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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) June 07, 2013

Medical billing is a challenge for small physiotherapy practices, or on any small medical practices for that matter. So it should come as no surprise that practitioners consider outsourcing their medical billing to off-site, hiring medical billing companies.

There are advantages as well as disadvantages to outsourcing in general, most especially in medical billing. Licensed physical therapist and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, shares the five key disadvantages to consider when contemplating on outsourcing the practices medical billing.

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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

The management of healthcare can be a tedious task due to the various divisions involved. By using a physical therapy software or an EMR (electronic medical record), it can provide several benefits to any healthcare facility, especially with the different physical therapy centers all over the world.

Both large-scale and small-scale physical therapy centers will gain an advantage if a physical therapy EMR is utilized. It basically offers a number of features that can comply with the different aspects on physical therapy practice.

According to Chhoda, for proper physical therapy management, it is not considered complete without the reporting capabilities offered by a physical therapy EMR. As long as the reporting feature is utilized optimally, the average number of visits for each patient can be monitored easily. This figure can be linked with referral indicators. Any problems or inadequacies can be recognized in which patients are more likely to self-discharge. Previously, this kind of exhaustive reporting takes a lot of time to gather. With the help of the physical therapy software, needed reports are made in just a matter of minutes.

Chhoda said, “It is a known fact that medical billing can be a burden, together with insurance companies who pay approximately half on all the claims that were submitted. With the help of the EMR, it works by improving these submissions. Additionally, it helps eliminate errors, boost the efficiency of the overall process, as well as makes the identification process on claims a lot easier.” The software allows the medical billing staff access to all the required tools to track the insurance companies that deny or reject claims on a regular basis.

The scheduling process in any physical therapy practice is also where money is lost due to inefficiency. In case one of the patients might cancel without notice, the number of cancelled appointments to be rearranged, patients who do not show up, all will definitely incur losses. The software can provide the solutions needed to deal with problems when it comes to the scheduling.

With the benefits offered by an EMR, it will make any physical therapy center even more efficient in terms of providing services as well as with the management. Any physical therapy center that utilizes the software are considered more efficient, improved insurance claim acceptance rates and can deal with problems that might arise easily.

Chhodas 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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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 07, 2013

The key is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for patients to pay their bills, whether its an insurance co-pay or the entire balance, said Chhoda. Creating a self-pay program with an EMR eliminates the financial burden of outsourcing collections to an outside agency.

An EMR now provides the tools for therapists to collect client funds online with debit or credit cards through a patient portal. Funds can also be deducted from checking or savings accounts straigthaway. The system can be accessed by patients 24/7, clients can pay all or part of their bill, and they have the option of establishing one-time or recurring payments.

Chhoda added that an EMR also provides the means to remind patients of their outstanding debt via phone, fax, mail and email, along with text and voice messaging. Sliding fee scales can be instituted, discounts offered, and the option of applying for a medical financing card should be offered.

Approximately 50 percent of all bills go unrecovered and Chhoda said that whenever possible, clinicians should collect any amount thats owed at the time services are provided. Unemployment rates are still at an all-time high and practitioners will continue to see an increased number of self-pay patients as clients lose their health insurance when their jobs are terminated.

Perhaps the most challenging part of collecting payments is an overall shift in patient attitudes toward healthcare and Chhoda said its critical for therapists to understand that change. Todays clients rely on health insurance for their every medical need. When that coverage disappears, they become self-pay patients, even if they dont have the funds to pay their bill. Clients will always choose paying the mortgage over their physical therapist.

Chhoda said clinicians have choices for self-pay patients and an EMR provides the means to initiate programs that allow clients to pay their charges over time and do so with a variety of methods. His new information about EMRs allows patients to obtain the treatments they need, while providing practitioners with new and innovative methods to collect their fees.

Chhodas 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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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2012

Physical therapy scheduling software can also help a PT practice create appointments with a couple of clicks of the mouse and maintain the office much more efficiently. In fact, a good EMR for physical therapy services can cut down on the time and expense of maintaining a staff and documenting each patients visit to the clinic. According to private practice owner and physical therapy marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, there are many ways to learn more about EMR system, and his latest website which had been launched this June, is one of them.

Many professionals use occupational therapy software as well to streamline their workload and accomplish common tasks quickly and effortlessly. The future of successful physical and occupational therapy practices lies in electronic medical records (EMR) as more and more offices are now getting on board. President Obamas plan to computerize health care records is a major step forward in creating standardized software which can be compatible with most online systems.

An EMR system provides essential, ongoing documentation at a glance which in turn can save therapists from expensive lawsuits and repaying insurance funds during a post-payment audit. Ideally, an EMR system should contain all the pertinent patient information on a single page and when it is time to update the file it can be accomplished in a few easy steps.

A good EMR system will also help therapists manage their patient relationships without the need for them to rely on memory or to retrieve a paper chart in order to get up to speed on the patients visit. Therapists are able to manage their patient billing a lot easier with an EMR system as it will eliminate the need for paper calendars and other software as everything can be accomplished inside the EMR interface.

Chhodas 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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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) June 23, 2012

Chodda says, “The new and unique documentation system will definitely replace the painstaking hand based documentation process as people are looking for more efficiency and want to implement processes that will cost less as well will require less time.

Chhoda is an expert in introducing web based physical therapy management systems with the examples like for recording Clinical Contacts and for managing to Therapy Newsletters. The benefits of physical therapy documentation systems include a wide range of features, according to Chhoda. This is why he suggests all the physical therapists to ensure an EMR system for their own practices.

Booking, Cancellation and the number of absence analysis

The booking system is relatively easy in the web based system as the whole system can be automatically managed while allocating visiting slots for the customers. Cancellation and keeping track of cancellation is also easy in a web based electronic medical records (EMR), according to Chhodas experience. Besides, this system enables the therapists to monitor the number of cancellation and the rate of no show and can also control the booking of the patients who had past records of extreme no show rates. And since the communication process is done electronically, the rates of errors also decreases at an high extent

Visits Per Patient:

Chhoda noted that a web based EMR system presents the therapist with the option to define the average visits by them and run a correlation with the referral points to analyze the pattern of growth and also the areas of growth for the business. This way, the therapists become capable of promoting the importance and the need for the therapy and also reduce the percentage of self discharge by the patient.

As an industry expert, Chhoda says that, although the complete process of transferring into a web based physical therapy software might be time consuming; it has great values to offer. This is in fact a great method of information utilization providing efficacy and efficiency.

Chhodas 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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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) May 22, 2012

Companies around the world are seeking ways to lower their health care costs and its a perfect opportunity for physical therapists to broaden their client base with a corporate wellness program. International marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, recently released new guidelines for therapists who want to enter the lucrative market, along with tips to help them get started.

Corporate fitness programs are an affordable, profitable service that physical therapists can duplicate, said Chhoda. The staff trains at work and there are no overheads for the therapist. Two group fitness workshops a week for one corporation are sufficient, with the only real cost being stationary for handouts.

Nitin Chhoda, a physical therapy marketing expert, said the first step is to target companies with 30 or more employees. When meeting with administration, its essential to point out that healthy employees are more productive and will cost them less than those with injuries. Employees that perform repetitive tasks are prime candidates for physical therapy to prevent damage before it happens, though any employee can benefit from the ministrations of a trained physical therapist.

When presenting employees with the opportunities available, therapists need to stress the advantages of participation. Improved movement, functionality, increased alertness and lack of pain are all benefits to which individuals respond, along with stress relief and improved strength and agility.

Chhoda said therapists in corporate wellness programs typically charge a monthly fee based on the number of employees to which the service is offered. Corporate wellness programs are generally held as group sessions for efficiency and value. A contract with a two corporations offering two ergonomics and general conditioning courses per week can easily net therapists $ 7,000-$ 8,000 per month.

A general rule of thumb in physical therapy billing is to charge $ 15 per employee, per class, no matter how many actually show up for the session, said Chhoda. You want to charge based on the number of staff members that have access to you, not on those who actually show up for the group class.

Another avenue for group fitness programs is senior centers. Therapists can begin by speaking at retirement communities, senior citizen homes and the local YMCA to educate members about the benefits of exercise. Flyers can be mailed to administrators or a personal presentation can be arranged.

In the senior market, therapists will generally want to charge $ 10 per participant and promote packages of eight classes at a time. Chhoda said two classes for four weeks is the norm. The advantage for therapists is there are fewer time constraints when working with seniors, and classes feature light, functional exercise.

Chhoda is dedicated to helping physical therapists locate and utilize new avenues of revenue. His newly released guidelines for corporate wellness programs offers therapists additional sources of revenues in a time when physical therapy businesses are searching for new and innovative ways to pare down their employee healthcare costs. Its much less expensive to prevent injuries than to treat them after they occur and Chhodas tips arm therapists with the information needed to promote themselves and their services to the corporate world.

Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.nitin360.com.

ABOUT NITIN CHHODA

Nitin Chhoda is a licensed physical therapist, a doctor of physical therapy, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Hes the author of Total Activation: The New 5 Step Fitness Mantra and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics. Hes been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems, Private Practice Summit, the Private Practice Formula and the Private Practice Mastermind group. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. Hes the creator of the Therapy Newsletter, along with Clinical Contact, a web-based service that boosts patient arrival rates.

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