The Drama-Free Workplace Journey Mapping Guides Your Practice Down the Right Path How to Address Blind Spots Before They Create Friction in Your Team To Grow Or Not To Grow, That Is The Question
The Drama-Free Workplace Journey Mapping Guides Your Practice Down the Right Path How to Address Blind Spots Before They Create Friction in Your Team To Grow Or Not To Grow, That Is The Question

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Smoothing the Billing Process to Achieve Faster Payment

The priority for a billing company is to help their clients get paid quickly and correctly. Unfortunately, many payers don’t share that priority. In fact, they are strongly motivated to find ways to NOT pay valid claims, creating friction in the A/R cycle.

By Jessica Matherne





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INSIDE PPS

COMMITTEE CHAIR LETTER
Mike Horsfield, PT, MBA

Committee Chair Letter - August 2022

By Brenda Grumley

FRICTION! Many of us would prefer to avoid conflict, and yet in any workplace, friction is inevitable, because we are dealing with people and ideas.
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EDITOR'S NOTE
Kristen Wilson

August 2022

By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

It’s hot. Like really hot. It’s so hot you can see heat waves coming off the pavement, the ice in your margarita melts between the kitchen and the patio, and the sweat drips down your face faster than you thought gravity would allow.
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

August 2022

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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Departments

Quick Fix

Plan to Succeed by Planning Ahead
Use long-term planning to avoid the last-minute surprises that can prevent your practice from running smoothly.
By Elizabeth Baxter, MS

Compliance

Common Questions and Answers Regarding Physical Therapist Assistants
Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are integral members of the private practices where they are employed. However, care must be taken to ensure the work they do is in compliance with all legal regulations, as those that apply to PTAs are different from those that apply to physical therapists.
By Rick Gawenda, PT

Marketing


Connecting with Your Community
Connecting with the community is an essential part of marketing for any physical therapy practice — it means meeting your community where their needs are, building relationships, and bringing value to people beyond the walls of your clinic.
By Peter Decoteau

Advocacy


Advocacy in Action
There are 435 seats in U.S. House of Representatives. Following the constitutionally mandated census every 10 years, these 435 seats are redistributed across the 50 states.
By Alpha Lillstrom Cheng, JD, MA

Member Perspectives

Three Steps to Effective Conflict Resolution for Business and Home Success
If you are a physical therapist, you may very well possess certain traits woven into your very soul that make you lousy at conflict resolution.
By Stephen Rapposelli, PT

Practice Management

How to Terminate an Employee: Document, Document, Document
“Document, document, document” is the mantra that most, if not all, employment lawyers will tell their clients, big or small, who are faced with a problem employee who may ultimately need to be discharged for not measuring up to expectations.
By Allen Andrascik, Esq

Resources

Ease the Friction of Doing Business
The featured resources this month will help smooth your way on the business front, providing a mix of some tools that will increase your knowledge and others that will guide you to a healthy work-life balance.
By Elizabeth Baxter, MS

PPS On The Move

Slate of Candidates for 2022 Elections
Posted for your consideration is the slate of candidates presented by the Private Practice Section Nominating Committee to serve on the PPS Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, beginning in November 2022.

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