This course provides basic business strategies every entrepreneur needs to know. In this course, the therapist will learn customer service, “soft skills”, how to start a new practice and how to develop an existing practice.
Additionally, the student will learn how to develop better marketing strategies as well as strengthen his or her management skills. Additionally, this course is designed to provide students with the readiness to seek employment as manual therapists in clinical rehabilitative settings.
Job-seeking skills are taught including developing an effective resume, interviewing skills and overall professionalism. Additionally, in order to maximize business profitability the student is introduced to the concepts of insurance billing and coding for reimbursement of manual therapy services.
Topics include, scope of practice, billing codes, understanding types of insurance cases, handling reimbursement issues and claims filing, dealing with denials, reductions or errors, accurate tax reporting and filing, proper documentation for submitting claims, as well as issues of patient confidentiality and overall business practices for the manual therapist as it relates to the issues of billing, reimbursement and collections.covered in this course with the practice of massage therapy.