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5 Things Your Patients Are Asking For

According to the Deloitte 2016 Consumer Priorities in Health Care Survey,1 your patients, now referred to as health care consumers, are asking for a lot! Can we deliver what they are asking for? I believe we can, but we must listen to our patients very closely.

Dave Townsend

By Dave Townsend, PT, MPT





Electronic Medical Records

When it comes to electronic medical record (EMR) systems, there are two types: web and app. Before we get into the dangers of the web-based system, let’s discuss, at a high level, how these two technologies function.

Adam Aitken

By Adam R. Aitken





INSIDE PPS

EDITOR'S NOTE

Niche Practices

By STACY M. MENZ, PT, DPT, PCS

What is a niche practice? According to Google Dictionary, a niche means “denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.”
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE

What Will You Take Away?

By ALLYSON PAHMER

By the time you read this, we will be less than a month away from the PPS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, November 1-4.
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PAYMENT POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT

Still Keeping Up with Change

By BRIDGIT MOREHOUSE, MPT, MBA

After the revaluing of our Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes in July, everyone is aware that the world of payment is always changing.
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Departments

Administrator's Edge

The Secret to Success
Whether you are the administrator, director, or owner, most likely you are looking for ways to differentiate your practice from your competitors.
By Brian J Gallagher, PT

Advocacy

PPS Advocacy in 2017
It's been a wild ride in Washington during the first eight months of the 115th Congress and the Trump administration.
By Jerry Connolly, PT, CAE

Book Review

Psyched Up
Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed packs a lot of punch into its 269 pages.
By Daniel McGinn | Reviewed by Eric Cardin, PT, MS

Legal Impact

Negotiating Considerations for Letters of Intent
For anyone who spends even a moderate amount of time monitoring the private practice physical therapy marketplace, it is obvious that in recent years there has been a steady stream of business transactions.
By Paul J. Welk, PT, JD

Marketing

The Fit Factor
Defining and messaging physical therapy has long been a challenge for our profession.
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS

What I Believe

Recognize Your Biases
The Graham Sessions is an annual meeting to spark meaningful discussions about the various issues facing the physical therapy profession.
By Bridgit A. Finley, PT, DPT

PPS On The Move

Member Spotlight - Aisha Correa Wilbur, PT, DPT
Aisha Correa Wilbur, PR, DPT, is a PPS member and owner/clinical manager of Willow Physical Therapy in Fairbanks, Alaska. She can be reached at awilbur@willowpt.com

Five Minute Fix - What’s the Difference Between a Marketing Plan and a Marketing System?
A marketing plan is something that acts as a road map toward your goal. The goal could be something like $10,000 per month revenue from cash-pay patients as well as from direct-access referrals.
By Paul Gough, BSC (HONS), MCSP, SRP, HPC

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