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Episode 204: [Protecting your Practice] How to Know What You Don't Know, with Guests Daniel Mayer and Melissa Wesner

Group Practice Tech

Release Date: 06/11/2021

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Welcome solo and group practice owners! We are Liath Dalton and Roy Huggins, your co-hosts of Person Centered Tech.

In our latest episode, we’re talking about protecting your practice with Daniel Mayer and Melissa Wesner.

We discuss the lack of legal resources for group practice owners, how Dan and Melissa started their podcast, what they don’t teach you in grad school, the importance of knowing what you don’t know, getting solid sources of information, spending money where it’s important, asking for help when you don’t understand something, knowing yourself, going from therapist to CEO, private practice mindset, protecting your clients and peace of mind when you protect your practice, delegating risk management, the responsibility of compliance, returning after covid, technological progress, masking + vaccination status, and the future of telehealth. 

Listen here: https://personcenteredtech.com/group/podcast/

Stay tuned for future episodes!

For more, visit our website.

Resources

Roy and Liath are joined by the hosts of the Protecting Your Practice podcast, group practice owner Melissa Wessner, LCPC LCMHC, and mental health attorney Daniel Mayer, Esquire, to discuss risk management, the things you didn't learn in grad school, and how to know what you don't know about protecting your practice.

After working in the same Greater Baltimore community for some time, Dan, an attorney, and Melissa, a counselor, decided to join forces in order to offer mental health providers the information they need to protect their practices.  Coming from two different backgrounds, Dan and Melissa, bring a wealth of knowledge for listeners who want to learn all about the legal and clinical aspects of running a practice. 

Protecting Your Practice Podcast  

Social Media Accounts: FB & IG @protectingyourpractice

Dan's Law Firm: Mayer Law

Melissa's Consultation Practice: Intentional Practice  

Group Practice Office Hours 

(direct support and consultation service from PCT consulting team and Eric Strom, JD PhD LMHC)

PCT's Group Practice HIPAA Security Programs 

(that also help you leverage your practice tech tools to optimize functionality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness!)

Person Centered Tech's second annual Thriving & Making Comfort Conference: 

a virtual, pay-what-you-can, conference focused on practice-care needs as we transition to a post-COVID future, with a keynote from insurance expert Barbara Griswold, LMFT, on Telehealth Coding and Billing in a Post-COVID Future.