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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Since EMR is the latest physical therapy documentation system, theres a temptation to simply go with an EMR based on what the vendor says about it, said Chhoda. Dont believe everything youre told and look at several before making a decision. An EMR will be with the practice for many years and impact every part of the business, http://physicaltherapytechniques.com/physical-therapy-techniques/physical-therapy-techniques-revealed/. A physical therapy documentation system must be able to grow along with the clinic.

Chhoda, being a physical therapist himself, said that an EMR should be chosen based on its usability. An EMR created for a hospital instead of a small specialty clinic will cause nothing but problems for a physical therapy business. The selected EMR should be specifically designed for a physical therapy practice and increase the overall efficiency of the clinic, allowing tasks to be completed faster.

Chhoda added that clinicians should consider its ease of use. A clinics EMR should be easy for staff to use and the learning curve should be kept to a minimum. Although mistakes will be made while staff members learn the new system, therapists should also evaluate how easy it is for those mistakes to occur. An EMR shouldnt facilitate mistakes or make it difficult to achieve accurate documentation.

Usability also includes the satisfaction level of users, though its an element thats more difficult to quantify. Authorized users of an EMR should have the ability to create custom documents to reflect the needs of the clinic. The EMR should encompass the ability to add, correct, remove and update patient information as needed in an easy and straightforward manner. An easy interface between staff and the EMR cant be overstated. The EMRs interface should be simple, natural and consistent throughout.

Utilizing Chhodas new insights will assist therapists in selecting the right documentation software for their practice. Clinics will attain meaningful use standards quicker, with fewer mistakes and less user anxiety. Choosing an EMR based on the needs of the clinic is essential for implementing a system that successfully integrates with the office workflow.

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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(PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Zane Benefits, which provides comprehensive and flexible alternatives to group health, today published four controversial ideas for improving health insurance in America.

What else can be done to improve U.S. health insurance? Major pieces of legislation have already been passed to allow (1) tax-deductible employer individual health insurance reimbursement and (2) high-deductible health insurance with Health Savings Accounts. Additionally, some experts believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes the most changes to the health insurance industry since World War II. Here are 4 controversial ways to further ensure better health insurance for every American at less cost.

1. Allow Health Insurance to Be Sold Across State Lines

The largest determinant of the monthly premium for individual health insurance is not the individuals age or health but the state in which they live. Because of a federal law passed in 1945, it is currently illegal for a carrier to sell health insurance to an out-of-state individualunless the out-of-state insurer goes through an expensive filing process and meets the unique health insurance requirements of the individuals state of residence. If this law were repealed, anyone could purchase a health insurance policy from any carrier in any state.

In Michigan in 1908, when Henry Ford produced the Model T costing $ 825, there were thousands of small auto manufacturers in the United States making cars costing $ 10,000 or more. To protect their own manufacturers, neighboring states passed laws claiming that the Model T was dangerous and thus not allowed to drive on their roads. Eventually, the federal government stepped in and regulated the automobile industrymandating that any automobile meeting certain minimum standards could be freely driven in every state.

Allowing consumers to purchase health insurance from carriers in any state might not only increase competition and drive down prices; the increase in competition might also allow millions more individuals with preexisting conditions to get private health insurance without having to rely on more expensive state-guaranteed coverage.

2. Make All Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible

Make all health insurance premiums tax deductible for individuals without regard to employment (individual health insurance is already tax deductible via a Section 105 Plan or Section 125 Plan). This extremely simple change would take away the main reason employers are involved in health insurance and level the playing field for all Americans, whether they are employed, self-employed, or unemployed. Overnight, this bill could reduce the after-tax price of individual health insurance for consumers 25 to 50 percent.

Making all health insurance premiums tax deductible for all consumers may be long overduethis simple change in our tax code could correct an inequity and eventually return responsibility for health insurance to individuals and government instead of employers.

3. Make All Healthcare Providers Disclose Prices

Almost all healthcare providers, from major hospitals to individual doctors offices, charge varying prices for the exact same service depending on the network in which the patient is a participant. The same doctor visit might cost a cash-paying un-insured person $ 110, while a person with an employer-sponsored health plan bargained down the price would pay only $ 42.

While there is nothing wrong with large customers bargaining for better prices, today there is no longer any true retail price in medical care. Providers have inflated their retail prices two to five times just to meet contracts forcing them to give 50 to 80 percent discounts to large purchasers.

In 1934 the Securities Exchange Act created the SEC and mandated that U.S. public companies disclose accurate financial information. This act did not tell businesspeople how to run their businessit merely told them that they must disclose pertinent facts to investors or be subject to criminal prosecution.

Healthcare providers could be required to disclose their prices and all discounts given off these prices. Open disclosure might drive consumerism and lower prices for all. Does a consumer paying a $ 10,000 hospital bill have a right to know that another person is being charged only $ 1,000 for the exact same service? Do people standing in line at a pharmacy have a right to know when they are being charged two to three times the price of the person next to them for the exact same drug?

Armed with medical care retail price information, consumers could seek out the best networks and might be able to negotiate with medical providers.

4. End Federal Lifetime Health Benefits for Congressmen, Senators, and Government Officials

When it comes to health insurance, we have created an elite class. This elite class consists of our elected federal and state officials who have voted themselves and their associates unlimited lifetime health benefits paid for by taxpayers. In doing so, they have removed themselves from being participants in solving the current health insurance crisis that affects the rest of American citizens. They do not directly feel the pain of Americas health insurance problems.

About Zane Benefits, Inc.

Zane Benefits, Inc, a software company, helps insurance brokers, accountants, and employers take advantage of new defined contribution health benefits and private exchanges via its proprietary SaaS online health benefits software. Zane Benefits does not sell insurance. Using Zanes platform, insurance professionals and accountants offer their clients a defined contribution plan with multiple individual health insurance options via a private health exchange of their choice. Learn more at http://www.zanebenefits.com.







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Question by Brianna R: What are different ways the healthcare bill could affect my future career?
Im majoring in biology and i want to become an pediatrician. This is for a paper and i just need general facts. please no opinions!

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It should make it more Secure- because you won’t have to worry about paying off large Medical Debts should you become sick or incapacitated.

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Republicans are vowing to repeal or make major revisions in the health law that Democrats squeezed through Congress in March. But how difficult would it be to overturn that law?


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ABC asks Kathleen Sebelius to spell out 3 key ways that Obama’s Healthcare bill will reduce costs over the next 3 years. I’m a simple man and need information presented in a simple way. I could not make any concrete heads or tails out of her answer. Maybe you can.

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