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SOURCE: EMR News
With pending governmental changes and implementation of Obamacare, the need for EMR (electronic medical record) in the occupational therapy practice is greater than ever. Nitin Chhoda, a marketing expert, shares in his recent blog post how EMR system can affect the practitioner’s physical therapy business.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
"These proposed changes will require even more detailed and accurate case documentation, which as we all know requires more staff time dealing with paperwork and less time on working with patients." Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist and private practice marketing expert said.
Chhoda says, switching to EMR software may seem complicated for physical therapy documentation at first, but it is actually easy to get up and running in a practice.
To make the transition easier, and to help keep physical therapist up to date on current changes and advancements in physical therapy management, Chhoda updates his website regularly. The blog offers marketing and management tips on a variety of topics, such as billing, avoiding malpractice suites, EMR for physical therapy services and other topics of current interest.
"My main goal is to make the job of a physical therapist and his staff easier. With all the current red tape and even more quickly coming down the road, I can see a practice getting overwhelmed with the documentation process. By fully integrating physical therapy software, the process of patient documentation, billing and communication can be handled in far less time then paper documentation. Several staff members can handle records at the same time, freeing up more time to build the successful practice most PT's dream about having." Chhoda stated.
With the proposed legislation coming, it is just a matter of time that all management of physical therapy offices will be mandated to use EMR for physical therapy services.
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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