- Expert advice from an author team with 19 years of experience in chiropractic cash practices.
- Offers straightforward, realistic, and effective guidelines and theories.
- Contains step-by-step procedures, sample forms, and resources.
- This concise book, which can be read in one sitting, is full of helpful information and makes a great reference for use throughout one's journey of setting up or converting a cash practice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: So You're a Doctor. Now What?
Chapter 2: In the Beginning
Chapter 3: Basic Rules of Survival
Chapter 4: Rule 1—Success Does Not Come Quickly
Chapter 5: Rule 2—Get Yourself in Peak Financial Shape
Chapter 6: Rule 3—Start from Scratch or Buy a Practice?
Chapter 7: Rule 4—Location
Chapter 8: Rule 5—Equipping Your Office
Chapter 9: Staffing Your Office
Chapter 10: Rule 6—Keep a Sense of Humor
Chapter 11: Rule 7—A Successful Cash Practice Is Possible
Chapter 12: Is Cash Your Best Option?
Chapter 13: How We Decided to Change to Cash
Chapter 14: Maintaining a Cash Practice
Chapter 15: Office Procedures
Chapter 16: Telephone Calls
Chapter 17: Patient Scheduling Patterns
Chapter 18: Preventing Front Desk Back-Up
Chapter 19: Office Layout
Chapter 20: Filing (A Necessary Evil)
Chapter 21: Posting Charges
Chapter 22: Requests for Medical Records
Chapter 23: Handling Disputes with Patients
Chapter 24: Tax-Related Bookkeeping
Chapter 25: Goals
Chapter 26: Keeping Track of X-Rays
Chapter 27: Ordering Supplies
Chapter 28: Patient Mailings
Chapter 29: New Patient Flow Chart
Chapter 30: Overview
Chapter 31: The Future Looks Brighter Than Ever
Appendix A: Sample Forms
Appendix B: Referral List and Sources
About the Author(s)
David E. Abblett, DC
Dr. Abblett graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1982. He and his wife, Terry, have a chiropractic cash practice in Concord, California and live in Napa, California. He is a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society, the California Chiropractic Association, and the World Chiropractic Association.
Terry Ann Abblett