Therapy Documentation Software

December 16, 2008 · Posted in Documentation · Comment 

The December issue of Rehab Management magazine (Vol. 21, No. 10) presents, on page 37, a business software matrix for rehab providers.  The matrix, compiled by Rehab Management Associate Editor Judy O’Rourke, is aimed at helping providers make informed decisions when considering product purchases.

Chart Links is among over a dozen participating providers of therapy documentation and billing software.

The matrix is available for download in a pdf format at

Should you require any additional information about the Chart Links rehab software offering, please do not hesitate to contact us at 888.369.0707 so that we may help you navigate the differences between systems.

Also, please note that Chart Links offers a variety of other products and services aimed at rehab providers:

Cathy Ellis, PT, Appointed as CARF Board Chair

December 15, 2008 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The board of directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has elected Cathy Ellis, PT, to service a one year term as board chair succeeding Susanne M. Bruyere, PhD, CRC.  The term will begin on January 1, 2009.

“In the coming year, CARF will continue to expand our work to improve the lives of persons served in the human service fields,” Ellis said.  “CARF-accredited programs are growing internationally.”

Ellis is the director of physical rehabilitation and the clinical director of the spinal cord program at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, DC.

Ellis has represented the American Physical Therapy Association on many committes working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  She is currently appointed as clinical instructor in health care sceiences on the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and serves on the advisory board of the physical therapy program at Marymount University.

We wish Cathy Ellis well in her governance role with CARF.

John Barnes, APTA CEO, Discusses PT Profession with EHM

December 4, 2008 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Executive Healthcare Management magazine recently spoke with John Barnes, CEO of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), about the effects of advances in technology and changes in health care needs on the physical therapy profession.

In the article, Mr. Barnes responds to questions like

  • What have been some of the biggest developments in physical therapy practice over the last few years?
  • What effect will the aging population have on the need for physical therapy?
  • What challenges exist for entering the PT profession?

Chart Links was fortunate enough to advertise in this edition of Executive Healthcare Management magazine and encourages you to read the full article.