In this article we will be covering the basic and important physical therapy forms you will be encountering in the course of doing business. Obviously, we couldn’t possibly cover all of them in the space allotted here. But we will go into the predominant ones you will be working with. Also covered will be methods to implement so you can make sure you never lose valuable data that has been entered on any of your physical therapy forms.
The first of the physical therapy forms you will be using are your intake questionnaires first-time patients fill out when they come to your practice. These physical therapy forms will take all vital information from the client, including medical history, possible underlying conditions, medications currently being taken along with insurance information so you will know who to bill for services rendered during their session.
The next physical therapy forms will contain a record of what was done to and for the patient while they were there. These physical therapy forms are usually routed to insurance agencies, other medical professionals, for your personal records and of course the client themselves. It is of the utmost importance that these physical therapy forms be filed well in the event they are needed down the line. And that could be for any number of reasons.
Considering how important physical therapy forms are, especially in the event you need them to defend yourself in litigation, you must have them backed up, and in more ways than one. First you should have them backed up on an external hard drive. Second, you should have the physical therapy forms stored offsite at one of the many firms that offer these kinds of services. Face it, accidents do happen and if it’s onsite, your external hard drive won’t do you any good.
And lastly, there are even services available that allow you to back up files in what is called the cloud. Your best bet though, is to have your physical therapy forms backed up all three ways. We live in a litigious society and businesses should utilize all available methods of storing their files. And so should you with your physical therapy forms.
When we mention backing up and storing your physical therapy forms, we mean all of them. Even if they seem trivial in nature compared to other physical therapy forms, they are still important. Always have a verifiable paper trail of everything as it pertains to your physical therapy business.