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Webinar Recording: Starting a PT/OT Practice – Recorded March 4, 2021

Yearly Members: Access the Recording Here

Monthly and Non-Members: Purchase Here

This course covers many of the biggest issues facing physical and occupational therapists when the begin their own practices.  The course focuses on legal and compliance issues such and choosing an entity, enrollment and contracting with payers, staffing, equipment, accounting, and choosing practice space.  The purpose of the course is to give therapists a solid introduction and base of information to make the informed choice on starting their own practice.

Course Objectives

    • Participants will be able to differentiate between legal entities for their practices;
    • Participants will demonstrate a knowledge of enrollment in government and private payers;
    • Participants will have a better understating of the referral process and how to steadily increase referrals;
    • Participants will understand the basic legal issues around staffing and employment;
    • Participants will be able to identify office space that is appropriate for a therapy practice;
    • Participants will be introduced to the basics of marketing and accounting in a therapy practice; and
    • Participants will know what forms and documents they need for basic HIPAA and state compliance.


PT: This webinar will quality for 1.0 hour of PT CME credit in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NE, NV, NH, NC, ND, NM, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY

OT: This webinar will quality for 1.0 hour of OT CME credit in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MN, MS, MO, NC, NE, NV, NH, ND, NM, OK, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY

Speaker: Cary B. Edgar, JD, is the president of PT Management Support Systems LLC (PTM) which provides outpatient physical and hand therapy development, management and consulting services throughout the United States.  Cary is a recognized expert on both the financial and regulatory aspects of therapy practices and has helped to start over 100 PT practices.  He is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on PT/OT strategic planning, benchmarking and financial analysis, incentive compensation plans and utilization trends.  Cary obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and JD from Northwestern University. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

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