Sat, 8 March 2014
Rachel is a board-certified music therapist with a B.A. in Communication Disorders from Truman State University and a M.A. in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa. She owns a private practice in Texas called Music Therapy Services of Austin. Rachel employs other music therapists, treats a variety of diagnoses, and works with all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Here is what you will learn:
Sat, 22 February 2014
In this episode I had the opportunity to talk with Cyndee Bowen, a speech therapist who owns a private practice in Florida. She knew she wanted to pursue a private practice right out of graduate school. She became an independent practitioner in 2009, and in 2012 decided to take it to the next level and open a brick and mortar clinic. Her private practice has been a success, and she is here to share some of her wisdom with you.
Here are some topics we cover:
Sat, 8 February 2014
Amanda is from the United States but currently lives in London where she created the Wellpreneuronline.com website. Amanda helps healthcare practitioners have an online presence and market their business online.
Here are some topics we cover:
Direct download: 012_Amanda_Cook_Private_Practice_Internet_Presence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am CST
Sat, 25 January 2014
I have received many questions from therapists that I want to present in this Podcast episode. I bring my wife Jennifer on to help out. Be sure and listen all the way to the end because I tell you what I do when doctors call me wanting information quickly about a client we serve. You will definitely want to scroll to the end of this post at www.startatherapypractice.com/11 for some great links that I mention in the podcast and a picture of the marketing poster I mentioned.
Here are the topics we cover:
Mon, 6 January 2014
Kim Lewis is a Speech Therapist who does solo private practice. She treats pediatric clients in thier homes, daycares and schools. Kim also has a very helpful website at ActivityTaylor.com. You will learn how Kim got started and how she markets her private practice. Allow Kim to peek your interest in developing a product that relates to the type of therapy you do.
Kim is a very innovative therapist that has allowed her talents to bring other forms of revenue to her private practice.
Thu, 19 December 2013
Sat, 16 November 2013
I coaxed my wife Jennifer into the cloffice (that's part closet part office) to sit down for an interview. You have heard of the better half, well she is more than that to me. If you so desire you can go to this post and see a lovely picture of Jennifer and I. She is the one that makes it lovely, not I.
In this interview you will hear her take on the following:
What type of personality traits do you need to run a private practice
What she thinks are the best marketing tools that we use
How to start off
How to choose a location
Opening a therapy practice is hard work but worth it
What our kids have learned from our private practice
There may be a funny blooper or two placed after the music at the end
Direct download: 08_008_My_Wifes_Take_On_Opening_A_Therapy_Practice_-_Shes_an_O.T..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am CST
Sat, 2 November 2013
Ideas of where to do therapy without owning or renting a physical location. Also tips I learned from my recent presentation. I also throw in a productivity tip and ask your help with a survey that you can learn a lot from.
Wed, 2 October 2013
This is the first podcast episode about marketing and referrals for your private practice. I have also created a downloadable PDF file that further explains marketing and getting more referrals for your private practice.
Some of what you will learn in this podcast:
Sat, 14 September 2013
The Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare will affect everything in the next few years and it is not going away.
Here is what you will learn in this Podcast
Doctors you should be following on Twitter
A quote I found regarding medical homes in AR--they were talking about adding hip and knee replacement and congestive heart failure but of course these quotes will apply to all.
(1) The type or types of small businesses that will be directly affected by the proposed rule, bear
the cost of the proposed rule, or directly benefit from the proposed rule. Health Care providers providing services for conditions covered under episodes included in the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative.
A description of how small businesses will be adversely affected. Some health care providers may benefit from the episode performance payment model, while those providing services that do not meet certain cost and quality standards will see reduced provider revenue. Impact to any individual provider will depend on the provider's behavior and performance.
go to this link and when you see "want more details on changing Medicaid regulations" pop up in the window that changes.
* The federal government has promised to pay the full cost of expansion until 2017. By 2020, states would shoulder 10 percent of the costs.
Medical home explanation with links. For them
Wikipedia explanation of Medical Homes
US Department of Health and Human Services Medical Home explanation
Wisconsin Medical Homes
North Carolina Medical Homes
Medical Home Implementation by State by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Health Care Reform and Medical Homes at the American Academy of Pediatrics Website
American College of Physicians
Helps doctors understand and set up a Medical Home. Lots of info here
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Study on Medical Homes
Doctors can join to do this here
Wikipedia - Concierge Medicine
Concierge Medicine Journal
Good blog to subscribe to keep updated on
Direct Access Laws per Physical Therapy
Proposed changes in the Hippocratic oath...Scary stuff from Physicians for Reform
Video of the Arkansas Health Connector to the Health Exchange - Created by Arkansas Department of Health
Government Seeking Inclusion of "Social and Behavior Data in Health Records" Article
Tue, 3 September 2013
What You Will Learn in this Podcast:
Thu, 8 August 2013
Tasks and activities that a therapist needs to start doing and thinking about whether you want to start a private practice today or years down the road
Thu, 8 August 2013
In this Start a Therapy Practice Podcast. I walk you through our insurance billing process and give you definition of terms and billing tips to get started
Wed, 7 August 2013
This is a brief launch episode where I introduce myself and give some background of how I got started with my private practice and grew it into two brick and mortar clinics. I also let you know what to expect in future episodes.