From legal to insurance, what does it mean before rolling the wheels with a mobile chiropractic clinic
The highlight of having a mobile chiropractic clinic is that you can take your office to your patient’s place. Whether you are at home or at work, you can provide chiropractic assistance in the comfort of your facility.
From your patient’s point of view, you will bring the office so they don’t have to sit in the waiting room or get stuck in traffic leading to your office. For the mobile chiropractor, this model requires less setup than a brick-and-mortar business and eliminates the pressure and problems you have in a conventional practice. A mobile chiropractic clinic turns everything you do into a conventional “brick and mortar” practice. This model allows you the freedom and flexibility to design a better lifestyle for you. It allows you to have more balance between work and professional life and also take care of the ideal clients you have always wanted.
We talk about some important business components that are necessary for you to start your own mobile practice.
Mobile chiropractic clinic: legal obligations
In addition to a name for your mobile phone business, one of the key components to consider is what is the best business structure you want for your mobile phone consultation. There are some business structures to choose from depending on the state in which you practice. You can establish a sole proprietor, an LLC, or a corporation.
Note that in some states, professionals can only create one professional corporation. Each business structure has its pros and cons based on the views of legal and financial taxation. Choosing the right business structure is important and is something you need to decide before registering for your business. Therefore, consult a lawyer who is familiar with solo chiropractic practices when setting up the business structure.
You should then get insurance coverage for your mobile chiropractor clinic. You should still have professional liability insurance (bad practice) and general liability insurance (third party property coverage), like all conventional practices.
In addition, you will need car insurance if you use your personal vehicle for your mobile phone business, and depending on the percentage of time you use your personal vehicle for your mobile phone business, you may be eligible for a car insurance policy. commercial car insurance. Commercial car insurance may offer you different coverage. Check with your insurance company and see what they can recommend for your needs.
Technique and tables
How does a conventional practice translate into a mobile chiropractic clinic? How will you bring the mobile office to your customers? It seems impossible, but it is not. Let’s break it down to see how you can get started with a mobile practice.
The first thing to keep in mind is the type of techniques you will practice. Are you a manual adjuster versus an instrument adjuster? Think about specific techniques and whether they require a special table. If so, there are portable tables that suit your needs.
If a specific table is not required, think about what type of patients you will see. They are pediatric family patients vs. sports or general? Keep all of this in mind when selecting the table needed for your mobile practice.
Given your technique and selected table, let’s now consider the type of diagnostic or assessment tools you need to bring to your appointments. Think about the type of tools you need to provide to make a complete and complete assessment of your customers. They could be blood pressure cuffs or hand equipment or other chiropractic tools you think are necessary for your assessment.
I want you to think about the absolute tools you need to get the job done. Think about the type of patients you want to work with and the essential tools you will need to use. Also, think about the diagnostic evaluation you can consult. For example, you have an X-ray center that you rely on to send your patients to take pictures.
Treatment tools and accessories
The next component to consider is what you need to provide the actual chiropractic care or services: look at the treatment tools and accessories needed to care for your patient.
Do you want to do just adjust or incorporate some other services like portable mode, soft tissue tools or rehabilitation equipment? What specific tools do you need along with the type of accessories you can add to your treatment tools? Simple accessories can be hot and cold packs, soft tissue gels, sports belts, resistance bands, and more. What do you need to provide your on-site services to your patients?
You can also consider offering items to buy. Things like offering shoe insoles, neck pillows, dietary supplements, and more.
You will need technology for documentation, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, and more. You want to think about it as papery as possible. To do this, you will need a laptop or some kind of tablet, as some programs do not allow mobile access.
The tablet or laptop is useful when the patient has not filled out the admission form in advance or when the spouse has decided to be under their care while they are there. In addition, there are times when customers are uncomfortable putting credit card information and you can add it to your software at the end of the appointment.
Another important aspect is to have your own wi-fi or Wi-Fi hotspot. This is very important because if you need access to your software portal, you do not want to ask your patients for their private Wi-Fi access, as it seems less professional. Having your own wi-fi or Wi-Fi hotspot makes your mobile consultation look like a professional virtual office. Also, if you see yourself documenting and drawing between your mobile appointments, it’s essential to have your own wi-fi or Wi-Fi hotspot.
Pros and cons of mobile
This model not only has low start-up costs and overhead, but is also a unique and niche business model, and your potential patients will be able to find you if they are looking for mobile chiropractor, as today everything has an application and virtually every company has moved to mobile to serve their community, especially during this pandemic.
With the mobility and convenience of a mobile consultation, you can take your mobile office anywhere your patient wants. If your client works from home, you can go home or you may need to go to their work office. The most important thing is that you spend quality time with them, they trust you and you have become your doctor for advice. Therefore, you have a higher patient retention, which means you don’t have to constantly look for new patients.
The disadvantage of the mobile model is that not all techniques can be translated into a mobile practice. Some specific techniques require a specific table to perform the adjustment. Some necessary equipment may not have any portable options. Obviously this is not a high volume practice, so if you are thinking of seeing between 200 and 300 patients a week, this model is definitely not for you.
A mobile chiropractic clinic is a premium service for patients, allowing you to create a satisfying practice that you enjoy and a unique concept to provide chiropractic care. It provides your patients with the experience they may not have in a conventional practice and you have the freedom and time to build the ideal practice of your dreams.
SIMON TEO, DC, is a 100% cash-based mobile internship entrepreneur and mentor. He owns Get Adjust Now and has been a mobile chiropractor since 2016. His mission is to help chiropractic graduates start their own mobile practice and design their ideal lifestyle. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via getadjustnow.com/providers.