• articleApr 11, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Maximizing Your Clinic’s Revenue Stream

    This post was authored by WebPT Billing Specialist, Geoff Elledge . Thanks for sharing your wisdom Geoff!   There are many different ways to look at your clinic’s finances.  You can look at average revenue per patient visit, insurance payer mix, average referrals from physicians and on and on.   Let’s start with a few of the basic questions you should ask: much does it cost you to treat an average patient? How much does the insurance …

  • articleMar 26, 2012 | 3 min. read

    One Day I’ll Open Up My Own Private Practice

    When I was a physical therapy student, I always knew that one day I would open up my own private practice.  My initial perceptions were only about the money, deliriously thinking that in private practice I’d make big bucks while at the same time doing what I love practicing physical therapy.  Selfish, I know.  Well I’ve grown much wiser since then.  I’ve learned that such a reality, while not entirely impossible, is not the way I’d want …

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    articleMar 20, 2012 | 6 min. read

    Are you sure you want to open your own practice?

    Our blog post today was written by WebPT member, Dr. Sam Esterson , PT, MA, MBA, DScPT. He is the owner of Esterson and Associates Physical Therapy . He is also the author of a well-received book written in 2003, entitled  Starting & Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice: A Guide for the Rookie Entrepreneur . Dr. Esterson will be a featured guest on this month's webinar. Learn more here . Thanks to Sam for his wise words.  Those forward …

  • articleMar 15, 2012 | 4 min. read

    A Reality Check with Chad Novasic: Starting a Clinic Isn't for Everyone, Part II

    Today we are pleased to present Part II of our interview with  Chad Novasic, PT . Chad received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1988, and has served the Racine and Kenosha areas for the last 13 years in private practice. He has practiced several years in both a long term care setting and an acute care outpatient clinic setting. Chad is the owner of  Alliant Physical Therapy Group . Alliant serves Southeastern Wisconsin with …

  • articleMar 13, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Turf Wars Among Healthcare Providers

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource! Today’s post covers a topic that has been on my mind a lot inthe past month. Turf wars. Ugh, I just gave a little shudder eventhinking about it! The turf wars I’m referring to are the escalating interactions involving bickering among healthcare providers. Anyone who is …

  • articleMar 12, 2012 | 4 min. read

    A Reality Check with Chad Novasic: Starting a Clinic Isn't for Everyone

    Today we are pleased to present an interview with Chad Novasic, PT . Chad received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1988, and has served the Racine and Kenosha areas for the last 13 years in private practice. He has practiced several years in both a long term care setting and an acute care outpatient clinic setting. Chad is the owner of Alliant Physical Therapy Group . Alliant serves Southeastern Wisconsin with several clinics and …

  • articleMar 8, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Mobile Computing Can Be A Pain

    This post was contributed by Stefan Schulz. Stefan Schulz ( @ErgoEye ) is a physical therapist specializing in ergonomics and onsite occupational rehabilitation with PreCare, Inc . As PreCare's Manager of Research & Development, he designs injury prevention programs for corporate clients that focus on ergonomic solutions, training, and Return-to-Work. Electronic record keeping in the health care industry is not without its ironies. One minute, my posture-conscious self is educating a patient with thoracic outlet syndrome on …

  • articleMar 5, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Christine Wood, PT, DPT Started Her Clinic Part II

    Today we're posting Part II of our interview with WebPT member,  Christine Wood, PT, DPT  of Waynesboro, VA. If you'd like to start with Part I, you can check it out here . Thanks Christine!   Tell us about the ugly side of starting a clinic and what you’ve learned. Everything to do with marketing has been ugly. It’s mind-boggling how people don’t understand the things that they themselves are supposed to be the experts in. One …

  • articleMar 1, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Christine Wood, PT, DPT Started Her Clinic Part I

    Today we kick off a month-long series for physical therapists about how to start a clinic. We know that many therapists either dream of starting their own practice or want to become even better business owners. Over the next month, we'll share with you interviews, tips, and tricks about being a therapist entrepreneur. Today we're excited to share Part I of our interview with WebPT member, Christine Wood, PT, DPT of Waynesboro, VA. Thanks to Christine for …

  • articleFeb 24, 2012 | 6 min. read

    Physical Therapy Billing: Mastering the A/R cycle

    This post was authored by WebPT Billing Specialist, Geoff Elledge. The photo of Geoff we used for this post was just too good to pass up. Enjoy! The number one key to mastering your A/R is a good tickler system.   Long term success is all about timely and consistent follow up of your outstanding claims.  In order to get a good handle on this mastering a few key elements will go a long way. The first …

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