PHYSICAL THERAPY BILLING

The Ins and Outs of Your Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse represents the first step on a reimbursement claim’s journey toward money in a clinician’s pocket, but a lot can happen once it’s transmitted from the practitioner’s office. In this revealing article, Nitin Chhoda provides an inside look at factors that... read more

Insurance: The Rules, Regs and Who Makes the Decisions

The rules governing healthcare insurance procedures are as varied as the companies that offer policies. Payers may choose to follow the same regulations as government backed insurance plans, while others have developed their own unique set of parameters. It’s... read more

The Life of a Claim: How You Get Paid

The clock starts ticking on the life of an insurance claim the moment a patient makes an appointment and doesn’t end until the practitioner is paid. To better understand the life cycle of an insurance claim, Nitin Chhoda offers a first-hand look at the process. First... read more

HITECH Act – Economic Stimulus for EMR Adoption

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act helps physicians to cope with the EMR transition by providing financial assistance. Nitin Chhoda elaborates on the importance of the HITECH to practices that are just starting to use... read more

CPT Codes — from the Medical Coder Perspective

Nitin Chhoda explains how medical billing and coding can be simplified with an integrated electronic medical records and billing system. The importance of communicating with patients and elaborating costs and financial responsibilities is also discussed. CPT codes are... read more

CPT Codes: What’s In It?

CPT codes and ICD codes are the terms used when discussing medical situations, and are used by the insurance and medical billing companies as guides. Nitin Chhoda describes the categories and roles of these codes as they relate to the physical therapy business. CPT... read more