Poll Results for the following Question:
What is the state of your practice compared to five years ago?
About the same
Total Respondents: 158
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Things are improving for me, not only within my practice,
but I see greater acceptance in my community from lay people as well as
other healthcare providers. One PT even told my patient to stick with the
acupuncture as it would help him more than physical therapy!
Definately better! Five years ago I was in school and paying
to get to practice, now I am in my clinic (which I made sure each room has
it's own music, unlike the school's clinic where you could hear those next
door) and get paid to treat. My money is still going towards my education,
though..... time and patients :) will bring that to an end!!!
Curious as it may seem, my success came from detaching
myself from the "machine" of insurance billing. I run a strictly cash practice.
This and of itself reduced my operating expenses by 65%. No billing, no
need for billing personel. No expense of bribing lawyers to send personal
injury cases. No waiting forever to get paid. As of this writing I still
have over $26,000.00 in uncollected billing on two cases that have been
settled. You can keep insurance billing.
But don't request your local colleague to cover your
practice during your absence; you're likely to come back and find a] they
didn't follow your policies and procedures and b] you may have lost some
of your patients to them. if you need to have coverage, find someone out
of the area. That's my big lesson on keeping my practice intact.
Just hang in there; acu. is on the rise, and people are
getting familiar with it.
I know more and I don't lose so many people.
acupuncture is best alternative for incurebel.