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Is My Cash Practice a HIPAA Covered Entity?

I receive quite a few questions regarding compliance issues when discussing the cash based physical therapy practice model. These include; Medicare, HIPAA, patient privacy, documentation, direct access, multiple services etc. In general, it would seem like these issues should apply to a cash-based practice in the same manner as a traditional insurance-based practice, but the…

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Becoming a DPT Student & Starting a Cash-Based Practice

In this short video I describe where I worked before becoming a DPT Student, my business mentorship and the reactions people had when I told them I was starting a cash-based practice directly after graduation.

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Physical Therapy Student to Cash Based Practice Entrepreneur

This month on The CashPT Lunch Hour I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Kevin Prue PT, DPT, CSCS. Dr. Prue is the only other physical therapist I know, besides myself, who started a cash-based practice right after graduating with a physical therapy degree. We also have a few other things in common, we both live in…

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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Medicare and Cash-Based Physical Therapy

I still remember the day a little over five years ago when my excitement turned into apprehension and fear. I had recently started my cash-based private practice and things were going very well. Every call from a prospective new patient was so exciting until I got my first call from a prospective patient who was…

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What’s In Your Web? A Myofascial Release Cash-Based Practice

In this episode of the CashPT Lunch Hour I had the pleasure to interview Phil Tavolacci MSPT. Phil is the owner of TAVO Total Health, a 100% cash-based multi-therapist physical therapy practice in Silver Spring, MD specializing in John Barnes’ Myofascial Release. Phil recently published his first book, What’s In Your Web?: Stories of Fascial…

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The IMPACT of ICD10 on Cash-Based Practice

Happy ICD10 Day! I hope you have had a great summer, beginning of fall and are ready for ICD-10. I actually do not think ICD10 is going to have a huge impact on cash-based practices and we are lucky. Our payments will not be interrupted because of mistakes on the claims. We get paid when the patient…

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Medicare Direct Pay Cash Based Physical Therapy

Take Action! Support the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2015 (H.R. 1650 & S. 1849)

Are you a physical therapist? Are you considering opening a physical therapy cash-based practice? Do you belong to the APTA? (If not, you should) Do you want ALL patients to be able to choose your practice when they need physical therapy? Do you want your mother to be able to choose, without limitation, the best…

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Work On Your Practice Not Just IN Your Practice w/ Jamey Schrier PT, DPT

Wow! I just got off an amazing webinar with Jamey Schrier PT, DPT. Jamey just dropped a huge knowledge bomb that every physical therapy private practice owner needs to hear. Jamey is a physical therapist and private practice owner, who radically changed the way he looked at his goals, business, work obligations and time after…

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Be A Cash-Based PT Champion: Interview with Lenny Macrina MSPT, SCS, CSCS

A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Lenny Macrina MSPT, SCS, CSCS. Lenny has been practice physical therapy for over 11 years and is a certified sports physical therapist. He believes that “the patient comes first, no matter the circumstances.”  He owns Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Waltham, MA with his…

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Insurance Benefits in a Cash-Based Practice

“Do You Take My Insurance?” Do you know what your own insurance benefits are? Do you know your in-network co-pay and deductible? How about your out-of-network co-pay/co-insurance and deductible? What are your physical therapy or rehabilitation benefits? This is a vital concept to grasp and understand so you can answer this question and help your…

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