PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2017) - WebPT, the leading rehab therapy software platform, has released intriguing findings based on analysis of the more than half-million evaluative notes it has collected since January 1, 2017, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring new complexity-based CPT codes for physical and occupational therapy evaluations. The data, collected by the company's 70,000-plus users, identified several trends that could influence future decisions and policies affecting payment rates and the rehab therapy industry as a whole.
The new evaluation codes represented a considerable shift in the way therapists code for initial evaluations, requiring them to identify the level of complexity associated with each individual evaluation. At a high level, WebPT's coding data showed that:
"Though our data is still relatively young, the trends we are seeing show just how important data is in our industry -- especially with respect to future regulatory policies and payment structures," said Dr. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, president and co-founder of WebPT. "Aside from affecting policy, data is absolutely imperative to providers across the care spectrum in terms of shaping future care, as it provides key insights into outcomes and population trends. Specifically to the physical therapy profession, however, it enables us to advocate for the future of our profession and further demonstrate our value as care providers with clinical expertise."
Here are some more detailed takeaways from WebPT's evaluation code analysis:
For more detailed information on the data collected, visit webpt.com.
About WebPT, Inc.
With a 30-percent market share, WebPT is the leading rehab therapy platform for enhancing patient care and fueling business growth. From scheduling, documentation and billing to outcomes tracking, business reporting and software integration, WebPT is the ideal solution for outpatient therapy organizations of all sizes. With a 99-percent retention rate and a 99.99-percent uptime rate, WebPT is the most-trusted and most-reliable solution in the industry. Launched in 2008, the company is based in downtown Phoenix's historic Warehouse District. Learn more at webpt.com.