About Us

How It All Started

Circa 2002…

Systems 4PT began when our founder, Joe Montgomery, was receiving physical therapy for a rotator cuff injury suffered while playing flag football with his kids. His physical therapist, Val Ramsdell, told Joe about her wish for a better EMR, something designed specifically for PT’s. Joe (who had started a number of companies in his life), told her that he would attend a few trade shows and find a system… and, said with a warm smile, “If I can’t find one, I’ll write one.”

That routine appointment for therapy, and Joe’s great belief in the possibilities and benefits of physical therapy was the beginning of an exciting journey that has resulted in the technological leader in outpatient rehab with thousands of therapist partners who are now “part of the family.”

Systems 4PT is driven by innovative ideas from our clinic partners, our staff and, of course, the requirements of CMS. Watching our early clinic partners struggle with slow documentation, imprecise billing, and poor collections, we were driven to innovate robust solutions. We became passionate about automating the documentation that therapists are forced to write (which has nothing to do with making the patient better) enabling them to spend their time treating. So, we developed artificial intelligence that revolutionized documentation, billing, and collections. The system recognizes and reacts to payer rules and compliance requirements, guaranteeing the submission of clean claims.

We do not subscribe to incremental solutions, we believe in revolutionary change. Through the years our innovations have often been misunderstood by the other leading software suppliers. But with the benefit of time, they’ve seen the light, and today, much of outpatient rehab is trying to emulate our revolutionary approaches.

So we’re sorry about your shoulder, Joe, but without that injury thousands of therapists would be spending their days typing rather than treating.

Our Philosophy

Our goal is to be the premier supplier of practice management software and billing/collection services for outpatient rehab clinics. Our focus is people – customers, team members and vendors – working together to accomplish our goal.

We will succeed because:

We are passionate about helping therapists treat their patients, so we proactively analyze our customers’ objectives and invent streams of innovative operating software and collection techniques to achieve those objectives.

We consistently employ leading-edge technologies to provide simple, direct, intuitive, “designed for delight” operating systems.

We stay lean, competitive and entrepreneurial.

We concentrate on detail, because the last 5% is often the difference between success and failure.

We proudly use American talent and technology whenever possible.

We govern our every deed by what is “just and right.”

Joseph S. Montgomery
President & Founder

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