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Increase My Physical Therapy Prices, Really??

… is getting. –James Ko, PT Many are making mistakes. Many are lowering their prices and nearly giving away their services for free. That doesn’t work. It sends the wrong message. Don’t let anyone dictate your worth, not the economy, insurance companies, no one. Misconceptions to Avoid: “My community is low-income, they will never pay out-of-pocket for their therapy.” Never judge a book by it’s cover and do NOT underestimate what an individual thinks is …

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What’s Inside Your House?

… of the future will be tapping into family and friend referrals for MOST of their volume, AND the physical therapy cash based practice will lead the charge into the new age of private practice. If your practice isn’t at least 50% cash based by end of 2016, you may not be in private practice any longer. What the wise do. Motivate and train your staff the easy way, bring them to the upcoming “Team Training” Workshop by IndeFree. Don’t you want more cash pay? Don’t …

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HIPAA “Beefing-Up” Enforcement

Is your practice at risk? Are your HIPAA forms and procedures in compliance? Most physical therapy practices are falling short and don’t even know it. HIPAA regulations are serious and not just mere technical compliance anymore. Patient privacy and protecting health information is a hot topic today and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said they will strengthen patient privacy protections, give patients greater control over their health records, and beef up the …

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You Should Be Scared About This…

… sentences, this “fight against fraud” has become a very serious matter for our profession. Some notable recent cases against therapists:** Physical therapy clinics accused of false Medicare claims agree to pay $2.78 million Weston Physical Therapist Charged With Federal Health Care Fraud Old Saybrook Physical Therapist Sentenced, Agrees to pay $328,828 to Resolve False Claims Act Liability **It is public knowledge but I want to say that I don’t like publicizing this type …

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How Do I Compete Against Hospital-Physician-Corp Monopoly Attempts?

It sucks when Goliath doesn’t play fair. In every industry, there will be bigger players trying to leverage their resources to gain an advantage–this is not new. So it is with our industry. Corporations, hospitals and physicians will try and steer patients to their therapy services, and rightfully so.  I acknowledge that there is an argument of ‘conflict of interest’ but that’s not the purpose of this blog post. I want to focus on… “How does a small …

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