their website:   https://www.cedaron.com/ 

In addition to Cedaron, Billing Dynamix continues to be a Preferred Partner with WebPT.  

WebPT  makes electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software. With more than 55,000 members and 8,500 clinics, WebPT  is an extremely popular EMR for physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

WebPT offers a front office package that includes the tools necessary to run an organized clinic, including a multiuser scheduler with appointment reminders and the ability to upload external patient documents.

For more information, please contact your coach or visit their website:  www.webPT.com

new members for our pt billing software

Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in June

Fifteen New Members joined bestPT in June 2016.
Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.
Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Brittney Hammer, Callah Kimble, and Lindsey Blazel of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, Austin, TX.
  2. Ellen Konsol, Jennifer Phillips, Lisa Goble, Melissa Daul, and Valentina Calmac of Comprehensive Hand & Rehabilitation, Waterford, MI.
  3. Wes Weaver of Heyer Physical Therapy, Homer, NY.
  4. Nicole P Fitzpatrick of HWB Physical Therapy, Littleton, NH.
  5. Cori Catlett and Marcie Heeter of Kalispell Rehab, Kalispell, MT.
  6. Ryan Schwertz of Midlothian Village Physical Therapy, Midlothian, VA.
  7. Shelby Howard of Prime Therapy and Pain Center Riverside, CA.
  8. Roberta Engelhardt of Two Trees Physical Therapy & Wellness, Ventura, CA.
You can detect CPT code underpayments with bestPTbilling.com

How to Detect CPT Code Underpayments

You can detect CPT code underpayments with bestPTbilling.comIf insurance companies underpay your practice for certain CPT codes, would you be able to look it up?

How would you find that out in your practice management software? Can you look back a year and see what you’ve been paid per CPT code? Our clients tell us that their previous software couldn’t look backwards as they needed it to, so they’re very excited that bestPTbilling software can do that.
It’s a tool called the Billing Statistics report and you can configure it to look up just about anything. (Within your own account of course!) Watch this Free Webinar to find out more and to see exactly how it works. Learn how to discover your underpayments and get paid what you deserve. Enter your information and watch it now.

 


 


 


new members for our pt billing software

Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in May

Six New Members joined bestPT in May 2016.
Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.
Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Jamaika Rooks of Tim Soder Physical Therapy, Las Vegas, NV.
  2. Rebecca Wallington of Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, Austin, TX.
  3. Mary Skyba and Dee Nickerson of Kalispell Rehab, Kalispell, MT.
  4. Aida Colon and Zara Rangholiya of Axiom PT & OT Plus, Tuckahoe, NY.
physical therapy patient retention

How do you retain your physical therapy patients?

physical therapy patient retentionHow do you determine your physical therapy patients are at risk of missing their appointments?

How can you see what the trend is for your office? Can you find this information in reports? Probably, but you have dig deeply into them to find the information and then you have to take action on it by assigning follow-up to your staff. There must be an easier way to do this automatically and bestPT has it built-in for you.

Learn how you can use alerts, notifications and the radar chart in addition to reports to retain your patients. The radar chart uses two time periods to compare several of your metrics. This lets you see if you’re meeting your goals with a quick glance at the graph. Alerts and notifications will let you create pop-up messages on the schedule to inform you when a patient has no future appointments or their care plan is running out of visits.

Learn more about it with the free webinar that can be viewed right on this page. Enter your information and watch it now.

 

 

Top 10 PT CPT codes

Physical Therapy CPT Code Analysis for 2015

Top 10 PT CPT codesThe U.S spends more on Healthcare than other countries. Does spending more per capita result in better outcomes?

We currently work off (FFS) Fee for service plans. The problem with this method of reimbursement, providers are not be held accountable.

What’s next in the future of Healthcare? Introducing Pay-for-Performance.

  • New commercial payer contracts with alternative payment methods based on performance to be in place by 2020.
  • CMS moving to ‘value-based’ or ‘quality based’ reimbursement
  • Medicare to have 55% of fee-for-service payments shifted to quality based payments by the end of 2016 through pay for performance (P4P)

Based on the new rules, your practice may experience a change in coding to meet new performance guidelines.  Will the trends in 2017 change where we see an increase in re-evals (97002) or Self Care Management Training (97035)? As the CMS and the private payers work on their ‘New’ pay structures it’s a good idea to monitor your yearly trends and monitor outcomes early.

225 different CPT codes were reported in 2015 for Physical Therapist, yet, the top 10 CPT codes constitute 90% of all reporting. While we noticed a slight reduction in use for 97110 and 97140, other codes e.g. 97530 slightly increased. The increase of the use of 97530 is due to a better understanding of how to use and when to use this code.

Top 10 physical therapy CPT codes

These are the top 10 PT CPT codes

The 10 most paying CPT codes generated over 96% of all pay in 2015!

Compare the top 10 CPT codes for Physical Therapists.

bestPTbilling.com top 10 PT CPT codes

We see high similarity to previous years trend with some reduction for 97110 and some increase for 97530.

CPT 97110 was reported in most of the visits (28.9%) and generates the most of the pay (33.9%) – pay to claims ratio 117%. CPT 97113 was reported only in 0.2% of the visits, yet generated 0.7% of the pay – pay to claims ratio 326%. On the other hand, CPT G0283 was reported in 2.9% of the visits, yet generated only 0.9% of the pay – pay to claims ratio 29%

Top 10 CPT codes for PTs.

The average CPT collections per unit was $22.51 in 2015, which is 3% less than 2013 average pay.

Paid per unit CPT codes

Most of the CPT pay in 2015 is lower than previous years by almost 3%, the few exceptions are lead by 97113 Aquatic Exercises which is almost 9% higher.

CPT code reimbursement change from 2014 to 2015.

Dollar value of PT CPT codes.

Pay per unit for the top 10 CPT codes for physical therapists.

Physical Therapy is one of the hardest and less appreciated professions and we do see only the most dedicated providers surviving. This is why we do our utmost to get the money you deserve – so that you can stay open and keep on helping people.

 

 

bestptbilling.com has PQRS built-in.

Does PQRS affect your practice?

What happens if you forget to add a PQRS code?

PQRS stands for the Physician Quality Reporting System.  It is a health care quality improvement incentive program initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the United States in 2006.
Medicare is moving towards a Pay-for-Performance structure where quality care should have quality outcomes.  Medicare will compare your care to the care of your peers. If your care takes twice as many visits as other providers for the same diagnosis, then that will raise a red flag with Medicare for you.
A PQRS code must be appended to a billable service. They can not go out on a claim on their own, especially after the insurance claim has already been accepted. In addition, you can’t add it to a corrected claim if you forgot to add it the first time. It must be added in the first claim submission.
Learn more about it with the free webinar that can be viewed right on this page. Enter your information and watch it now.

new members for our pt billing software

Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in April

Nine New Members joined bestPT in April 2016.
Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength.
Let’s welcome bestPT’s newest members!

  1. Brian Gallagher of Cowboy Healthcare, Corpus Christi, TX.
  2. Stuart Fife of Fife Therapy Services, Savannah, GA.
  3. Kendra Espinoza, Paulene Simpson, and Martha Eslick of Kalispell Rehab, Kalispell, MT.
  4. Margo Pfinstler and Kay Yeager of Margaret Pfingstler, Du Bois, PA.
  5. Enid Perry of Melwood Rehabilitation Center, Upper Marlboro, MD.
  6. Charles Paulus of Midlothian Village Physical Therapy, Midlothian, VA.
Fast documentation with SOAP note macros

How to Write SOAP Notes Faster

Use built-in SOAP Note Macros to type your narrative with clicks on macro buttons.

Remember the good old days of typing and printing SOAP Notes papers for mailing to insurance companies? Those days are not quite over for some practices that are clinging to the old days.  For the practices that are moving on with the required Electronic Health Records (EHR), you need it to be a simple, easy to use interface.

Now imagine taking it a step further by creating a button to type a narrative that you type multiple times a day. You click that button and insert that text where ever you need it in your SOAP note. You can create as many time saving macro buttons as you want.

Now imagine one more step further… you could use a touch screen in the exam room to touch your macro buttons and complete your note in seconds! Then touch a button to sign-off and submit it to the claim scrubbers.  What could be easier than that?

Learn how with the free webinar that can be viewed right on this page.

multi-specialty practice software

Grow Your Practice with Additional Specialties

Creating Multiple Disciplinary Practices is the wave of the future!

Multiple Specialty Practices need one software solution to serve their entire operation. It’s much better and much easier to implement than trying to make various systems cooperate nicely together.

Did you know that 25% of our new clients are Multi-Specialty Practices who needed a single software solution to serve their entire organization? They found it. Imagine a single software system that handles scheduling, documentation, billing, reporting and management for as many professionals that you may have.

Now imagine your practice growing by adding partners from other specialties. You could combine forces and save resources, plus keep track of everything and everybody with an online solution that you can access from anywhere.

Learn how with the free webinar that can be viewed right on this page.