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An End to a Year When Two Things Can be True at the Same Time

Typically, my year end message sums up the business climate in the therapy industry, summarizing my accomplishments and those of the therapists I am fortunate to work with, along with words of gratitude. Notwithstanding the fact that this has been a successful year in most regards, I have also been distracted and consumed by the …

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Worksheet on New 2024 CareGiver Training Services CPT Codes – effective 1/1/2024

2024 Worksheet on Caregiver Codes  Please note: CMS has approved these codes for OT PT and ST effective 1/1/2024. Although CMS is the gold standard for commercial carriers, and many follow their lead in approved CPT codes, do not assume that all carriers will automatically approve and pay for the codes. Additionally, as with all codes, …

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To Increase Giving, Non Profits May Need That Lucky Number

Reprinted from the NYTimes Ron Lieber 9/16/2023.  A great and timely article that is a good follow up to the recent webinar we hosted on Considerations When Therapists Start a Non-Profit.  This speaks directly to ideas for fundraising. The donor note came over the transom like any other: A contributor was hoping that the minimum …

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I Wrote this in 2020 – Its Relevance Remains – The Intersection of the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, COVID-19 and Therapists Today

We all have watershed moments in life. Turning points, and exact moments that change the direction of an activity or situation and usually the direction of one’s life. Typically considered momentous, though often recognized only in hindsight. The longer you live, the more watershed moments you experience and integrate into the landscape of your life. …

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apexINSPIRE invites the world to join the Virtual Autism Summit 2023: ‘Deepening a Spectrum of Solutions for Tomorrow’

San Clemente, USA – Over the past few years, the conversation around autism has shifted from that of a disease or a disorder to a diverse group of neurodiverse individuals with their own special gifts. This year, Apex Social Group would like to invite you to the apexINSPIRE Autism Summit – “Deepening a Spectrum of …

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Read this article if you are thinking about offering Home Modification or Aging in Place services, are a mobile Med Part B therapist, thinking about becoming one, or why you should if you are not!

Understanding What Makes Senior Towns in Iowa “Smart” Posted Mar 7, 2023 – Iowa State University.  Ilona Matysiak, Sociology and Criminal Justice, matysiak@iastate.eduDavid Peters, Sociology and Criminal Justice, dpeters@iastate.edu, 515-294-6303 Rachel Cramer, rcramer@iastate.edu, 515-294-6136 AMES, IA — With the youngest baby boomers sliding into retirement, adults aged 65 and older are expected to outnumber children by 2030. The …

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Increasing Operation Costs Make it Difficult for Some Private Practices to Stay Open

If you need help defending why you may need to ask for a fee increase, read this! It’s a good use of data to prove your point about increasing operating costs of running a practice. Here’s a practice that got some publicity from their local news channel discussing this. Reprinted from Spectrum News BY ALEXIS BELL CHARLOTTE …

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Cleveland Clinic Charges for Physician Email Responses – Why Aren’t You???

Dollars for Their Thoughts – More Hospitals and Practices are Charging for Doctors’ Email Responses to Patient Queries Reprinted from the NY Times January 24, 2023 By Benjamin Ryan  Jan. 24, 2023 My two cents and then I encourage everyone to read the article. Practice owners know that their “non direct services” including phone calls, emails responses, video …

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