Mobile PT: Real-life Application

Episode 155: Mobile PT: Real-life Application

Should you jump into Mobile PT? The short answer: if it’s right for you and where you are! There’s no one way to do things. Tune in to learn the truths and realities about doing Mobile PT, and how to succeed with it.  

Key Takeaways/Points 

  • Sticking to Insurance-only model will only get you so far 
  • Incorporate cash-based 
  • Mobile PT can be a vertical in your practice model 
  • You have to assess your practice 
  • Learn how to keep your therapists above 85% efficiency 
  • Don’t use Mobile PT as a distraction from private practice ownership 
  • Establish your structure and services you would be providing 
  • If doing cash-based Mobile PT, you won’t be treating Medicare 
  • Do not overlook Compliance 
  • Pros: 
    • Treatment in the safety of home/office is ideal 
    • No loss of travel time 
    • You’ll get great visit and home program compliance  
    • Autonomy 
  • Cons: 
    • Lack of a team 
    • Occasional lack of space and equipment 
    • Lack of structured schedule (flexibility, but less stability) 
    • How to market (especially with cash model) 
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