5 Strategies to Get Out of the Red Show Imposter Syndrome The Red Light Tame Your Temper: Managing Anger to Achieve Excellence Passion Projects: Their Purpose in Your Business
5 Strategies to Get Out of the Red Show Imposter Syndrome The Red Light Tame Your Temper: Managing Anger to Achieve Excellence Passion Projects: Their Purpose in Your Business

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How to Identify Business Scams

Cautionary tales to avoid disrupting your practice.

By Stephen Rapposelli, PT

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Kelly McFarland, PT, DPT-

Committee Chair Letter - February 2023

By Kelly McFarland, PT, DPT

It is a pleasure and privilege for us to be in such a great profession as physical therapists but an even higher privilege for us to see the magnificent impact so many individuals are making on behalf of our profession.
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Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

Editor's Note: February 2023

By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

As we approach the start of the shortest month, I love that this month’s color boasts the longest wavelength of the spectrum.
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Membership Matters

The mission of the Private Practice Section (PPS) is to champion the success of the physical therapist in business. Whether you’ve just joined or are a long-time member, PPS is here to support your efforts and provide the resources and tools to help you meet your goals. But don’t take our word for it, hear from our members about what PPS membership means for them and their business.

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Quick Fix

Utilizing a Profit-Centered Mentality
Is it because therapists most often think of patient care first that we feel guilty thinking about profit? When we work in private practice, it is our profit that keeps us in business.
By Stephan Mackell, MS


Looking to Increase Patient Volume? Plan A Red-Hot Practice Sales Pitch
Good news! Your marketing outreach is yielding results and the opportunities and inquiries are flowing in.
By Pam Cummings


2023 Medicare Regulatory and Payment Updates
On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the calendar year (CY) 2023 final rule for services reimbursed under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).
By Rick Gawenda, PT

Niche Nook

Therapy Good Enough for Your Grandma
How a mobile clinic overcame traditional outpatient barriers
By Carolyn Murphy, PT, DPT, and Jennifer Ellis, PT, DPT

Member Perspectives

Painting the Roses Red
I knew I wanted to go into private practice before I even started physical therapy school. My plan was to get my Doctor of Physical Therapy, serve 20 years in the military, retire, and open a private outpatient orthopedic clinic.
By Liz Plowman, PT, DPT

Practice Management

Red Tape: Streamlining Patient Authorizations
What is a prior authorization? Prior authorizations are a process in which clinical documentation and requested information is submitted to an insurance company or a third party working on behalf of an insurance company to determine if physical therapy treatment is medically necessary.
By Nicole Phearsdorf, BS


Stay Red Hot
As the days get shorter and the temperatures lower, many may feel the low-energy of winter. The vigor of the New Year may have faded for some, but for you, it’s about continuing to build on that red-hot start to 2023. As such, February’s resources are all about keeping that momentum through the last full month of winter.
By Charles Scogna

PPS On The Move

2022 APTA Private Practice Award Winners
On behalf of the Awards Committee we would like to heartily congratulate the winners of the 2022 APTA Private Practice Awards. These prestigious awards, which were presented at the 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition, give us an opportunity to recognize colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to our profession and have championed the success of physical therapist-owned businesses and physical therapists.

2022 Robert G. Dicus Award Winner's Speech
The following is Angela Wilson Pennisi’s Robert G. Dicus Award speech from the 2022 APTA Private Practice Annual Conference in Aurora, Colorado.

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