Physical Therapy Facilities are Now More Efficient with EMR System, According to Nitin Chhoda, a Licensed PT and Marketing Expert
Medical documentation is as significant as diagnosis in physical therapy and this is the principle behind electronic medical records (EMR). EMR is the answer to President Obama's plan of getting all medical records computerized. Chhoda shares more about this latest PT documentation system.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) October 28, 2012
Nitin Chhoda, a physical therapist and international marketing expert says, “With EMR (electronic medical record), it's easier for physicians to be more efficient in physical therapy documentation. They can check into documents and assess the condition of any patient anytime without delay.”
He added that EMR also makes it easier for the health care facility to forward documents and communicate data to all other physicians, even those in other facilities, who might be in need of it. This process helps a lot of those who are involved in health care practice management as well. This alone would prevent the facility from having to face lawsuits that may be brought about by inaccurate documentation due to inefficient physical therapy management.
EMR comes with a physical therapy billing software that would hasten the processing of claim submissions, reviews of rejected or denied claims, and re-submittable of claims. It enables the facility's staff or personnel to catch their errors before they send the claims to different insurance companies.
Physical therapists would benefit a lot from EMR in the marketing aspect. With an EMR in place, the owners of the facility would know about the total number of new patients and referrals received each month and the number of those patients who actually made an appointment. There are information about the source of such referrals which would help a lot of therapists to tap into that source more and try to figure out other sources based on the data. This is most especially applicable to those therapists who would like to expand their services or those who are just about to start their own facility and figure out the costs for expansion as well as the staffing requirements.
EMR has a lot of features to use but the wise thing for physical therapy facility owners to do is to figure out the inefficiencies and those goals in the practice that have not been attained yet.
Most physical therapy facilities have concerns regarding their scheduling appointments, wait time, and cancellations. When there's a change in schedule a clinician is informed right away. This would make scheduling tasks and priorities much easier that open appointments may be easily filled out. Every patient visit could be channeled through the system which would start the medical billing and the next date for appointment.
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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