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Increase My Physical Therapy Prices, Really??

Don’t be negative. Should you decrease your physical therapy prices? Accept lower reimbursement? Spend more time and energy on sessions even when not/hardly getting paid? A lot of negative news is ringing throughout the physical therapy private practice world, but I want you to know…these are the best of times. There’s so much to be thankful for and so many opportunities abounding! Do NOT get caught up in the negativity, do not listen to the complainers. A metamorphosis is …

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What’s Inside Your House?

… volume. Stop spending all your time on treating, billing, paperwork, bookkeeping, more paperwork, paying bills, and ordering supplies. Start spending more on what really matters. “Patients are ALWAYS judging you by the quality and performance of your staff.” – James Ko, PT/Founder We are in the “service” and care business NOT products and agriculture. We rely heavily on “human” resources and that’s what we will be judged by. How good are your …

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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…

…  Many report being intimidated, frightened and scared to death by the officials involved. It’s not surprising that most take a plea bargain–I mean how do you fight the government right? This is bullying at a higher level and it doesn’t seem like it will stop any time soon unless the public is made aware of it. A typical plea bargain is made up of a hefty fine including a suspension or revocation of your license. A plea is like a WIN for the prosecution who is essentially the …

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

…  If you haven’t carved out a niche by now such as adolescent sports injuries, women’s health, pediatrics, etcetera, it’s time to start. You probably are NOT standing out in your community. 3) Go after the many channels of new patients. And there are a lot, too. Medicare, workers’ comp, PPO’s, Auto, Personal injury, HMO (alternate list), Liens, industrial, private contracts, and more. Each has it’s own unique ways of being marketed to. Most are open or require minimal …

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