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Lisa in Bentonville, Arkansas

79 months ago

I just got out of private practice. It is a stressful event to track down insurance reimbursements that you are owed. You need to obtain a medicaid number. I dont know how Florida medicaid is, but arkansas medicaid is very picky after the fact. They will pay for therapy then change their minds and yank the reimbursement back. You really have to have your ducks in a row. I enjoyed the freedom and the income, however, I wont be pursuing private practice in the future.

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OT08 in Orlando, Florida

78 months ago

I am in florida as well but in the Orlando area. Also in the process of starting a practice. Since just one person has replied with some suggestions...how about we try to share ideas...? I am two weeks away. I am in the process of obtaining medicaid number and advertising. There is also another program for 1-3 yrs old (at least in Florida) it is called early steps. You may also have it in Maryland. The website is www.cms-kids.com/default.htm.

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OT califo in Chandler, Arizona

78 months ago

hello

my wife and i are setting up an OT private practice also... would appreciate any info as well that is acquired and will share the info obtained... about time OT's got it together and went out on their own!... pt's do it all the time!!!

regards

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NYinterestOT in Elmhurst, New York

77 months ago

Hey,

I'm interested in going into OT and that is how I came across the forum.

I worked for 10 years at a Third party administration company (insurance company) in NY. I did the credentialing of providers applications to gain acceptance with the plan and bill for services and I also processed medical claims there, so I know a thing or two about the field.

I'm not exactly sure what kind of information you are looking for but there are a few things you must know.

First many things depend on your state and who you will be billing for the services as far as private insurance or medicaid etc....
You must be very careful as someone already stated the insurance many times has to be hunted down to pay so you must be familiar with what is covered, what is not and get pre-authorizations to make sure before any procedures THAT IS THE MOST important precaution so you may get reimubursed. The insurance companies will find the smallest detail to not pay a claim other times it may be due to erorr or incompetence of the workers.
As far as becoming participating with a company well you just simply request an application and you either become contracted as a facility (which will cover all OT's within the practice) and get reimbursed under a general facility name or the proprietor's name depending on the tax id you use. The tax id or EIN (employer identification number) you must obtain from the state. It is used for purposes of taxes just like any vendor or store would use it. Sometimes it is not needed and you can use your social security number (The information is on the back of the W9 form which comes with an application from the companies). The other option is filling out applications for all OT's in the practice. You should contact the individual companies that have clients and plans who are permitted OT visits and get the info and applications directly from them.
95% of applicants are accepted just submit all documents requested on application.

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Pily in Jackson Heights, New York

76 months ago

OT08 in Orlando, Florida said: I am in florida as well but in the Orlando area. Also in the process of starting a practice. Since just one person has replied with some suggestions...how about we try to share ideas...? I am two weeks away. I am in the process of obtaining medicaid number and advertising. There is also another program for 1-3 yrs old (at least in Florida) it is called early steps. You may also have it in Maryland. The website is www.cms-kids.com/default.htm.

Hi. I live in NY. I am in the process on moving to Orlando and I was wondering if you could educate me about the OT salaries in Orlando. I prefer to get this info from OTs who are there in the field. Thanks and I wish you luck on opening your own practice

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Liz in Woodside, New York

75 months ago

Hi This is in response to the person interested in OT from Elmhurst Queens. I have been led to believe that many of the insurance companies are not open to accepting applications to be on their provider lists. They frequently state the network is closed. If you can offer any other information it would be greatly appreciated. If you need some assistance or info about OT in NY let me know.

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Iris Kimberg, MS PT OTR

74 months ago

Marie in Westminster, Maryland said: I'm thinking about starting a private pediatric practice and would appreciate any suggestions on where to get info. about starting one up. I especially need to learn about how to bill insurance companies.

I consult to therapists across the country who want to start private practice and also have many products available to serve as a guide. PLease check out my website www.nytherapyguide.com. Best of luck in your endeavor.

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Private Practice in North Richland Hills, Texas

63 months ago

Marie in Westminster, Maryland said: I'm thinking about starting a private pediatric practice and would appreciate any suggestions on where to get info. about starting one up. I especially need to learn about how to bill insurance companies.

I just came across your post. I assume you have answered your own question by now, but I had my own pediatric private practice and did all my own billing, marketing, etc. If you haven't bought billing software yet, check out QuickPractice (google it). It would fill out my billing forms and I could either print and mail or send them electronically. It was very helpful. Also, I chose to do only private insurance (if you can get on) and didn't treat medicaid patients. I had several forms I had all patients fill out, including the assignment of benefits (to allow insurance to pay me directly for services rendered) and a financial responsibility form, in case we received a denial. Also, I would ask all patients call and get their own therapy benefits and bring them in one their 1st visit. I would have called as well, and compared notes to make sure we both understood what their insurance plan allowed. My practice was VERY busy and I only sold it to focus on another company I started for a product I invented. I still think about doing it again because there is such a huge need out there now! I had occasional denails, but we usually got paid in the end. I hope it is working out well for you!

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Ryan in New York, New York

55 months ago

Liz in Woodside, New York said: Hi This is in response to the person interested in OT from Elmhurst Queens. I have been led to believe that many of the insurance companies are not open to accepting applications to be on their provider lists. They frequently state the network is closed. If you can offer any other information it would be greatly appreciated. If you need some assistance or info about OT in NY let me know.

Hi Liz,

My wife and I are interested in starting a private practice in Nassau, NY and would greatly appreciate any tips you could give. We would basically be starting the practice from scratch (with a pediatric focus), so any suggestions regarding the start-up / client billing process works, etc would be great info. Thanks.

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LtanPT in Elmhurst, New York

49 months ago

I am a PT in Ridgewood Queens NY looking for OTs who might be interested in opening their own practice. my e-mail is ltanpt@hotmail.com. feel free to contact me.

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Iris Kimberg

49 months ago

I sent you a direct email as well, but I just want to make sure you know that there are specific laws in NYS that govern how "unlike" professionals - such as OTs and PTs can form a company together. For starters, you can look at the NYS Dept of Ed website, Office of Professionals for basic info. You want to make sure that the foundation you build your practice on is a solid one!

Iris Kimberg, MS, PT, OTR
www.nytherapyguide.com

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MARCELLE in Orlando, Florida

46 months ago

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANY PT or SLP that will like to partner in Orlando Area to open a privete practice.
Thanks

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Regine in Queens Village, New York

43 months ago

Iris Kimberg said: I sent you a direct email as well, but I just want to make sure you know that there are specific laws in NYS that govern how "unlike" professionals - such as OTs and PTs can form a company together. For starters, you can look at the NYS Dept of Ed website, Office of Professionals for basic info. You want to make sure that the foundation you build your practice on is a solid one!

Iris Kimberg, MS, PT, OTR
www.nytherapyguide.com

Hi Iris, I've been wanting to start a pediatric private practice or a traveling therapist agency but only to NYC, I don't know how to start, if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!

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mhornmandiola in Winter Park, Florida

42 months ago

OT08 in Orlando, Florida said: I am in florida as well but in the Orlando area. Also in the process of starting a practice. Since just one person has replied with some suggestions...how about we try to share ideas...? I am two weeks away. I am in the process of obtaining medicaid number and advertising. There is also another program for 1-3 yrs old (at least in Florida) it is called early steps. You may also have it in Maryland. The website is www.cms-kids.com/default.htm .

Were you able to start your business? I live in Orlando area, and I was wondering about private practice in this area.

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Joy Lee in Central District, Hong Kong

42 months ago

Ryan in New York, New York said: Hi Liz,

My wife and I are interested in starting a private practice in Nassau, NY and would greatly appreciate any tips you could give. We would basically be starting the practice from scratch (with a pediatric focus), so any suggestions regarding the start-up / client billing process works, etc would be great info. Thanks.

Iris provides seminar on how to start your own practice. I have attended her seminar in the past. I have my own private practice (out patient PT ortho focused) but i am currently looking to expand into kids. perhaps opening a sensory based center. It seems like the cpse is heading towards center based practice. liza

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ltanpt@hotmail.com in Flushing, New York

42 months ago

are you in NYC area?

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Kelly in Columbia County, NY

41 months ago

Ryan in New York, New York said: Hi Liz,
My wife and I are interested in starting a private practice in Nassau, NY and would greatly appreciate any tips you could give. We would basically be starting the practice from scratch (with a pediatric focus), so any suggestions regarding the start-up / client billing process works, etc would be great info. Thanks.

Ryan, did you and your wife ever start that practice? I am thinking of doing the same in East Chatham. I would appreciate any information about your experience that you are willing to share. Thank you!

Also, Iris...are you still offering seminars on this topic? I will take a look at your website as well.

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IrisKimberg in Kingston, New York

41 months ago

Hello - Yes I still offer workshops and webinars on all aspects of starting a practice. I may do the Starting a Professional Private Practice as a webinar in the next two months - in the interim, the workbook from the workshop is available online at www.nytherapyguide.com. It is a comprehensive stand alone guide. If you purchase it now, and then participate in the webinar, I will deduct the cost of the workbook from the registration fee.

Let me know if you have any questions, and if you want to get added to my mailing list, email me at infonytherapy@aol.com

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ltanpt@hotmail.com in Flushing, New York

41 months ago

Ryan, my practice is mostly ortho cases and adults. i don't have any kid experience. i am looking into that info as well.

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ltanpt@hotmail.com in Flushing, New York

41 months ago

Ryan, my practice is mostly ortho cases and adults. i don't have any kid experience. i am looking into that info as well.

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

41 months ago

I'm an OT and I started my private pediatric practice last July (www.itskidstherapy.com). I have been slowly building it since then. Right now I work in homes and daycares and the majority of my patients are private pay. My practice has been accepted as a provider for Medicaid/CMS Kids and Tricare. I am also waiting for approval from approximately 10 other insurance companies (including approximately 7 Medicaid replacements). I applied for the Medicaid enrollment on my own and it took me forever to get the application completed. I have since contracted with a medical billing company to apply to the other insurance companies for me ($500) and they were MUCH faster than I was, so I consider it money well spent!

Right now, I homeschool my own children so this arrangement has worked well for me. However, next school year my kids will go to public school full-time. I am thinking I would like to get into a clinic type of setting, especially with gas prices rising. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should look for when I look for a clinic? I don't know much about commercial leases and I definitely don't want to get taken advantage of. Also, if you have any other suggestions, I'd appreciate them (documentation, billing, software, etc). And if there any SLPs in the Tampa/Odessa area of FL that would be interested in joining with me, I'd love to hear from you!

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laney in Tampa, Florida

41 months ago

MARCELLE in Orlando, Florida said: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANY PT or SLP that will like to partner in Orlando Area to open a privete practice.
Thanks

yes OTR/L

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laney in Tampa, Florida

41 months ago

MARCELLE in Orlando, Florida said: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANY PT or SLP that will like to partner in Orlando Area to open a privete practice.
Thanks

walkerea70@aol.com

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ltanpt@hotmail.com in Flushing, New York

41 months ago

Miami, i know but Orlando area, none.

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Hannah in Hempstead, New York

40 months ago

Iive in West Hempstead too and am an Ot starting practice if u want to exchange info I can be contacted at Annejoelle63@hotmail.com

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Hannah in Hempstead, New York

40 months ago

I Iive in West Hempstead too and am an Ot starting practice if u want to exchange info I can be contacted at Annejoelle63@hotmail.com

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

39 months ago

Aurora,

While I'm not interested in moving to Augusta, I'd be happy to share information with you about starting a private pediatric practice. I started mine last July and have grown it very slowly. Right now I am treating children in their homes and daycares, mostly private pay patients while I waited for insurance contracts to come through. I just got 3 contracts in the mail this week, so I'm hopeful that I can increase my caseload and eventually open a small office/clinic. Please feel free to email me at klhazelton@gmail.com and ask questions or make suggestions. Good luck!

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Fran OT in Colorado Springs, Colorado

39 months ago

Marie in Westminster, Maryland said: I'm thinking about starting a private pediatric practice and would appreciate any suggestions on where to get info. about starting one up. I especially need to learn about how to bill insurance companies.

There is a new book available on amazon called 'The Small Patient Practice; A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Pediatric PT, OT or SLP Solo Practice, Including Medical Documentation, Billing and Coding'
Everyone I know who has read it says it is really helpful.

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Susan in Atlanta, Georgia

38 months ago

Interesting topic! I had a peds priv practice (OT) utilizing my home pool,parks, home and daycare visits, for approx 7 yrs in Jacksonville, FL . Initially it was very successful however reimbursements, denials, etc continued to worsen with repeated submits, etc from approx ( costing more to pay medical billing specialist) so I elected to shift to travel therapy. If this is your sole source of income I would suggest maintaining approx 3-4 months living expenses at all times for inconsistencies in payment(unless this has improved.)

Around 2008 thier began to be a trend that individual sole proprietors ( therapists) were not able to get on the provider lists because we were not associated with a clinic or outpt hospital setting.

Does anyone know now in the Jacksonville, FL or Atlanta, GA are if this is the case? Have most in private practice gone to private pay only? Can you actually get on the provider lists? Has anyone become an independent contractor with the school systems? My understanding is they are now billing Medicaid for OT services. Has anyone been successful developing their own contract with the school system for an amount less than the Medicaid rate but more than what one can get paid if working for a travel company? The travel companies are obviously paying the therapist less than what they have contracted for ( despite paying benefits, etc). As a sole practitioner it is possible to get your own benefits, malpactice, etc....or do the schools have a no compete clause to consider an individual therapists offer when they have a relationship with a travel company. I havn't worked as a travel therapist for 3 years but just wonder why or if anyone has done this as an individual?

I realize I've included lots of questions !!! Just trying to get any current opinions.....wil also check out the books and the resource Iris mentioned above. Thanks for any input! Trying to decide if returning to private practice is feasible!

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Kim Hazelton in Lutz, Florida

38 months ago

There are quite a few resources out there available for those of us trying to work independently. I have used the ebook "The Independent Clinician's Guide to Private Patients" from The Independent Clinician at www.independentclinician.com, and the DVD course "Starting and Running a Pediatric Private Practice" from Therapy Seminars at www.therapyseminarsllc.com. The DVD course also provided me with 6 hours of continuing ed. While they both have a lot of helpful information, there were still areas that I felt were not covered by either resource and I've just had to take a giant leap of faith and do what I thought was the right next step.

Susan, I worked in the school systems in TN for over 9 years and got burnt out over the limitations to therapy in that setting, so I have not looked into contracting with the schools now that I've started my private practice. I did work for a private clinic that has a contract to work for the special needs charter schools (which fall under the public school umbrella) here in Hillsborough County Florida, so I would assume it's possible to contract with the school system here as a private practitioner. I don't believe the schools have a no-compete clause for anything.

I'm not sure how to answer your question regarding being a sole provider getting on insurance provider lists. I have recently finalized several contracts with insurance companies, but I incorporated my business. So that may be the difference (sole provider vs. small corporation). The problem I'm running into with the insurance companies is that they are refusing to pay for home visits for the children I see. They are willing to approve clinic visits, but I don't have a clinic (yet). So the majority of my patients are still private-pay. Needless to say, in this economy, it's more difficult to find parents wiling/able to pay for therapy out of their own pockets.

I hope I've been able to provide some helpful information!

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Kim Hazelton in Lutz, Florida

38 months ago

There are quite a few resources out there available for those of us trying to work independently. I have used the ebook "The Independent Clinician's Guide to Private Patients" from The Independent Clinician at www.independentclinician.com, and the DVD course "Starting and Running a Pediatric Private Practice" from Therapy Seminars at www.therapyseminarsllc.com. The DVD course also provided me with 6 hours of continuing ed. While they both have a lot of helpful information, there were still areas that I felt were not covered by either resource and I've just had to take a giant leap of faith and do what I thought was the right next step.

Susan, I worked in the school systems in TN for over 9 years and got burnt out over the limitations to therapy in that setting, so I have not looked into contracting with the schools now that I've started my private practice. I did work for a private clinic that has a contract to work for the special needs charter schools (which fall under the public school umbrella) here in Hillsborough County Florida, so I would assume it's possible to contract with the school system here as a private practitioner. I don't believe the schools have a no-compete clause for anything.

I'm not sure how to answer your question regarding being a sole provider getting on insurance provider lists. I have recently finalized several contracts with insurance companies, but I incorporated my business. So that may be the difference (sole provider vs. small corporation). The problem I'm running into with the insurance companies is that they are refusing to pay for home visits for the children I see. They are willing to approve clinic visits, but I don't have a clinic (yet). So the majority of my patients are still private-pay. Needless to say, in this economy, it's more difficult to find parents wiling/able to pay for therapy out of their own pockets.

I hope I've been able to provide some helpful information!

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Fran OT in Colorado Springs, Colorado

38 months ago

Outpatient therapy can be provided in the home, a clinic, or the therapist's office. There is no difference in reimbursement from the insurance companies. I have found it is sometimes easier to get insurance contracts as a solo practitioner, but sometimes you don't even need a contract.
The book "The Small Patient Practice" was just published this year and addresses most of the things Pediatric Therapists face when dealing with insurance companies, including current trends.
Most school districts don't expect Medicaid to cover the full cost of services, they just look at it as supplemental income for services they are already required to provide.

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

38 months ago

Fran, I agree with you in theory, but in practice I have not been able to get the insurance companies to agree to paying for treatment in the home. I met with the Tricare/Humana representative and was told in no uncertain terms that they WOULD NOT cover treatment provided in a patient's home. And I'm in discussions now with CIGNA because my contract states that therapy services provided in any location other than the one listed on the contract (which is my home address) are specifically excluded. I had one Medicaid pt a few years ago, and they DID pay for the home visits. Maybe I'm not working with the right insurance companies! lol If you have any hints or advice to get the reimbursements, I'd definitely appreciate them!

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Fran OT in Colorado Springs, Colorado

38 months ago

I am a Tricare provider and I see all of my patients on an outpatient basis in their homes. Every insurance company has a policy that both parties will comply with Medicare rules. You can cite
Medicare Benefit Policy manual, Pub 100-02, chapter 15, 230.4

as your authority to see outpatients in their homes. Even though you are seeing children, the rule still applies.
But most important, not all of the employees of every insurance company understand or need to know this rule. Most will think you want to provide home health care and that will not be authorized, because the patient would have to qualify for home healthcare services provided by a home healthcare agency. The people who need to know this rule (payment office) will know it.
So when you request an authorization for services, do not mention 'in the home', just say outpatient OT, then when you actually bill for the services and use outpatient OT codes with 'patient home-12' as location of service, you will be paid. Your office is still the office your have listed with the insurance company and that is still the office you work from, but the location of service is the home.
I have to admit when I first started doing this, I did have a stand-off with one of the TRIWEST case nurses, but I finally contacted a higher level administrative supervisor who was quite aware of the rule and I never had a problem again. It is best to avoid the angst of confrontation, you just need an outpatient authorization and it will be up to you to correctly bill for payment.

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

38 months ago

Fran, Your response was incredibly helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such detailed information. I will definitely use this information in my current talks with CIGNA and Tricare/Humana, as well as with future insurance contracts.

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JoanJOT in Portland, Oregon

36 months ago

I live in Portland Oregon and just started a LLC -I am attempting to see patients in their homes/schools/communities and am going through the insurance credentialing process. This conversation was very helpful for me. If anyone has other words of advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am using my home address as the LLC and hopefully will be able to have an office space eventually. What do you all think are the best marketing strategies to use?

Thanks much

JoanJOT
Oregon

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JoanJOT in Portland, Oregon

36 months ago

I live in Portland Oregon and just started a LLC -I am attempting to see patients in their homes/schools/communities and am going through the insurance credentialing process. This conversation was very helpful for me. If anyone has other words of advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am using my home address as the LLC and hopefully will be able to have an office space eventually. What do you all think are the best marketing strategies to use?

Thanks much

JoanJOT
Oregon

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

36 months ago

JoanJOT,

Congratulations on starting your private practice! I started mine a little over a year ago and am still seeing pediatric patients in their homes and preschools at this time. I would love to be in an office, but I don't have a caseload large enough at this time to support it.

In addition to the advice offered in this thread, I would also recommend that you join LinkedIn if you haven't already. I have recently joined LinkedIn and have gained a good deal of information on there in the specialty groups.

Good luck to you in your new venture!

Kim

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OTR in Grovetown, Georgia

36 months ago

Is a physician's referral needed for private pay clients?

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OTR in Grovetown, Georgia

36 months ago

JoanJOT in Portland, Oregon said: I live in Portland Oregon and just started a LLC -I am attempting to see patients in their homes/schools/communities and am going through the insurance credentialing process. This conversation was very helpful for me. If anyone has other words of advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am using my home address as the LLC and hopefully will be able to have an office space eventually. What do you all think are the best marketing strategies to use?

Thanks much

JoanJOT
Oregon

How did you start your LLC?

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OTR in Brandon, Florida

36 months ago

Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida said: JoanJOT,

Congratulations on starting your private practice! I started mine a little over a year ago and am still seeing pediatric patients in their homes and preschools at this time. I would love to be in an office, but I don't have a caseload large enough at this time to support it.

In addition to the advice offered in this thread, I would also recommend that you join LinkedIn if you haven't already. I have recently joined LinkedIn and have gained a good deal of information on there in the specialty groups.

Good luck to you in your new venture!

Kim

Kim,
I am a member of LinkedIn as well. What groups have you joined to assist you in researching?
I am a member of LinkedIn as well.

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

36 months ago

"Pediatric and School Based Therapy Group" and the subgroup "Pediatric Therapy Clinic/Private Practice Owner/Manager Subgroup" have been the most helpful. I use the message boards to ask questions and get advice from other members.

I have also found another private practice OT in another state and we help each other out. We discuss insurance questions, continuing ed (actually met each other at one!), and other business issues. I have found this to be a very helpful relationship without having to worry about being in competition.

Are you a private practice OT? You're not too far from me. If you'd like to share tips and questions, feel free to message me.

Best of luck!

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natalie in Grovetown, Georgia

36 months ago

I am at the very early stages of developing a private OT practice...I am doing a lot of research (indep clinician and Iris Kimberg's site)...For those already in private practice, I have two questions...how did you choose your malpractice insurance? and how did you set-up your business website? Any info would be greatly appreciated...

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JoanJOT in Portland, Oregon

36 months ago

Thanks for all the advice! I just started my practice, got my state business license, and finally got my liability insurance. HPSO is fair to go through, although their rates were high for me since I will be providing therapy in the community. I am working on logo and website design, as well as insurance credentialing.

Does anyone use a company to help bill insurance? If so, is it worth it? What about documentation? Do you do this online for insurance billing or use a type of electronic online record for evals/notes?

JoanJOT

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

36 months ago

Since my practice is still relatively small, I only have 2 insurance clients at this time. I have found OfficeAlly (www.officeally.com) to be a good way to bill insurance companies. They're FREE to use, and after you sign up, they will give you a free tutorial over the phone. Once you do one or two claims, it's relatively easy.

They also have other products to help you keep track of scheduling, do billing, documentation, etc. I am able to keep track of all of this on my own at this time, but will definitely consider using them for these services in the future when the time comes.

Hope this has been helpful!

Kim

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OTR in Brandon, Florida

36 months ago

How did you market yourself besides using a website? I'm looking for ways to generate traffic to a website. I believe if people see a respectable looking website, they would be willing to try you out.

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Kim Hazelton in Odessa, Florida

36 months ago

Therabill,

Can you tell me where to find the reviews you are referring to? As I said in my last post, OfficeAlly is meeting my needs right now. But as my practice grows and I have a need of additional services, I'd like to be able to look at reviews before committing to a company or program.

Thank you.

OTR in Brandon,
I have gotten the majority of my clients from word of mouth. I started with one patient, and his mother told a friend about me, and so on. I have also talked to Moms' Groups and done free screenings at some local daycares. To be honest, the daycare screenings were very time consuming and didn't yield the clients I had hoped. I have gotten a few clients from the Moms' Groups and they have referred me to their friends as well. The website seems to be most helpful AFTER a parent has either met me or heard of me from a friend. It's just a way for them to gather more information about me before they contact me. I believe it helps to have a picture of yourself on the website too. Several parents have mentioned that they liked seeing what I looked like before they called me or had me come to their house.

I hope this has helped.

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Therabill in Grayslake, Illinois

36 months ago

In addition. Please see the member reviews of Therabill at therabill.healthcarebillingreview.com/

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Therabill in Grayslake, Illinois

36 months ago

Ok. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Me and my wife had a baby on Sunday night (we weren't expecting him to arrive until October 7th).

Here is a link to the KLAS performance ratings of Office Ally as a clearinghouse. www.klasresearch.com/Research/Segments/?ID=132
They used to have one check in the confidence rating... but they have lost that one checkmark and now have zero confidence ratings.

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JoanJOT in Tolleson, Arizona

35 months ago

Has anyone had success in providing parents with a reciept/bill and having them submit themselves for out of network reimbursement? Im considering taking private pay clients only to start (which will significantly decrease the patients I can see) until I get certified through all the insurance companies.

Also, has anyone used an online documentation system? I will probably use office ally for billing, but what about a EMR for daily documentation or evaluations?

Thanks much for your suggestions

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