PHYSICAL THERAPY DOCUMENTATION

Making the Case for ICD-10 Codes

ICD-9 codes were originally designed as a classification system to compile statistics, but as a code set, ICD-9 does not provide the information that payers desire for reimbursements or the type of data needed to monitor situations that include disease outbreaks by... read more

10 Ways to Prepare for ICD-10 Codes

A massive change is coming to the medical billing arena on Oct. 1, 2014 with the official rollout of the ICD-10 codes. ICD-10 codes will replace the ICD-9 codes currently in use, adding more than 68,000 new coding options that will directly affect documentation,... read more

Codes: A Fast Guide to the Medical Codes ICD-9 System

A patient calls it a sore throat, a doctor calls it pharyngitis and healthcare insurance calls it a 462. Each is accurate, but if the correct ICD-9 code isn’t entered or doesn’t match the diagnosis, the physician won’t be paid for his services. Designating the right... read more

EMR Solution: Monitoring and Improving Staff Productivity

Did you know that electronic medical records can not only make the documentation process faster but they can also help to monitor staff productivity? Critical business metrics (time in / time out, number of patients seen, number of units billed) can give the practice... read more

Medical Management — How to Streamline with EMR

One of the many and major benefits of using electronic medical records system is the ability to streamline the entire documentation and billing process. This can significantly improve  productivity and boost cash flow. Nitin Chhoda explains how to streamline your... read more

Healthcare Insurance and its Effects in the New Economy

Nitin Chhoda discusses the current status of healthcare insurance in the country and how practice management, patients, as well as the insurance companies deal with the situation. Healthcare is a complicated and convoluted process in the U.S. that involves patients,... read more

Healthcare Practice Management: The 4-Prong Approach

To manage a practice, it’s important to adopt a multi-faceted approach that consists of four ‘pillars’. This allows for a more efficient, streamlined and successful practice, according to Nitin Chhoda. Managing a healthcare practice management is a... read more