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Therapeutic Exercise vs Therapeutic Activity – Appropriate Use & Documentation of Therapeutic Activities (97530)

Let’s face it…billing is by far one of the toughest and potentially confusing parts of our jobs as therapists. Choosing the appropriate CPT code to bill to ensure your clinic receives the correct reimbursement from insurance, can be extremely stressful and time consuming, especially if you aren’t sure of the…

Top 6 Advantages of Using an EMR Software in Your Therapy Practice

If you are considering opening up a physical, occupational or speech therapy practice, regardless of the setting, one of the most important components to grow and scale your practice is an EMR software. In the past, many clinics have relied on paper or manual records, but in this day and…

Techniques to Lower Your Clinics Cancellation Rate

In the therapy world, cancellations are inevitable, especially in outpatient physical therapy clinics. Cancellations can interrupt a patient’s treatment plan and lead to regression, if a patient is cancelling too often. There are several techniques that can be utilized, by both the therapist and the front desk, to help decrease…

Benefits of Using Appointment Reminders to Prevent Patient Cancellations

As healthcare professionals, particularly physical and occupational therapists, we have all been there: You just finished lunch and have prepared for your next patient, only to find out they called and cancelled while you were eating or better yet, your patient just does not show up. Not only are cancellations…

Top 5 Metrics In A Successful Rehab Clinic

Running a physical therapy clinic requires a lot of hard work and while you might be an awesome therapist, unless you are keeping track of business metrics and completing monthly, quarterly and annually reporting then your practice will not be successful. Since business, specifically reporting, is not something that many…

Must Have EMR features for an Outpatient Therapy Clinic

For those therapists who are considering starting or who have just started their own outpatient practice, one of the most important features of running a successful clinic is having a PT documentation software that stands out from the rest. However, with so many therapist notes software out there right now,…

The Importance of Having a Telehealth Feature in your PT EMR Software

In this day and age, the virtual world and online businesses are absolutely booming. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, if people have the option to stay home vs going out, many are choosing to stay home. For therapy practices, this has required a pivot in the way sessions…

Most Commonly Used Modifiers for PT, OT and SLP Services

We have officially arrived into 2021…woohoo, we made it! While a new year may have arrived, some things in the therapy world continue to remain the same. Most, if not all, therapists, whether physical, occupational, or even speech, have entered this career path to improve patients’ lives and make a…

Medicare Part A and Part B Deductibles for 2021

It seems as if therapy services are an ever evolving world, not only is there constantly new research and studies out there proving which exercises you should and should not be having patients perform, based on their injury or diagnosis, but it appears as if every time we turn around,…

Best Christmas Ideas for a PT Business

As Christmas and the end of the year quickly approaches, you may know someone who recently opened up their own PT business or you might be a patient who is looking for a good gift idea for the PT clinic you are going to. Here, at HelloNote, we wanted to…

The 7 Best Tax Deductions for Physical Therapy Business Owners

As December and the end of the year are quickly approaching, tax season is almost upon us! What does that mean? It means it is time to start collecting and preparing any expenses throughout the year that can be claimed as deductions for your physical therapy business. If taxes overwhelm…

Physical Therapy Medicare Billing Guidelines

As physical therapists, there are many aspects of our jobs that we truly enjoy, the main one being helping our patients return to their previous quality of life following an injury or issue. However, like many other jobs, not everything we do is as exciting or fun, but rather more…

4 Tips to Reduce Patient No-Shows in Your Physical Therapy Practice

If you own a physical therapy practice, there is a good chance you have experienced a patient or several patients who, at one time or another, have fallen into the dreaded “no-show” category, meaning the person did not show up to the appointment and he/she did not call to notify…

5 Tips to Keep Your Rehabilitation Business Afloat During a Recession

During the past several months, many therapy practices have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the recession, resulting in clinics nationwide shutting down and furloughing of employees due to a significant decline in caseload. At HelloNote, we wanted to help provide the following suggestions to help your healthcare practice to…

4 Easy Additional Revenue Streams To Add to Your Rehabilitation Practice

As a healthcare professional, you may be struggling to keep your clinic afloat- with declining reimbursement models and decreased patient visits to name a few, but fret not – here are 4 easy and quick revenue streams you can into your current physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy practice!…

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