Physical Therapy Curriculum | Board of Directors Updates Coursework

Physical Therapy Curriculum updated. At its October 11. 2007 conference call, the FSBPT Board of Directors increased the current credit requirements in the Coursework Evaluation Tool effective April 1, 2008: General coursework: From 54 to 60 credits Non Clinical Professional Education: From 46 to 67 credits Total Professional Education: From 69 to 90 credits Total…

Hippotherapy as a Treatment Tool for Physical Therapists

Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy treatment tool that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional outcomes. Equine movement provides multidimensional movement, which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The horse provides a dynamic base of support, making it an excellent tool for increasing trunk strength and control,…

Fair OT Coverage Under Medicare: LCDs FAQ

How to Advocate for Fair OT Coverage Under Medicare: LCDs FAQ Regional Medicare Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) are undergoing some changes. Under the Medicare Program, Medicare contracts with regional corporate entities that process and pay claims for services provided in their regions which may range from one state to multiple states to parts of states.…

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Physical Therapy Software | bestPT gets me paid – Michael Walsh, PT

Billing Dynamix and bestPT gets Michael Walsh, PT “PAID” at his Physical Therapy Practice How? By using the physical therapy software that was developed with physical therapy practices in mind.  The documentation can be completed in a matter of clicks and the claim scrubbers ensure quick payment from the notoriously slow Payers.

Physical Therapy Business Control | How Do You Get What You Want in Your Own Clinic? Part 1

Chris Martin interviews Diane McCutcheon Chris: In your experience, what are the top 3 reasons for sub-optimal practice performance, Diane? Diane: Any service has 3 key components: process, people, and technology. When the practice owner neglects any one of them or fails to operate all three of them correctly, the practice starts operating sub-optimally, or…

Physical Therapy Billing | Understanding AR | Gain a Peace of Mind and Double Your Profitability

Yuval Lirov, PhD and Eldad De-Medonsa, PhD Physical Therapy clinic owners complain about nightmares and headaches because of lack of control and low predictability of their cash-flow. Without the ability to predict your cash-flow, you cannot measure or control your profitability. Your cash-flow fluctuates from month to month because of uneven patient flow and charge differences between various patient…

Physical Therapy | Brain Injury Prevention Program

The initiative was developed to raise awareness about preventing, recognizing, and responding to fall-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults. The Help Seniors Live Better, Longer: Prevent Brain Injury initiative reaches out to children and caregivers of adults 75 and older with messages to help them understand ways to prevent falls, the leading cause…

Physical Therapy Billing | Win the Reimbursement Battle and Increase their Patient Visits in the New Year

Bellmore, NY (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 Measurable Solutions, a management training and consulting company, and bestPT a physical therapy billing service network, are joining forces to provide practice owners with needed tools to improve their reimbursements and expand their practices. “I hired my second PT in 3 months! My third PT after 7 months! I…

Physical Therapy Business | 20-Step Plan for Opening Up a Private Practice

This is an overview of the 20 Step Plan for opening up a Private Practice that is available to members of the Private Practice Section of the APTA. The entire 20 Step Plan for Opening Up a Private Practice is available to members under the Practice Management section by visiting the APTA web site. This…

Wellness | Body Mechanics for Everyday Living

By Elizabeth C. Finch, PT, Co-owner G&E Therapies Does your back hurt? Do you have difficulty with daily functional activities? Back pain can limit your life and make you miserable. There are many reasons for back pain. It can be a congenital problem or pain from an accident but the most common cause is repetitive…

NDT – Neurodevelopmental Theory and Treatment

By Gerilyn M. Gault, BSPT NDT or Neurodevelopmental Theory and treatment is a functional approach to treating and handling clients with a neurological disorder. The approach is based on the understanding and philosophy that clients who have sustained a neurological insult have the ability to improve their posture and movement over a long and sustained…

The Bottom Line of Physical Therapy Billing

by Nina Silberstein @ Physical Therapy Products, January 2011 Whether you keep it in-house or outsource, navigating billing and reimbursement procedures can be a tricky process As much as you enjoy treating your patients, billing and claim reimbursement are most likely not on the top of your list of pleasurable tasks. You probably didn’t learn…

Physical Therapy Billing | Service Outsourcing | Zero-Sum Argument and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Over 17 percent of accounts receivable for an average physical therapy practice are beyond 120 days since the date of service. Although this may not seem to be a problem, as it would be expected that the money will come eventually, in fact an unpaid claim that is 180 days overdue has less than 1%…

Physical Therapy Software | Data Transfer Policy

Data transition across different software vendors is always a predicament. BestPT safeguards HIPAA-sensitive and financial data and protects our clients against data loss in three ways: We back up frequently all client data, We enable the clients to download data independently and at their convenience directly from our user interface, We offer custom bulk data…

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bestPT Mission Statement

Our mission is to help you build your dream practice and focus on your patients by providing you with the most effective billing service and the best software for Physical Therapy practice management, patient education and practice marketing. -bestPT Team

Caps on Physical Therapy Sessions Detrimental to Business Growth

This year has been a year of many changes to the medical system. While some of these changes have been beneficiary, a few have been detrimental to professions such as physical therapy. Many physical therapists are facing tough times today. The market is saturated with physical therapists but not enough patients. Laid off physical therapist…