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Report from Seattle and Some Further Explanation

December 12, 2013
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I was invited to Seattle by Dr. Ravensara Travillian to speak at a fund-raising dinner this past Monday night, to kick off her efforts to get a university-level certificate massage program started. Dr. Christopher Moyer was the other invited speaker, so I felt like I was, as we say in the South, “in high...
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AMTA: Supporting Massage Therapists for the Affordable Care Act (or Not?)

July 10, 2013
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The Affordable Care Act goes into effect on January 1, 2014. This stands to have a major impact on the ability of massage therapists to be reimbursed by insurance. The 1300+ page document includes language prohibiting discrimination against licensed integrative health care practitioners.   Diana Thompson, well-known educator, author, long-time AMTA member and past...
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STOP! Do You Need Another Modality?

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Here is a MAJOR CONSIDERATION BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR ANOTHER CLASS: Even though I earn a large part of my income from teaching classes and seminars as a CEU provider, I want to offer a word of caution 1st before you jump in to signing up to learn another technical modality or take another...
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Do you need new clients? Duhhh… Don’t answer so fast…

Do you need new clients? Duhhh… Don’t answer so fast…

  As a business coach, so many of the therapists I meet, tell me they are looking for new, easy ways to get new clients, and want to know what I suggest they do that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Then I ask them the dreaded question, “WHY do they need new...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

February 12, 2012
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Most of the time when the media, or Hollywood, casts a light on massage, it seems to be a paraphrase of Rodney Dangerfield’s classic line, “We don’t get no respect.” The latest hue and cry is over the upcoming new lifetime series, The Client List, in which Jennifer Love Hewitt is a massage therapist/prostitute...
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Proposed Legislation Takes MTs Out of the Insurance Loop

January 30, 2012
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Florida SB 1860,  introduced on January 17 by Senator Negron, will remove the right of massage therapists and acupuncturists to bill PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance for those who have been injured in auto accidents. I don’t have any statistics regarding how many FL therapists currently file these types of claims, but based on...
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Legislative Hullabaloos in WV and TN

January 21, 2012
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As usual, the opinions on my blog are my opinions and not to be construed as the opinions of anyone else. I  haven’t had much to say on the legislative front for a few months…when the legislators go home for the summer, not much is happening; then there tend to be shorter sessions in...
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Selling Yourself Short

January 12, 2012
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Selling Yourself Short

What is wrong with the following statement? FIRE!!!! Ready…aim. It seems silly, counter intuitive and even dangerous to get such important steps this badly out of order. You would not do it with a rifle, why would you do it with your business? Sometimes we are faced with making decisions quickly in business, sometimes...
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IMA Insurance: Up in Smoke, Therapists Burned

September 25, 2010
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Incredibly, Mr. Green is now trying to sell insurance through NAMT (National Association of Massage Therapists).
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The Money Page

August 9, 2010
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My last post was about the IRS and the audit spiral. Keeping with the financial theme, I want to address a critical element of every client chart. I call it the Money Page but you can call it anything you like. In a nutshell, it is the page that keeps track of your charges...
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