Practice Toolbox

The Practice Toolbox was developed as a resource for members seeking information on practice-related issues. Volunteer members have put this collection of resources together in order to guide colleagues in thoughtful decision-making in the area of practice management.

The toolbox is divided into four sections:

  • Business Development Resources
  • Marketing/Communications Resources
  • Clinical Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Many of the documents can be downloaded and modified according to member needs. Links to additional resources have been added to many of these documents and folders in order to provide further information. Be sure to view our practice glossary to quickly identify terms that may be new to you.

Business Development Resources

What is a National Provider Identification Number (NPI)?
What is CAQH?
What is Tax ID/EIN Number?
Gross Budgeting for a New Practice
Business Structure & FAQs
Putting Your Business Plan Together
Taking the Plunge
Client Intake Form
Hand Therapy Referral/Prescription
Client Satisfaction Survey
Fax Cover Sheet
Patient Therapy Agreement

Practice Metrics
Referral Tracking Card
Thank-You Note Tracking

Reimbursement Related
The Credentialing Process
Negotiating Contracts

Personnel Management
Navigating Human Resources
The Use of Supporting Professionals
FAQ Utilization of Assistants in Hand Therapy

Marketing/Communications Resources

Your Practice
Hand Therapy Brochure Template
HTCC Hand Therapy Brochure
How To Write A Press Release
Working With Local Media
Sample Press Releases

Your Referrals
Seasonal Marketing Ideas
Grass Roots Marketing
Hand Care Tips
Hand Care Gift Basket Ideas
Checklist When Visiting Referrals
New Referral Source (thank you note)
Established Referral Source (thank you note)

Your Patients
Client Satisfaction Survey
Holiday Poster For Raffle
Meet the Therapist Poster
Open House Sign
Raffle Poster
Hand Care Tips
Community Marketing Ideas

Clinical Resources

Clinical Assessment Recommendations, 3rd Edition
Journal of Hand Therapy

ASHT Times (quarterly news publication for ASHT members)

Patient Education
Patient Education Resources
Safety and Prevention Articles

Sample Lectures/Presentations
What is Hand Therapy? (Brief) 
What Is Hand Therapy?

Coding for Orthotics and Supplies
L Code Resources
- Orthosis Picture Library
- Clinical Treatment Pearls

Position Statements

Frequently Asked Questions

Orthosis/Taping Related
FAQ Casts and Orthoses
FAQ Elastic Therapeutic Taping
FAQ Orthosis Adjustment and Repair
FAQ What's Included in an L Code
FAQ Orthoses Related CPT Changes for 2018
FAQ Cost Determination for an Orthosis

Practice Related
FAQ FCE & Work Hardening​
FAQ Business Structure 
FAQ Habilitation v. Rehabilitation
FAQ Utilization of Assistants in Hand Therapy
FAQ Medicare Therapy Cap Repeal