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SOURCE: EMR News
In today's medical world where smaller reimbursements leave little room for error, claims rejections can have a dramatic impact on the operations of a physical therapy practice. Marketing expert and physical therapist, Nitin Chhoda, reveals to practitioners how the latest PT documentation software reduces claim rejections.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 04, 2013
Nitin Chhoda, an early EMR implementer, says there is a better and latest way to reduce claim rejections, giving practitioners more opportunity to focus on treating patients. Electronic medical record or EMR, is the newest physical therapy documentation software which increases documentation accuracy, thus, greatly reducing the number of rejections.
“Cash flow is the life and blood of all small businesses, even those in the medical field,” Chhoda said. “Discovering that a group of claims have been rejected through mistakes or simple input errors can be very stressful, as therapists have to worry about these claims in addition to providing the necessary care for patients.”
Claims are rejected for a number of reasons. However, it usually occurs due to a simple input error making the patient identifier information being recorded wrong. If insurance companies cannot verify a patient's information correctly, they usually reject the claim. Something as relatively insignificant as a misspelled name or an incorrect date of birth can lead to problems. Missing information is also one of the primary reasons why provider claims are rejected.
The good news is that this latest system called EMR for physical therapy services improves the likelihood that all information will be recorded properly the first time, which means getting paid by insurance companies on time. EMR creates a primary record once patient's information is entered. Moreover, technological advancements such as voice recordings and tablets are utilized to create better notes for reference. Therefore, EMR limits errors which decrease claim rejections.
The positive impact of EMR in the practice will be noticeable from the very start. Not only it reduces errors that concerns about finances and needlessly losing money, but the staff will be able to do more in less time, as EMR is more efficient than other forms of documentation.
Claim rejections are often a subject that physical therapists rarely discuss, because they feel helplessly at the whim of insurance companies. Fortunately, by taking proactive action today, practitioners can greatly improve cash flow and reduce rejections. Best of all, EMR physical therapy software is available at a reasonable cost which all practices, both large and small, can afford.
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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