6 Reasons Why I Don’t Accept Insurance

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When I opened my private psychotherapy practice, I made a decision to accept private-pay clients only. This means I accept payment by cash, check, credit card, or PayPal. More importantly, it means I do not bill or “accept insurance.” I do not participate in the payment or reimbursement process with insurance companies. This is an important boundary for me as…

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Will a Concierge or Subscription Model for Physical Therapy Work?

The Concierge or Subscription model of physical therapy can definitely work. It depends on how you package it and what YOU want. There are a few things to take into consideration: increasing the value for patients, increasing your income and considering how it works ethically and legally. What is Concierge Physical Therapy? Concierge Physical Therapy…

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The Top 10 Things You Must Do to Get New Patients

10 Ways to get new patients

Here are a few common questions I am asked when coaching a business owner through marketing a Cash-Based PT Practice: Why aren’t people calling/emailing for an appointment? Why won’t “doctors” refer patients to me? Who Do I ask for new patients? There are lots of reasons people don’t contact you for an appointment. 1) They don’t understand

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Start Up. Step Up. Stand Out. The CashPT Lunch Hour w/ Paul Potter, PT

In this episode of the CashPT Lunch Hour I had the honor and privilege to interview Paul Potter. I first met Paul earlier this year at CSM 2015. He contacted me about meeting in person and being a guest on his podcast. Right off the bat, I knew Paul was genuinely interested in helping others. He…

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Is My Cash Practice a HIPAA Covered Entity?

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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

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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 & Cash-Based Physical Therapy

Jarod Carter ebook Medicare Cash Based Physical Therapy

This is # 3 of a 3 part series on Medicare. Check out Part 1: Medicare: My Story & Part 2: Medicare Enrollment – PAR or NON-PAR? ———– 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…

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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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