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The Group Practice Exchange

The Group Practice Exchange Podcast is a place for group practice owners, where we talk candidly about business ownership and leadership. From practice building tips to live coaching to real talk episodes with other group practice owners, we are the resource you have been looking for to grow your group practice.
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Dec 22, 2017

In this episode, I'm going to cover 5 things you can do when a clinician leaves your practice. 

Dec 15, 2017

In this episode, we're going to cover what goes into making your group practice stand apart + how to get the clinicians you want applying to your practice. 

Nov 14, 2017

In this episode, we're going to cover cultivating a positive workplace both with your independent contractors and your own employees. 

Nov 2, 2017

In today’s episode we’re getting into all the different hats we wear as group practice owners.

 

I have seven hats that I feel like all of us wear as group practice owners to discuss today. Hopefully, they resonate with you or they get you thinking about hats you wear in your practice without even realizing it!

Oct 26, 2017

Today we’re talking about everything that goes into finding the balance you need in your role as a leader.

 

We'll talk about balancing life and balancing business. How can we create the life that we want through balancing our personal and professional life? 

 

I also have a couple of exercises for you to work on to create balance specifically for you. 

Oct 12, 2017

Today we’re talking about everything that goes into finding the perfect clinician for your practice. 

Are you having a hard time finding the right therapist for your practice? 

We'll go over a list of reasons why you might be struggling to hire or keep therapists for your practice. 

Be sure to check out this blog post on the subject and download your free worksheet here!

Oct 5, 2017

Today we’re covering all your IC + W2 needs!

We'll cover what it means to be an Independent Contractor, the questions you'll need to ask yourself about how to include Independent Contractors in your practice, and more. 

Be sure to check out previous episodes for more tips, tricks + answers to all your group practice questions.

Sep 28, 2017

In this episode, I talk about things you should ask your attorney to make sure things are running legally and efficiently in your group practice.

Aug 22, 2017

 

In this episode, I interview the author of the Profit First book, Mike Michalowicz. I think episode Mike:

  • Goes over a group practice owner's profit first assessment and gives feedback (see PDF below to follow the interview)
  • Explains profit first
  • How niching is key to increasing profits
  • Talks about how to implement profit first in your personal life
  • How to redefine an industry by being a profit first business and changing the rules
  • It's not about only cutting costs, its about increasing margin too!
  • How Mike uses Profit First in his personal life
Aug 15, 2017

Today's quick tip of the day is all about where to find the right therapists for your group practice. Listen to episode 22 first to figure out who is a good fit for your practice's needs before you listen.

Aug 8, 2017

In today's quick tip of the day, I talk about how to request a fee schedule increase with insurance companies. Check out my blog for a document template as well!

Aug 1, 2017

In today's Quick Tip of the Day, I talk about how to figure out who you need to hire in order to have the clinicians you need in your practice.

Jul 10, 2017

In todays episode we talk about when to move to a larger space. I talk to Kristen Hick, a group practice owner in Denver Colorado. In this episode, we talk about the idea of trying to decide when it is time to move from a one office space to a multi-office space, and we process different thoughts relating to this decision. Things you will hear us talk about are:

  • When is a good time to move into a larger space.
  • How much time to give yourself for searching, signing a lease, and moving.
  • What things to look for and know are going well before deciding to move.
  • What metrics to understand before moving.
  • What are long term goals to consider before moving?
Jul 3, 2017

Metrics and Tracking: An Interview With Lindsay Keisman

Today I talk to Lindsay Keisman, a group practice owner in Woodstock, IL. In today’s episode, we talk all about tracking and metrics with our clinicians (employees).

  • What things can you track when it comes to your clinicians.
  • What things are helpful to track.
  • What things are not helpful to track.
  • What to do with the things you are tracking?
Jun 26, 2017

Technology Considerations for Group Practice Owners: An Interview with Rob Reinhardt

In this episode, I interview technology, marketing, and business management in private practice guru, owner of a group practice as well as owner of Tame Your Practice, Rob Reinhardt.

 

Some of the things we discuss are:     

  • How can group practice owners optimize their practices with regards to multiple location and/or multiple providers?
  • What are common mistakes that group practice owners make when it comes to technology in their group practice?
  • What are some best practices for data security (administrative, technical, and physical) in group practice?
  • What things do we need to be aware of regarding technology in group practice (i.e. EHR, phones, texting, emails, etc).

 

Below are a few of the things Rob mentions in the podcast episode:

Jun 22, 2017

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text] Episode 17 | How Big is Too Big? An Interview With Group Practice Owner Jeremy Sharp In today’s episode, I talk to Colorado Center for Assessment and Counseling group practice owner, Jeremy Sharp. His question is all about “How big is too big?” with regards to keeping the culture of the group practice family-like and close knit. Things we discuss are:

  • How many therapists is too many when trying to keep a family style culture?
  • How much is too much growth with regards to office size? Is it too risky to expand by doubling your office space?
  • How many hours should we work clinically as business owners in order to have the time to connect with our therapists?
  • Delegating administrative tasks to free up time to connect with therapists.
  • How to give personal attention to clinicians (supervision, meetings, etc.)
  • Tightening processes in your group practice in order to have more time for therapists.
  • Communication with therapists-is your communication with your staff is all about work related questions or is there connection building communication?

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May 10, 2017

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Marybeth Storjohann, CFP, is the owner of Workable Wealth, a financial planning company working with professional and entrepreneurial women as well as young couples and families. She's the author of the book Work Your Wealth, and the host of her podcast by the same name, Work Your Wealth. She's appeared numerous media sources, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NBC, Women's Health, Self, US News Report and is a trailblazer in her field. In this episode we talk about: -How much you should save in your business savings account--> and what things should be included in your savings account. -The biggest financial mistake practice owners make in business--> You probably are making this mistake! -Why you need disability insurance -Why your salary should be included in your expense savings account--> Wowza! This was news to me too! -Why you need a financial planner--> Of course, I can't agree more, which is why I have MaryBeth at my side! Loved hearing what MaryBeth had to say? See her guest blog from last year here! Find Marybeth at www.workablewealth.com. 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target="_blank" flickr="" forrst="" googleplus="" instagram="" linkedin="" myspace="" paypal="" reddit="" skype="" soundcloud="" spotify="" tumblr="" twitter="" vimeo="" vk="" xing="" yahoo="" yelp="" youtube="" show_custom="no" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""]Maureen is the group practice owner of Urban Wellness, a two location practice in Chicago with 20 clinicians and administrative support. Her journey to help others start and grow their own group practices grew out of her love of helping people and realizing a need for group practice owners to get support. If you are interested in a FREE 20 minute consult to see if we are a good fit for one another, you can schedule it at https://tgpe.acuityscheduling.com/. [/fusion_person][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

May 10, 2017

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I see within our community that we often find it difficult to balance the various roles we play within our group practice, and so I discuss in detail the 4 tips below to creating balance as a group practice owner. Tip #1: Organizing--> Learning how to organize your business increases the ability to have balance in the long run. Tip #2: Delegating-->How to delegate (and what to delegate) tasks so that you have more time for you! Tip #3:Batching--> What is batching and how batching one thing for extended periods of time helps you be more efficient. 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Her journey to help others start and grow their own group practices grew out of her love of helping people and realizing a need for group practice owners to get support. If you are interested in a FREE 20 minute consult to see if we are a good fit for one another, you can schedule it at https://tgpe.acuityscheduling.com/. [/fusion_person][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Apr 24, 2017

Just a quick note about our upcoming Mastermind group, First Year CEO Mastermind Group. To join, register here: www.thegrouppracticeexchange.com/mastermind.

 

THE SPECIFICS

  • How many group members: No more than 7 members in each Mastermind Group

  • When: The first and third Monday of each month, June-November

  • Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST

  • How: Via videoconferencing/Brady Bunch Style (Zoom)

  • What else do you get: Gain access to a private Facebook group with your cohort and me AND gain access to me personally via Facebook Private Messaging (pick my brain instead of waiting for the next Mastermind session)!

  • Price: $1200 for 6 months (that’s $200 per month)

  • Structure: 15 minutes to discuss wins and accomplishments, 45 minutes of one member hot seat

Apr 17, 2017

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text]In today's episode, I explore ways to ensure that clinicians are happy working at your practice (at least what is within your control!).  A topic that comes up often for group practice owners is how to keep retention rates of clinicians up and how to make sure that they stay as long as possible. Here's what I see as important factors to consider:  

  1. Compensation: I discuss the different pay structures for clinicians (most common are a percentage, flat rate, graduated percentage, salary).
  2. Incentives: I also discuss different incentives you can offer above and beyond counseling session compensation. Want to invest in their future? Offer company matched retirement account. Want to offer compensation for going above and beyond? Bonuses.
  3. What do you offer? Are you offering more than other practices? Supervision, staff meetings, the ability for professional growth, ability to use creative juices, groups, workshops, speaking engagements? What else do they get from your group practice besides a paycheck?
  4.  Engagement: How we talk to our clinicians go a long way. As does the things we don't say. I talk about how I engage each day with my clinicians, checking in to see how they are, asking about things they need, celebrating birthdays and workiversaries.

What else do you find important to keeping your clinicians happy? Take a listen! [fusion_text][/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container admin_label="" hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" enable_mobile="no" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" video_preview_image="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" padding_top="10px" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" layout="1_3" spacing="" center_content="no" hover_type="none" link="" min_height="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="left top" background_repeat="no-repeat" border_size="0" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" padding="" dimension_margin="" animation_type="" animation_direction="left" animation_speed="0.3" animation_offset="" last="no"][fusion_person name="" title="" picture="http://thegrouppracticeexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Maureen-1-copy-1.jpg" pic_link="" linktarget="_self" pic_style="none" hover_type="none" background_color="" content_alignment="" pic_style_color="" pic_bordersize="" pic_bordercolor="" pic_borderradius="" icon_position="" social_icon_boxed="" social_icon_boxed_radius="" social_icon_color_type="" social_icon_colors="" social_icon_boxed_colors="" social_icon_tooltip="" blogger="" deviantart="" digg="" dribbble="" dropbox="" facebook="" flickr="" forrst="" googleplus="" instagram="" linkedin="" myspace="" paypal="" pinterest="" reddit="" rss="" skype="" soundcloud="" spotify="" tumblr="" twitter="" vimeo="" vk="" xing="" yahoo="" yelp="" youtube="" email="" show_custom="no" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" /][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="2_3" layout="2_3" spacing="" center_content="no" hover_type="none" link="" min_height="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="left top" background_repeat="no-repeat" border_size="0" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" padding="" dimension_margin="" animation_type="" animation_direction="left" animation_speed="0.3" animation_offset="" last="no"][fusion_person name="Maureen Werrbach, LCPC" title="Therapist, Group Practice Owner, Group Practice Coach" picture="" pic_link="" linktarget="_self" pic_style="none" hover_type="none" background_color="" content_alignment="left" pic_style_color="" pic_bordersize="" pic_bordercolor="" pic_borderradius="" icon_position="" social_icon_boxed="" social_icon_boxed_radius="" social_icon_color_type="" social_icon_colors="" social_icon_boxed_colors="" social_icon_tooltip="" blogger="" deviantart="" digg="" dribbble="" dropbox="" href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrouppracticeexchange/Ep_17_How_Big_is_Too_Big.mp3" target="_blank" flickr="" forrst="" googleplus="" instagram="" linkedin="" myspace="" paypal="" reddit="" skype="" soundcloud="" spotify="" tumblr="" twitter="" vimeo="" vk="" xing="" yahoo="" yelp="" youtube="" show_custom="no" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id=""]Maureen is the group practice owner of Urban Wellness, a two location practice in Chicago with 20 clinicians and administrative support. Her journey to help others start and grow their own group practices grew out of her love of helping people and realizing a need for group practice owners to get support. If you are interested in a FREE 20 minute consult to see if we are a good fit for one another, you can schedule it at https://tgpe.acuityscheduling.com/. [/fusion_person][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Feb 27, 2017

Hey everyone! I'm excited to share my interview with Catherine Locally, an attorney who has a background on employment law. We talk about several questions that are brought up by group practice owners regarding to hiring employees or independent contractors.  More information about where to reach Catherine is below. Enjoy!

  1. What is the difference between a 1099 and W2?
  1. What are the financial differences between having W2s and employees?
  1. What’s the difference (for therapists) between a practice owner subletting one of their offices to another therapist versus having them as a 1099?
  1. Is the 20 factor test the only test to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee?
  1. Under the IRS 20 factor “control test” must all 20 criteria be met in order for an individual to qualify as an employee or independent contractor?
  1. The IRS states that if you furnish the tools and materials than employer relationship is more likely. How can we even have 1099s then, since our “tools” are couches, chairs, desks, which are always already at the office? 
  1. In your opinion, what factors suggest to you that an individual may be an employee rather than an independent contractor?

 

You can reach Catherine Locallo at http://www.rsnlt.com/attorneys/catherine-r.-locallo/?back=attorneys. ph: 312.332.7760 e: clocallo@robbins-schwartz.com

Although the information presented during this podcast is considered accurate, it is not, nor should it be construed to be legal advice.  If you have an individual problem or incident that involves a topic covered in this document, please seek a legal opinion that is based upon the facts of your particular case.

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