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by Roy Harmon, on Jul 3, 2018 2:53:53 PM

Working in pediatrics is emotionally demanding. Sometimes new therapists aren’t prepared for that. Physical exhaustion is to be expected, but the emotional aspect is often overlooked. Understanding how that will …

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by Roy Harmon, on Jun 26, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Running a a pediatric occupational, physical, or speech therapy practice is rewarding. You're helping kids out every day, and getting paid to do something you're passionate about. But it's not …

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Topics:Scheduling

by Roy Harmon, on Jun 21, 2018 1:47:09 PM

Most therapists are familiar with the 8-Minute Rule, but if you'd like a refresher (or want to make sure you understand the details), this article breaks down everything from common …

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Topics:Billing and Claims

by Roy Harmon, on Jun 15, 2018 10:05:41 AM

Your passion is helping kids, and you can’t help anyone if you go out of business. Trouble with collections can cause serious cash flow issues down the line. Does your …

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Topics:Collections

by Jackson Dame, on Jun 7, 2018 9:16:26 AM

You know you need a logo design for your pediatric therapy clinic, but maybe you aren’t exactly sure why. It’ll help your clinic look good, that's for sure. But a …

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by Jackson Dame, on Jun 5, 2018 1:22:18 PM

Are you in the early stages of branding your pediatric therapy practice? Or are you an established clinic that’s looking to redesign its logo? If so, then it’s a good …

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by Roy Harmon, on May 25, 2018 1:29:00 PM

The American Occupational Therapy Association’s National Backpack Awareness Day is all about reminding parents, students, and therapists to ensure that backpacks are being packed and worn properly. Are you planning anything …

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Topics:Occupational TherapyNational Backpack Awareness Day

by Roy Harmon, on May 16, 2018 2:56:43 PM

Should you outsource therapy billing or use clinic billing software to do it in-house? There are pros and cons either way. This article aims to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of …

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Topics:Billing and Claims

by Roy Harmon, on May 7, 2018 4:17:17 PM

I hope you were able to kick back and relax this weekend. Unfortunately, we hear from a lot of pediatric therapy professionals who don't have enough time for themselves. The …

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by Roy Harmon, on May 3, 2018 3:14:45 PM

All-in-one therapy software is great for pediatric therapists. They're able to focus more on their patients because they don't have to spend so much time on documentation. That's especially true …

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Topics:Therapy Software

by Nathan Starwalt, on May 2, 2018 8:35:48 AM

The penalties for HIPAA violations are devastating. The fines alone are high enough to bankrupt most pediatric therapy clinics. According to Morgan Brown at TrueVault: The penalties for noncompliance are …

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by Roy Harmon, on May 1, 2018 4:42:35 PM

Sometimes it feels like payers are looking for any reason they can find to deny your claims. Make sure you don't give them one! Paying attention to timely filing limits …

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Topics:Compliance

by Kathy Flynn, on Apr 23, 2018 2:35:50 PM

I’ve yet to meet a pediatric therapist who is in it for the money. Pediatric therapists care deeply about the children they treat and would treat them at no charge …

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Topics:Billing and Claims

by Roy Harmon, on Apr 17, 2018 11:25:03 AM

The AOTA Annual Conference, the Diagon Alley of occupational therapy, is just a couple days away! Whether you're looking to learn, find a job, check out the latest tech, or just collect …

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by Kathy Flynn, on Apr 12, 2018 10:48:03 AM

I recently listened to a webinar that reminded me of something I already knew: getting paid for services provided to patients is not guaranteed. Most phone calls made to payers …

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Topics:Billing and ClaimsCoverage and Verification

by Roy Harmon, on Apr 11, 2018 3:55:02 PM

Tired of taking your documentation home with you? Maybe it's time to give point-of-care documentation a try. There are a number of benefits to point-of-care documentation, but the best part …

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Topics:Documentation

by Roy Harmon, on Apr 9, 2018 4:47:18 PM

If you're a pediatric therapist, you need an EMR that is specifically designed to meet the unique challenges you face on a day-to-day basis. This means finding pediatric therapy software …

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by Allison Vickery, on Apr 6, 2018 10:01:14 AM

Note: This post is written from an SLP point-of-view, but it'll work for OTs and PTs too! Prior authorizations have rapidly become the norm. That means that if you can't …

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Topics:Documentation

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 23, 2018 4:40:33 PM

Would you like to write better patient reports that increase the odds your request for speech-language intervention services will be approved? More and more insurers are requiring prior authorization so …

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Topics:DocumentationSLP

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 15, 2018 4:18:58 PM

In my last post, I shared a list of sites where pediatric OTs can find free resources. Now I want to show some love to all my speechies out there! …

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Topics:hephome exercise programResources

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 15, 2018 4:18:49 PM

If your clinic doesn't subscribe to Fusion's Home Education Platform add-on, you may find yourself struggling to put together the activities and home program resources your patients need to be …

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Topics:hephome exercise programResources

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 7, 2018 2:29:02 PM

As I mentioned in my last post on point-of-care documentation, documentation during treatment is widely recommended. But when it comes to billing, the RAI User's Manual says that only skilled therapy time …

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Topics:Billing and ClaimsDocumentation

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 7, 2018 2:25:10 PM

This is an opinion piece by a therapist at Fusion Web Clinic and should not be considered legal advice. There's a lot of confusion surrounding when (or if) it is …

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Topics:Billing and ClaimsComplianceDocumentation

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 2, 2018 1:00:28 PM

We live in a world that is increasingly going digital. Despite this, many pediatric therapists and clinic managers are still doing their work primarily on paper. Why is this? Some …

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Topics:Documentation

by Allison Vickery, on Mar 1, 2018 3:20:49 PM

What's your favorite thing about paper documentation? If you're like me, the answer is NOTHING. It's 2018. Why is paper even a thing anymore? Here are nine reasons why the only …

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Topics:Documentation

by Marianne Pedersen, on Nov 8, 2017 1:34:24 PM

Prior to having children, I would often become discouraged when caregivers did not comply with the home exercise program that I created for their child. Now that I have three …

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Topics:Occupational Therapypediatric therapyhephome exercise program

by Sarah Getman, MS, CCC-SLP, on Jul 27, 2017 4:16:00 PM

In previous posts we’ve touched on the importance of goals and different formatting styles for writing goals. So now you’re an all-star goal writer! If a new patient comes into …

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Topics:Occupational TherapyGoal WritingPhysical TherapySpeech Therapypediatric therapy

by Sarah Getman, MS, CCC-SLP, on Jul 20, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Alright, you’ve completed your assessment(s), analyzed the client’s errors or performance, and know how you want to structure your treatment. You have a pretty good idea of what areas you …

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Topics:Occupational TherapySpeech Language PathologistGoal WritingPhysical TherapySpeech Therapy

by Sarah Getman, MS, CCC-SLP, on Jul 13, 2017 3:54:49 PM

Let’s travel back in time. Back to a time when you wished you had a continuous IV drip of coffee. A time when your plate was overflowing with projects, exams, …

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Topics:Occupational TherapySpeech Language PathologistGoal WritingPhysical TherapySpeech Therapy

by Matt Stephens, on Mar 15, 2017 3:52:04 PM

Occupational therapy, or OT, is celebrating a century of history as a medical specialty in the USA. The history of occupational therapy in the U.S. is a long one, dating …

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Topics:Occupational Therapy