Ignite Positive Change
By Elizabeth Baxter, MS
Spark a chain reaction of positivity in the world around you by leveraging this month’s resources for the betterment of your community, both inside and outside your practice.
Because five heads are better than one, the PPS Peer2Peer NetWorks offer PPS members who are the top executive in their practice the opportunity to share their expertise with a small group of their peers, working together to develop strategic plans and hold one another accountable to them. Each group meets regularly to share best practices, discuss hot topics, build lifelong friendships, and strengthen both their own and their colleagues’ practices, which in turn creates a better environment for their employees and patients.
Applications for 2023 are now open!
Get it here: https://bit.ly/3w7bpDh
STATE PAYER ADVOCACY RESOURCE CENTER
By PPS and APTA
APTA and PPS collaborated to bring you new materials to help you succeed with payer advocacy in your state. These resources are provided as part of a new joint initiative (the State Payer Advocacy Resource Center or SPARC) to arm you with the tools you need to succeed in advocating for your patients with state-regulated payers.
Watch this space for more resources to help with prior authorizations, utilization management hassles and telehealth, with more to come as the SPARC grows. And always remember that when using these materials, we are here to help!
Get it here: https://bit.ly/2XR2qHn
LEGISLATIVE ACTION TOOLS
By APTA and PPS
It takes only a few minutes to advocate for not just your own patients but the entire industry by logging in to APTA’s Legislative Action Center and sending prewritten messages to your legislators in support of bipartisan initiatives related to physical therapy. And if you’d like to get even more involved, you can apply to become a PPS Key Contact. Each Key Contact is designated as the primary PPS contact for a legislator from their own district and will be trained on how to build relationships with legislators and educate them on issues faced by physical therapists and their patients.
Get it here: https://bit.ly/3w9KbvB
PRESENT A WEBINAR
If you have any specialized knowledge, whether it’s exhaustive research you’ve conducted into the perfect piece of new equipment, advanced tricks for using a particular brand of bookkeeping software, or a marketing secret sauce that’s reliably drawn in new patients, passing that wisdom on to your fellow PPS members through a webinar is a great way to have a positive impact on the field of physical therapy beyond your own clinic.
Get it here: https://bit.ly/3FqME9l
“10 WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES CAN GIVE BACK WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK”
The items on this list of ideas for paying it forward are extremely achievable for a private practice and can be tailored to your own and your community’s needs. Whether you select one of the suggestions offered or just use them to jump-start a brainstorming session for other ways you can contribute to your community, social responsibility initiatives often double as marketing efforts, so you can kill two birds with one stone — or, better yet, house two birds with one nest, to stick to the charitable theme.
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Elizabeth Baxter, MS, is a staff writer for PPS who resides in New York City.