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Bobbie Byrd

As a retired nurse and teacher, I now spend my time writing freelance as well as working on my debut novel. Please like, comment and share. Thank you!

5 Tips For Patient Follow-Up

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Bobbie Byrd

One visit to a healthcare professional can remedy many patient problems, but some conditions may require ongoing treatments. This means timely follow-up care is vital for maintaining positive outcomes, fostering reliable relationships and gaining operational efficiencies. Keep reading to learn 5 tips for effective patient follow-up as well as the importance of ongoing and consistent patient communication efforts. 

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New Year, New Rules Pt.3: The No Surprises Act

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Bobbie Byrd

“Surprise billing" may be an unfamiliar term, but chances are you or someone you know has experienced it. If you've been "surprise billed", you have received an unexpected bill from a facility or healthcare provider. This usually happens because you've received medical care from a provider or facility outside your health insurance plan's network. When that occurs, the insurance company isn't paying, so you get the bill -- definitely an unpleasant surprise. Keep reading part three of our "New Year, New Rules'' #rtblogseries to learn more!

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7 Ways An EHR/EMR Can Improve Therapy

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Bobbie Byrd

To treat the complex needs of a patient — physical, behavioral and mental — providers need reliable sources of information that are available promptly, including access to insight from a multidisciplinary team of professionals. As a result, electronic health or medical records (EHR/EMR) have transformed how healthcare professionals practice their craft. 

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How Practice Management Refines Patient Relationships

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Bobbie Byrd

Any therapist or provider must find the right balance between delivering quality patient care and promoting patient engagement, while also facing the unique challenges of running a business in the healthcare industry. So, in order to manage the evolving demands of the therapy and rehab market, you'll need a practice management system that streamlines clinical operations as well as fosters routine attempts to engage patients. 

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Powering Healthcare: Predictive AI and Microgrids

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Bobbie Byrd

In recent years, the healthcare industry has seen explosive growth in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and it doesn't seem this trend shows signs of slowing down any time soon. In fact, recent market analysis predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.2% in the coming years, with potential spending on healthcare AI reaching $67.4 billion by 2027.

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3 Benefits Of Business Analytics For Therapy Practices

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Bobbie Byrd

For decades, the therapy and rehab industry has been leveraging evidence-based research as the basis for determining best practices. However, in today's modern world of electronic medical records (EMR) and regulatory agencies requiring mandatory reporting, "big data" is still a concept that healthcare professionals have been struggling to understand since it’s about so much more than just meeting your baseline documentation needs. With business intelligence (BI) and analytics, you can unlock crucial insights from your data as well as leverage this information to make more informed decisions regarding your practice's operational or financial health. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between business intelligence and business analytics. 

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6 Clinical Documentation Best Practices

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Bobbie Byrd

Clinical documentation forms the foundation of a patient's medical record, an enduring document that details the care a patient receives. Within each patient's record, healthcare providers document critical information, including changes in the individual's medical condition, fluctuation of outcomes as well as the evolution of the care provided to meet the needs presented by the patient's diagnosis. As such, clinical documentation serves as a reference for a patient's treatment plan and provides data for quality assurance monitoring. 

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How Physical Therapy Aids In Breast Cancer Recovery

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Bobbie Byrd

Seeing a physical therapist after undergoing knee or back surgery isn't unusual, in fact most expect it; however, including physical therapy as an integral part of a breast cancer patient's post-surgery rehabilitation is relatively new. Now, physical therapists are collaborating with other medical professionals to help those suffering from breast cancer achieve their optimal quality of life, whether they've had minor surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments or a double mastectomy. 

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What Are The Four Therapy Specialties?

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Bobbie Byrd

People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that are most frequently employed to help people living with disabilities, injuries and illnesses: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language and applied behavioral analysis.

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Bobbie Byrd

We've all seen the little pink ribbons that pop up every October to remind us that breast cancer continues to harm women around the world, but honoring breast cancer awareness month is so much more than that. One of the best ways to raise awareness about this devastating and all-too-common disease is information - so keep reading to learn more!

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