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Your fees will depend on whether you are giving indidividual or group speech therapy and the qualifications and experience of your therapists. Also, you will need to decide which insurance you will accept and apply to be a participating provider for certain health insurance companies. You will also want to consider whether you will accept patients covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid. Your location will also impact what is an acceptable fee to charge for your services in your particular area. This article will provide many good suggestions on how to successfully open your own office and begin your Speech Therapy practice:http://www.ehow.com/how_4926364_started-private-practice-speech-pathology.html
You will also need to think about billing and what methods you would like to use; this article provides an example of a patient invoice and other information from an experienced clinician:http://independentclinician.com/freshbooks-great-resource-for-billing-slp-ot-pt-visits/
You can read several excerpts about particular areas of owning/administrating a private practice, from the book above, without actually purchasing the book, unless you feel it will be helpful to do so.
The information here, will also be helpful:http://blog.asha.org/2010/12/07/starting-my-private-practice/
A lot would also depend on whether you are planning to treat children and/or adults in your office.
You can get an idea of salary, below, but nowadays, it's a little higher; more like $35-$100 an hour, depending on all the circumstances listed above:http://www.ehow.com/info_8356681_much-speech-pathologist-make.html
I wish you the best of luck in opening your own practice!
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