Posts by Melissa Hughes

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4 Weird Ways Patients Are Finding Your Practice

Attracting patients can be a big struggle—one that, especially in smaller clinics, often leaves therapists and practice owners wondering exactly how to get more business. And although we’ve talked a lot about some common strategies you can use to lure in new patients (and retain old ones), there are some less-visible forces that could be pulling in a small portion of your patient pool.

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The Pros and Cons of Opting into MIPS

I’ve spent an enormous amount of time researching MIPS—from digging through the 2,000-odd pages of the final rule and decoding line upon line of legalese, to participating in hour-long discussions (and dozens of email chains) with WebPT’s compliance experts. After all that researching, I feel pretty comfortable with the ins and outs of the program—as well as its benefits and drawbacks. So, let’s talk shop. Here are the pros and cons of MIPS participation:

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8 Pitfalls for Startup PT Practices

When I was growing up, I used to love watching Indiana Jones reruns with my dad. Whenever one of us found good ole’ Indy playing on TV, we’d plop down and watch the rest of the movie, regardless of how many times we’d seen it. I especially loved watching Indiana duck, dodge, and outsmart every booby trap he encountered during his adventures (the giant rolling boulder was always my personal favorite).

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The PT Practice’s Guide to Benchmarking

You probably didn’t start a career in the rehab therapy industry to battle with competitors or play business war games—and if you chose to work in a pre-existing practice, you really didn’t have to worry about any of that. But once you open your own clinic, overcoming competition is the name of the game—and there’s a whole new set of rules to follow if you want to run a successful practice.

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CMS’s Final Bow: The 2019 Final Rule

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its 2019 final rule. Clocking in at just over 2,300 pages, the final rule isn't exactly a light read—especially because the legal lingo can be harder to interpret than Shakespearean verse. Luckily, we have the script—with all its twists and turns—decoded and ready for you to review.

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