2015 PQRS Final Rule


PQRS for 2015 has been simplified slightly, and that is good news for the rehabilitation industry.  In 2015, the list of measurements for physical therapy claims-based reporting has been reduced to 6. However, they all need to be reported on 50% of eligible patients.  Below is the summary of the final rule and how it

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month


October is National Physical Therapy Month The Hands on Technology office shares space with our founder Dan Morrill’s physical therapy practice Hinsdale Sport and Spine Physical Therapy. Our employees not only understand what TheraOffice can do for a rehabilitation clinic, but they also know the profound impact physical therapists have on patients and families. We

6 Step Strategic Marketing Plan for Physical Therapy Rehab Clinics


In today’s world, marketing is a must in a crowded industry such as physical therapy. Consumers are more involved than ever before in decisions about their health including choosing their health care providers. In the past, the majority of patients would receive treatment from the physical therapist their primary care doctor referred to them. Now,

The Shift to Data Storage and Instant Communication is Transforming Healthcare


Technology is all around us — just look in your hand. Texting, e-mail, Instagram, and breaking news are all right there in our hands. According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in 2013, 56% of American adults owned a smartphone. That means 56% of American adults have a device that is almost

Fall Prevention


For Fall Prevention Awareness Day, we have put together a list of what causes falls and how your physical therapy rehab practice can help your patients prevent falls. What may cause people to fall: Poor musculoskeletal strength and endurance- Lack of exercise could cause loss of balance and reduced flexibility. Impaired vision- Eyesight worsens with age

Changes to the Modifier 59


The Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) recently published changes to the Modifier 59 that will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Background Information: According to CMS, the modifier 59 is the most widely used modifier and has been associated with considerable abuse and coding errors by providers.  Because it has the ability to bypass the National


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