Have you pondered the concept of cash based programs and how that might work in the outpatient setting? In this course, I will discuss the various options you have as a practice owner to incorporate cash into your business.
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1) Participants will understand the reasons to consider cash based programming in the outpatient clinic
2) Participants will have a basic understanding of covered vs non-covered services and how can they ensure they are meeting guidelines in their collections process.
3) Participants will understand the various types of cash programs which could increase revenue in an outpatient clinic
6:00 – 7:45 Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 Q&A
Christy Smitheran, PT, completed her undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then pursued a master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University Fresno graduating in May 2000. Mrs. Smitheran has extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation working with patients from a variety of centers including Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, CareMeridian, Village Healthcare Centers, No Limit Physical Therapy and finally Precision Rehabilitation. Over the last 18 years she has been a leader in the areas of spinal cord injury, stroke rehabilitation, amputations, balance rehabilitation, and wheelchair seating and positioning. Currently, Ms. Smitheran co-owns Precision Rehabilitation and has been featured on various radio and television programs with her work in neurological rehabilitation. Her commitment to advanced technology has earned her advancing publicity. This technology includes ReWalk where Mrs. Smitheran helps people with paralysis walk again.
Mrs. Smitheran completed her certification in Neuro-Developmental Technique (NDT) and is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP). Additional, she is a certified Ride Designs custom seat system provider and has grown a wheelchair seating clinic with expert clinicians. People from all over the world have traveled to Precision Rehabilitation to be evaluated by Mrs. Smitheran. She is also LSVT ® BIG certified to help patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Parkinson’s-like symptoms use exercise to improve function.
Mrs. Smitheran has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach in the Physical Therapy program and has conducted presentations on spinal cord injury, wheelchair assessment, and private practice ownership to other universities including University of Southern California and California State University, Fresno. She is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association and RESNA. She is a certified Clinical Instructor (CI) through the APTA helping her to serve universities across the nation with student clinical rotations.
Recommended Reading: It is recommended that participants review APTA’s website on Cash Based PT Practice. apta.org/Payment/Billing/CashPractice/
2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs (approval pending)
Instruction Level: Basic
Format: Lecture with on-line Q&A. Text with the speakers during the live presentation.
Target Audience: PT, PTA, and Students. Open to all Allied Health Professionals
Registration received by June 18, 2019
$25 APTA PT members
All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received by June 18. No refunds after June 18, 2019.