Should you accept Insurance?Do you have questions about insurance? You know, the type of questions that you don’t really want to ask your fellow therapists for fear of ridicule? As you’ve probably heard before, there are no stupid questions—especially when it comes to insurance. The world of insurance is very cavernous and murky, and sometimes it’s hard to navigate through it all. But we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll tackle those burning questions that you probably have about insurance but didn’t want to ask. Don’t worry—every therapist who’s ever considered accepting insurance has asked these same questions. Let’s get started with the answers.
How To Reduce No-Shows in Your Private Therapy PracticeOnce you have established yourself as a private therapy provider in your own practice, and you have a pretty steady influx of patients, there is still one major thing that you will find often annoys you. That would be the no-show. Unfortunately, every therapist in every type of therapy practice has to deal with a no-show, and some even on a daily basis. Not only can it put your whole day behind schedule, but it can also cause irritation for your other patients, as well as a loss of revenue for you. There are some things you can do to cut down the number of no-shows in your therapy practice.
What are Insurance Panels?Are you interested in getting on insurance panels, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll navigate through the steps you need to take to get credentialed with insurance companies.
Improve Your Rank on GoogleAs a therapist, search engine optimization (SEO) is probably the last thing on your to-do list. You know that you need to get it done, but you have no idea how to get started. The prospect sounds so daunting. Among the questions you may be asking yourself are:
- What exactly is SEO?
- What factors affect your website’s ranking on search engines like Google?
- How do you get a higher ranking for your website on search engines like Google?
- What’s the easiest way to improve your ranking?
Hiring an Accountant for Your Private PracticeDo you dread the idea of handling and reconciling your business finances? That’s because you’re a therapist and not an accountant. But when you hang your shingle in private practice, you also become a small business, and bookkeeping becomes a big concern. That big concern can snowball into an even bigger concern if you don’t have a system for handling it. You need a strategy for managing your business finances and sometimes the best solution is to hire someone else to do it. While you’re busy doing what you love, why not hire someone else to do the things you don’t love? But before you start working with an accountant, there are a few things you need to consider. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of hiring an accountant along with the best practices to follow.
Should You Offer a Sliding Scale?If you’re looking for one guaranteed way to make a therapist cringe, ask about sliding scales. Specifically:
- Do you offer a sliding scale?
- Why don’t you offer it?
- Should you offer it?
- What is an appropriate minimum rate for a sliding scale?
- How do you decide who deserves reduced rates?