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:EMRs & 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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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

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

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 billing software that is specifically designed to meet the unique challenges you face on a day-to-day basis. This means finding pediatric …

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Topics:EMRs & Therapy Software

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:DocumentationSpeech Therapy

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:HEPResources

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:HEPResources

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:DocumentationBilling

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:DocumentationBilling

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

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

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Topics:Occupational TherapyHEP

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 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 TherapyGoal 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 TherapyGoal WritingPhysical TherapySpeech Therapy

by Matt Stephens, on Feb 15, 2017 10:49:15 AM

For growing pediatric OT, PT, and SLP practices, being able to see as many patients as possible while continuing to improve outcomes is a necessity for keeping the doors open …

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by Chris Fairfax, on Nov 15, 2016 9:40:32 AM

Goal writing as a pediatric OT can be difficult. You want to do your best to make sure that what you present is tailored to each of your kiddos and truly …

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Topics:Goal Writing

by Sarah Higgs, on Oct 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Last Updated 7/3/18 If you work as a pediatric OT, you know that documentation is not only the key to getting paid, it is also a representation of therapy's distinct value to …

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Topics:Documentation