Posts Tagged ‘managed care’

What are your plans for the holiday slump?

December 1st, 2010
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”….unless your practice/business slows down and you’re left wondering how to finance the holiday gifts. Hmmm, then it’s not so wonderful at all!

The truth is that if your practice slows this time of the year and you’re left wondering how to overcome the holiday slowdown “slump” then I’m going to share with you some wonderful opportunities to help you create consistent income during the holidays and beyond!

1. Host a holiday open house-
Invite your referral resources, your clients, your colleagues, and host a holiday celebration with delectable snacks and refreshments. Not only will you celebrate your clients, you’ll reconnect with those people who may have forgotten about your services (and it may be exactly what they need this time of the year). You can even create a themed party, such as “stress free- holidays” and include a relaxation tip on the invitation, and hand-out goodies/door prizes donated by local retailers that also focus on stress-free services.

Want to expand your connections? Collaborate with a few related local businesses to maximize your business exposure. Get really creative and playful, if you work with girls host a  mother-daughter spa night at your office. Here’s the KEY, make sure you have a plan in place to follow-up with all those new potential clients!

2. Offer a training program to other professionals-
All therapists, healers, and helpers have a wealth of modalities to share with others who want to learn from them. What is it that you do that you can share with others and help them in their own professional/personal development? Start marketing your program now and begin before the holidays, or start your marketing (and take early discounted registration) for your January training program.

If you are encountering “resistance” around this idea, stop and think, what is that about? It may mean that you are not seeing the value of your unique gifts (or you may just be taking those for granted). If you are really stuck, write a list or ask a friend, what you are really good at, and see how you can train others in this as well.

3. Share your holiday survival strategies-
There are so many people right now in need of your support. Now more than ever! Families are in crisis, people are alone and in need of healing, teens are reaching out for drugs and alcohol rather than their family, people who have lost a loved one are grieving without hope.  There is tremendous pain and suffering, and you have remarkable healing gifts that can help them through this troubled time- if you show up. You must show up, and hiding out in your office when you could be connecting with others does not serve you, and it does not help those clients that so need you right now.

I ask you to recommit to your clients and yourself, and that you step forward in a way that allows others to connect with you. Host a teleseminar, host a workshop, ask to speak at a local venue, do whatever it takes to share your message of hope this season! You will change lives by showing up, listening, and sharing your message!

4. Offer flexible support-
Face-to-face therapy is changing. Healing work is now being done at an international level, and it clearly will impact how we work with our clients. (I know of a hand analyst who has international clients -yes, hand analyst, politically correct for palm reader ☺- so if you think your modaility can’t be offered via technology, think again!!

If you do not embrace new ways of working with your clients you may be missing out on an opportunity to support your clients in a way more aligned with their needs. So how can you offer flexible support for your clients during a period when many people are traveling or are in need of a flexible schedule?

Technology is the answer! Can you offer your teen clients email or text access to you while they are away? Imagine offering a holiday support program to mom and dad and teens with email/chat access to help manage those holiday stressors. What about phone sessions or Skype for those clients who can’t directly see you in person while they are traveling?

If you want to add support to your client’s services using technology, then you’re not going to want to miss the call on Why and How To Build an Online Therapy Practice”, part of the Beyond Managed Care Tele-Forum. You’ll learn how you can add online services to your current practice (and how some insurance companies are now covering online therapy).

Now is the time to think of innovative ways to connect and serve your clients, so you can leave the holiday season humming…”it’s the most wonderful time of the year”!
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Beyond Managed Care

November 30th, 2010

Welcome to the online forum for the Beyond Managed Care event. Please feel free to share your insights and learning from the Beyond Managed Care Tele-Forum Event Dec 6-10th.  If you have questions for our speakers please share them, and we may use these questions during the LIVE calls.

In case you missed it, here are the event details:

I know as a helper and healer it is in your heart to be of service and help people, it’s innately what you love to do ( me too)! Here’s the thing, many therapist struggle with helping more people AND creating consistent income. They believe it’s either one way-serving clients, or the other way- making money.

Well, I’m so excited to share with you a F*R*E*E (everyone loves F*ree!) paradigm-shifting event that will help you discover how you can have both- a thriving practice with consistent income while helping many, many more people.

Join me as part of the complimentary Beyond Managed Care Tele-Forum: How to Stop Giving Your Time and Money Away to Insurance Companies, December 6-10. (Don’t worry if you don’t take insurance, this event will show you practical ways to help more clients WITHOUT taking insurance! Yippee!)

Click here to learn more:
www.managedcareforum.com

I am bringing together a panel of experts to talk about working WITH AND BEYOND insurance- and I know this will be of immense value to all the LCATs out there who are looking for ways to increase their income and help more clients.

Regardless if you accept insurance or not, you will leave this event with practical information you can apply to your practice to see immediate results.

Image how this information will impact your practice when you learn how to:

  • Streamline your working with managed care, to save you time and head-aches
  • Welcome new clients into your practice, regardless if you accept insurance or not
  • Increase your fees 20- 30% (or more) without offending or losing your current clients
  • Focus your time and energies so you connect with more potential clients (and I can honestly tell you it’s not what you’ve been taught)

I’d love for you to join me in this truly transformational event December 6-10!

Click here to learn more:
www.managedcareforum.com

Thanks so much for being a part of this paradigm-sifting event! I’m truly honored you are here. Please add you comments and questions below and I look forward to connecting with you at the tele-forum!

Until we connect again, let your brilliant light shine!

Dr. Laura JJ Dessauer, EdD, ATR-BC,LCAT,LMHC
Creativity Queen, LLC & Founder of the International Association for Therapists in
Private Practice
www.thecreativityqueen.com
www.iatpp.org

P.S. Please free to pass this information on to friends and colleagues, we’d love to have them join us and they are welcome to attend this complimentary event!

Here are some links to help you keep a pulse on the latest news on health care reform:

Fiscal Commission’s Recommendations on Health Care Spending

New York Times Health Care Reform

Kiaser Health News

New York State Assumption of Medicaid Administration

Health News Florida

Boston Globe Health Forum

Los Angeles Times Largest Health Care Plans Fined

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