APTA’s Defensible Documentation for Physical Therapy

August 25, 2011 · Posted in Documentation, physical therapy · Comment 

The Practice Department of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has recently developed  a resource called “Defensive Documentation for Patient/Client Management.”  The tool was created in response to issues related to physical therapy documentation.  APTA members can access the documentation here.

Article: Chart Links online at Executive Healthcare Management

August 8, 2008 · Posted in Compliance, Documentation, Workflow · Comment 

Ron Miller, M.D., our President and Chief Medical Officer, and Betty Esposito, our Vice President, were asked to contribute an online editorial to Executive Healthcare Management magazine.    The article is entitled “Rehabilitation Clinics Can Level the Playing Field: Leveraging Electronic Charting Solutions to Improve Documentation, Coding Accuracy, and Billing Processes.”

The article covers the ways in which rehabilitation clinics can use software to track and bill for care in order to compete effectively and earn a profit in today’s market.  The article delves into how electronic charting solutions help therapists to comprehensively and accurately document patient care, reducing human error and complying with regulatory requirements. 

It covers four areas where electronic charting can help level the playing field with technology-enabled resources:

  • Correct Coding Initiative Edits (CCI Edits)
  • Time Tracking
  • Account Tracking
  • Authorizations

Article: Carle Clinic Ahead of Schedule

July 28, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Scheduling, Workflow · Comment 

Lindie Peters, a physical therapist at Carle Clinic, was recently published in ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation, Vol. 17, Issue 7, Page 60, Products At Work.  The article is entitled “Ahead of Schedule:  Chart Links improves efficiency and accuracy for busy clinicians.”

The article covers how physical therapists at Carle Therapy Services use Chart Links Rehabilitation Software to document evaluations, treatments, and plans of care for doctor authorizations.  The solution has allowed them to reduce errors and redundancy by interfacing scheduling, documentation and charge entry.

Carle  Therapy Services is affiliated with 305-bed Carle Foundation Hospital.  They have more than 120 clinicians generating up to 90 care plans each day.

To learn even more about Carle Therapy Services, read their Customer Case Study online.

Article: Chart Links Improves Workflow

February 23, 2008 · Posted in Documentation, Scheduling, Workflow · Comment 

Karen Deeter, Director of Operations at the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, was recently published in ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, Vol. 18, Issue 8 in an article entitled “Chart Links Improves Workflow.”

The article covers how Columbus Speech & Hearing Center searched for and implemented a system, Chart Links Rehabilitation Software, that specifically met their needs for speech and hearing clinical documentation and workflow management.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center serves nearly 10,000 people annually. The center provides audiology and hearing aid services, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, a Comprehensive Program for the Deaf, and job placement for adults with disabilities, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.

For more information about how Chart Links creates workflow efficiencies for Columbus Speech & Hearing, read their full case study.

Article: Documentation & Workflow, A Case for Computerization

January 5, 2008 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, was published in ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists.  The article is entitled “Documentation & Workflow: A Case for Computerization.”

The article is about how today’s health care providers – who face pressures of increased documentation and communication requirements, increased compliance issues, and business-related issues like obtaining authorizations — can leverage information technology to automate processes, streamline workflow, reduce billing errors, increase coding compliance, and improve the quality, consistency and turn-around time of patient documentation. 

Ann Kummer, PhD, is the senior director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

To learn how the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) used Chart Links Rehabilitation Software to reduce its documentation and administrative demands, read their case study.