Maximizing Efficiency: Establishing an Outpatient Private Practice That Will Thrive
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, president and owner, Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, Inc, Salem, OR
Today's political and economic climates are not friendly to the outpatient private practicioner. Barriers to success include congressional positioning that favors hospital based clinics (Medicare cap), the lingering existence of POPTS, patient's insurance burden (copays and co-insurance), as well as practice infringement from other providers (e.g., chiropractic, personal trainers). How can a private practice succeed?
1. Identify the economic factors (unemployment, tightening bank credit, insurance restrictions) that are contributing to make it difficult to practice as an independent physical therapist;
2. Define "value-added visits" and how to implement them;
3. How to communicate respect to your consumer;
4. Determine strategies to incentivize patients to come to physical therapy;
5. List 10 practice essentials for maximizing your practice's efficiency
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