August is the official month of observance for National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). With COVID-19 continuing to spike in many places throughout the United States, it is now more important than ever that we educate ourselves and spread awareness about the benefits of vaccinations, which is the exact intention behind NIAM.
While healthcare professionals and community workers have been identified as today’s new heroes, parents have also gained special recognition for their well deserved resilience in balancing their professional lives with the unprecedented demands of homeschooling their children, caring for their households and so much more. Even before these challenges, parenting was already a full time job but now that society has turned upside down, parents all around the world have justified the cause for why National Parents Day (July 25th) is extremely important to remember.
Your website is one of the most powerful assets in your marketing toolkit, but only if you optimize it effectively. Simply hosting a few informational pages is not enough to build a strong online presence that generates web traffic and helps your physical therapy practice grow. Instead, you need to pursue effective search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure that search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo! are able to find your site and make it easily visible to prospective patients.
Each June, we recognize Aphasia Awareness Month, a time dedicated to encouraging advocacy for a common health condition that 84.5% of Americans don't even know exists. As a chronic impairment that affects language, aphasia can dramatically affect those who live with it every day. During Aphasia Awareness Month, clinical professionals, along with individuals with aphasia and those who support them can share information about this little-known disorder. If you want to participate in these efforts, you can learn more about aphasia, how it impacts those who have it and what can be done to provide a better quality of life for those living with aphasia.
Although telehealth adoption was already on the rise before Covid-19, the demand for virtual care has significantly increased since March 2020, which saw a 154% surge in telehealth visits. As healthcare specialties began adapting to telehealth, pediatricians in particular started recognizing the benefits of virtual visits for children as well as how it offered parents more options to actively participate in their child's plans of care. While safeguarding loved ones from virus exposure was a chief concern throughout the pandemic, parents saw that telehealth also gave them the flexibility and convenience to seek continuity of care for their children without even having to leave the comforts of their own home.
With new methods of treatment, updated technologies and cutting-edge research moving the field forward, healthcare is constantly evolving. This means every aspect of patient care has to keep up, including the software you use day in and day out. While taking on a new platform can be a daunting process since it impacts every aspect of your business, you can significantly mitigate the disruption to your patients and staff by planning ahead. That is why we have broken down "the switch" into these five painless steps.
Whether you are dealing with an injury or chronic pain, seeking out physical therapy can improve your mental health as well as your physical strength. A physical therapist not only provides you prescribed exercises that improve function but they also act as a source of encouragement and emotional support.
Welcome to part two of our insurance communication blog series, where we’re working to help close the gap in patient-to-provider engagement regarding insurance and medical billing costs. Today, we are highlighting some powerful tools that can help providers optimize the way in which they convey pricing and billing information to their patients. Continue reading to learn why clarity throughout the entire billing process can ultimately lead to increased revenue for healthcare practices.
For many people, medical insurance and billing are complicated topics. In fact, studies show that confusion over medical bills as well as higher patient expectations regarding price transparency are increasing in America. That is why today, we are doing our part to help bridge the insurance communication gap by providing insightful information that is aimed to help patients better navigate their healthcare costs. Stay tuned for part 2 next week that will target optimized providers!
If you didn't know, April is the month to celebrate the occupational therapy (OT) profession. While patients of all ages benefit from occupational therapy for acute and chronic health conditions, many people do not understand what occupational therapists actually do. That is why, having a dedicated month to celebrate OT brings awareness to a discipline that helps so many people lead better lives.