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This is a great article from Florida that speaks to many of the important issues facing the owners of private PT practices today: physician-owned practices, corporate players, reimbursement, and ownership agility.

Medical Arts’ owner, Timothy Richardson, said cutbacks by insurers and Medicare, as well a change in a law little known outside medical professions, have hurt many physical therapy clinics.

“It’s sort of a perfect storm,” he said.

That storm sent some of physical therapy’s biggest players running for shore, and may have been a bellwether for the smaller operators.

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Tannus Quatre PT, MBA is a practice consultant and principal with Vantage Clinical Solutions, Inc., a national healthcare consulting and management firm located on the west coast.  Tannus can be reached through the Vantage Clinical Solutions website by clicking here.