• Scheduled Free Time is the First Step toward Better Time Management Image

    articleMar 4, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Scheduled Free Time is the First Step toward Better Time Management

    In this first video of a three-part series, PT and entrepreneurial consultant Jamey Schrier explains how private practice physical therapy owners can better manage their time by scheduling full days of free time (i.e., non-working days). Want to know more? Watch the video or read Jamey’s description below: When was last time you took an entire weekend off from work? If you’re like most PT practice owners, your answer is “not in a very long time!” But …

  • 5 OT Trends You Can Influence in 2015 Image

    articleFeb 4, 2015 | 4 min. read

    5 OT Trends You Can Influence in 2015

    When it comes to improving the value we bring to our clients, there’s no time like the present. These five trends will help our profession grow in 2015. These trends are in motion, but not etched in stone. To bring them to fruition in the OT world, we all have to make an effort. 1. Numbers We need to focus on objectively demonstrating the effectiveness of our care—not only in the interest of increasing reimbursements, but also …

  • One Week at a Time: How PTs Can Achieve Big Goals by Thinking Small Image

    articleJan 30, 2015 | 2 min. read

    One Week at a Time: How PTs Can Achieve Big Goals by Thinking Small

    In this third video of a three-part series, PT and entrepreneurial consultant Jamey Schrier explains how private practice physical therapy owners can achieve their year-long goals and 90-day sprints by pinpointing one key “to-do” each week. Want to know more? Watch the video or read on for Jamey’s description: What is the number-one thing you should be doing next week to grow your practice? If you’re unsure as to what your top priority is over the coming …

  • Chunk It Out: How PTs Can Achieve Year-Long Goals Through Quarterly Sprints Image

    articleJan 29, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Chunk It Out: How PTs Can Achieve Year-Long Goals Through Quarterly Sprints

    In this second video of a three-part series, PT and entrepreneurial consultant Jamey Schrier explains how private practice physical therapy owners can achieve their year-long goals by dividing them into manageable 90-day sprints. Want to know more? Watch the video or read Jamey’s description below: How do you simplify your goal-setting implementation process? Most private practice physical therapy owners have an idea of what they want in the future, but very few have defined a path to …

  • Vision Quest: How PTs Can Develop Year-Long Goals Image

    articleJan 28, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Vision Quest: How PTs Can Develop Year-Long Goals

    In this first video of a three-part series, PT and entrepreneurial consultant Jamey Schrier maps out a process private practice physical therapy owners can use to develop year-long goals. Want to know more? Watch the video or read Jamey’s description below: Are you having difficulty setting goals and achieving them? If so, then check out my new video on how to create meaningful goals that you can actually achieve. Most private practice physical therapy owners don’t have …

  • Compliance Considerations with Holiday Gift Giving Image

    articleDec 11, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Compliance Considerations with Holiday Gift Giving

    The holidays are here; I love this time of year—it’s a time for reflection, for feeling grateful, and for giving gifts. As you create your gift-giving list, you may find yourself adding friends who also are your peers. Unfortunately, a problem can arise when you give a gift to someone who has the ability to refer patients to you, because you could inadvertently violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). This is a good place for me to insert …

  • Direct Access: What are the Risks? Image

    articleOct 9, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Direct Access: What are the Risks?

    All states have amended their PT practice acts to allow for providing some form of PT services under direct access—or, put more simply, treating without a physician referral. But with this right comes added risks. It’s important to understand some of the potential risks and, hopefully, avoid them as much as possible. With that in mind, here are some main points to consider. 1.) Each state has its own rules governing direct access; therefore, it’s important to …

  • Mastering the Metrics for an Exit Image

    articleAug 18, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Mastering the Metrics for an Exit

    A checklist for what matters most to potential buyers of your therapy practice The physical therapy and rehabilitation care industry market is large and growing. Merger and acquisition activity continues to be on the radar for many of our nation's largest rehab therapy providers with six of the ten largest players now owned by private equity firms. There are several reasons for this industry phenomenon, which has driven multiples to a 20-year high and has attracted both …

  • How to Get New Patients: Calling Dr. Google! Image

    articleAug 14, 2014 | 4 min. read

    How to Get New Patients: Calling Dr. Google!

    Brrrring! Just like that, my phone rings, and on the other end of the line is a new patient inquiring about an appointment—a new patient sent from my number-one referral source. This source requires no pandering, office lunches, or thank-you letters, and it will refer hundreds of new patients to your practice, too. Who is it? Dr. Google, of course. Dr. Google is the referral source I have to thank for the majority of new patients who …

  • Compliance and Cash-Based Physical Therapy Services Image

    articleJul 28, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Compliance and Cash-Based Physical Therapy Services

    Many therapists I speak with mistakenly assume that cash-based practice owners don’t need to worry about compliance issues. This faulty assumption could get you in trouble if you plan on offering cash-based physical therapy services in your practice. Here, I’ll address three common compliance myths regarding cash services. Myth #1: You don’t need to worry about billing codes and documentation. Truth: You may be shocked to know that my documentation and billing practices are not that different …

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