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A New Arena for Private Practice in Occupational Therapy: Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury

To have a "private practice" is an idea that crosses the minds of most occupational therapists at one time or another since the private practice setting provides a unique opportunity for individual therapists to profit from their skills and better control their professional destiny. As the trend for health care is expanding services away from the institutional

A PRIVATE PRACTICE AS A BUSINESS

1. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

E. Solo vs. Group

F. Contracts and Agreements

G. Personnel Management -Hiring/Firing -Training -Supervision -Employee Review -Management Systems

H. Insurance

I. Expense and Overhead Control -Disbursement System/Control -Budget -Fee Schedule -Taxes

II. Legal Information

III. Third Party Reimbursement

IV. Quality Assurance

V. AOTA Standards, Guidelines, Policies, Etc.