It is absolutely important that you have physical therapy forms covering everything concerning your business.
Even if it is a certain kind of paperwork that you may rarely use, it is still essential that you have all possible physical therapy forms in stock. Whether it is in physical form or something you can print out, you must have them handy and readily available. Physical therapy forms are what will enable you to keep track of your patients and their therapy.
Before we go further though; there is one important thing to mention. If you are not currently keeping everything regarding your physical therapy forms in one place, you need to start. In other words you want one particular software program that will be capable of handling all of your physical therapy documentation and forms. Wading through paperwork is a major pain for anyone. And when it is related to anything in the health care industry you want it easy to find.
The first of the physical therapy forms that will be used in any practice will be the questionnaires that new patients fill out. You want to make sure that these physical therapy forms are vast in their scope. You especially need to know if there are underlying conditions your clients may have. And also if they are allergic to any types of medication. On top of that, you must know if they are currently taking medication so you can avoid any interactions.
Other initial physical therapy forms will consist of examinations and subsequent evaluations that were done. This gives you the therapist an idea of what you are dealing with and what direction to go in from there. The patient must always be given a copy of these particular physical therapy forms. And of course, we can’t forget the physical therapy forms that pertain to a client’s insurance coverage as well. These are necessary to make sure you get paid.
Other types of physical therapy forms will cover questions about health, financial policy, authorization, general information about the patient and so on. As suggested above, making sure that all of your physical therapy forms are in one particular software program will go a long way in making sure that the paperwork jungle all health care practitioners have to navigate will go much more smoothly.
And lastly, this is one piece of advice that can never be overemphasized. Have at least two or more members of your staff who will have complete knowledge of everything regarding your physical therapy forms. Far too often there are instances where only one person in a practice knows a particular thing. That is a recipe for disaster for obvious reasons and should be avoided at all costs.