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Hello Kirk, thanks for your help.
I am a licensed in the state of virginia as a physical therapist
my understanding is that means i have to do a pllc, but I do not know this area well.
The link doesn't work.
What is the difference between an s-corp and a PLLC?
I would be self employed and not have any employees
So I am trying to figure out the best way to proceed
does an s-corp have any advantages?
Ok, I will proceed with a PLLC. What is the best way to establish one?
I can somewhat understand that, but it is complicated to me.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX how to open one?
Ok, thank you. Can you advise me on what type of insurance I should have for a physical therapist?
I will have someone help me with it.
Ok great. Can I ask a different question regarding medicare/non medicare?
All my patients currently are medicare. Is it a problem once their medicare treatments are complete that I continue to treat them if they want to pay me directly? I am not sure if there is a conflict there are not. Usually my patients are disappointed when I can no longer treat them.
By directly I mean pay to this PLLC, but I suspect that is the same issue?
Interesting. I am on the only member of the PLLC in this case. That makes it sound like I would not be able to have any clients?
Ok, but if other non-medicare patients want treatment and I have not treated them under medicare, I can do that through this PLLC?
That is fundamentally all I am trying to achieve here. Is there a different way to do it?
ok, I will stay away from that.
Final question just to make it very clear to me.
A patient is interested in receiving therapy from my PLLC. We establish an agreement and a plan of treatment at a certain rate. Once I provide care, that person writes a check to my PLLC. Does that seem accurate to you?
Perfect. I could ask questions all night, but I believe the intent of this session has been met. How long are these sessions supposed to go?
ok, well thanks for your patience and help.
Ok, I will rate excellent service. Thanks.
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