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Gov. Walz says he wants state surplus to go big for schools and kids as session approaches, and housing sales post sharp gains, with one of the tightest markets in decades last year in the Twin Cities. This is an evening news update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.
University of Minnesota infectious disease specialist Michael Osterholm predicted a “viral blizzard” of COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant a few weeks ago. He told Minnesota Now host Cathy Wurzer the Twin Cities is beginning to emerge from under that, with case counts dropping daily. Theme music by Gary Meister.
Jason and Alexis speak with Ann Fosco with Little Brothers Friends Of The Elderly. We are collecting Valentines Day cards for Seniors in Liz's building. Liz is the show's phone companion that they chat with each Tuesday. Many seniors suffer from loneliness. That is the mission of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: To help those who suffer from isolation or lack of community. If you've always been curious how you can help, listen to Ann and open your heart!
This week, your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Patrick Arenz of Robins Kaplan LLP (https://www.robinskaplan.com/). Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review Episode Details: Patrick Arenz of Robins Kaplan LLP shares how he successfully represented Twin Cities, Minnesota plastic surgeon Richard H. Tholen after he was denied emergency medical evacuation by Assist America, Inc. for a severe knee injury, which resulted in an above-the-knee amputation. In April 2015, Richard "Dick" Tholen dislocated his knee on a zipline course in Mexico and attempted to use his American Medical Association membership privilege to initiate Assist America's emergency medical evacuation services, which are available to transport members when an international hospital is unable to meet the U.S. standard for medical care. It took more than 35 hours for a licensed doctor to evaluate Dick's injuries. After multiple conversations with Assist America's medical coordinators and the local hospital's improper use of a hard cast on Dick's soft tissue injury, he was denied transport. Taking matters into his own hands, Dick took a commercial flight back to his Minnesota home and was evaluated by doctors who determined that he had a significant blood clot behind his knee. On May 18, 2015 — approximately one month after he sustained the injury — Dick underwent an above-the-knee amputation. In spite of Assist America Inc.'s attempts to blame Dick for the loss of his leg and misrepresent the facts in a published case study, a U.S. District Court of Minnesota jury found Assist America, Inc. negligent and guilty of breach of contract. In November 2021, the jury assigned $10 million in punitive damages to Assist America, Inc. and awarded Dick a $27,882,915.49 verdict, which was the largest personal injury verdict in Minnesota history. Click Here to Read/Download the Complete Trial Documents Guest Bio: Patrick Arenz: In an era of litigators, Patrick Arenz is a trial lawyer. According to IAM, Patrick is an “excellent, thorough, and focused cross-examiner.” He handles high-stakes disputes for a diverse set of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small inventor-led companies and individuals. His practice focuses on patent and copyright infringement matters, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract disputes, and business and individual tort cases. He is equally adept at representing defendants, and has handled competitor-versus-competitor patent cases on both sides of the “v.” His cases have garnered media attention from outlets including The New York Times, Star Tribune, and even “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Based on his accomplishments, Patrick was selected for the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list and the inaugural Bloomberg Law 40 Under 40 list, named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2018, included on the IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals list, and named a Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star 2019 Winner for Best in Litigation: Trial Lawyer. Patrick has honed his trial skills in courtrooms across the country and spent his early career working alongside renowned trial lawyers, like Ronald J. Schutz. He has since tried a wide range of cases, including patent infringement, breach of contract, personal injury, and felony-criminal defense cases. In 2021, he served as lead trial counsel in a personal injury case wherein his team secured a $27.8 million jury verdict on behalf of Dr. Richard Tholen, a top Twin Cities plastic surgeon, who endured an amputated leg after Assist America refused to evacuate him for proper medical care. This verdict has been reported as the largest personal injury verdict in Minnesota history. In 2020, he secured a complete victory in an arbitration for celebrity chef, Chloe Coscarelli, and her business entity that restored her 50% ownership in the “by Chloe” restaurant company she founded and was previously valued in excess of $60 million; enjoined the company from selling retail products; and awarded Chloe a $2.2 million in attorneys' fees and costs. He also obtained a final judgment in excess of $2 million in favor of his client following a jury verdict against a former employee accused of misappropriating confidential information. In 2016, he tried a breach of license dispute over unpaid royalties, and obtained a $5.7 million verdict that settled on appeal for $13.5 million. Many of Patrick's cases have resolved successfully before trial, driven by his preparation and readiness for trial. Patrick is also adept at handling high-stakes appeals. He has argued at the Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit, and Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. In 2020, for example, Patrick obtained a reversal and remand from the Eighth Circuit in Tholen v. Assist America, in which Patrick also serves as trial counsel for Dr. Tholen in his defamation claim. In 2021, Patrick achieved a reversal and remand from the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Smits v. Park Nicollet, finding a triable issue in a wrongful death action over Park Nicollet's duty to provide reasonable medical care to its mental health patient and his family. 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In this episode I talk with Sergio Reyes, US Marathon Champion in 2010, 4 x competitor at the US Olympic Trails in the Marathon, part of the US World Championship team in 2011, current US Cross Country Masters champion (2 weeks ago!), NAIA Track and Field 10k National Champion, and marathon wins at Twin Cities in 2010, Flying Pig in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016, SLO Marathon in 2017, and Vermont City in 2019. He has been with the HOKA Aggies Running Club since returning home to southern California after college at Cedarville University, which is also where I ran cross country and track & field. We discuss his recent win at the US Cross Country Masters Championship, how his training has changed and how it has stayed the same over the years, and the secret to staying elite for so long. Follow Sergio and his teammates on Instagram: @aggiesrunning
On the afternoon of 28 July 2021, a decapitated body was discovered in the middle of an intersection in Shakopee, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb; the head was also found nearby. The victim was identified as America Mafalda Thayer, a 55-year-old woman from Shakopee. The suspect is 42-year-old Alexis Saborit, an undocumented immigrant from Cuba and Thayer's boyfriend. He was apprehended by police 1.5 miles away from the scene and is currently facing first-degree murder charges.Alexis Saborit was the boyfriend of America Thayer; the two had been dating for roughly seven years.Saborit is an illegal immigrant from Cuba, who was wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According them, he has a criminal record which included domestic assault charges in Minnesota and Louisiana, a DUI, and running from a police officer. They attempted to deport him in 2012, but Cuba would not approve his travel documents and so he remained in the country.He was convicted of domestic violence in 2017 when he pinned Thayer to the ground after becoming suspicious that she had been speaking to another man at a bar. Before the trial, a restraining order was put in place against him, but was removed after Thayer sent the court a handwritten note asking for it to be overturned.Saborit was scheduled to appear in Scott County court on the day of the killing on charges of arson after he allegedly set fire to his apartment.On 28 July 2021, Saborit and Thayer were driving through Shakopee. According to Saborit, an altercation between the two of them broke out after Thayer told him that she wanted to break up with him. Saborit pulled out a machete, which he often carried with him, and beheaded Thayer.At around 2:30 PM, the Shakopee Police Department responded to a report of a headless body dumped from a car near 4th and Spencer. When they arrived on the scene, they found America Thayer's headless body, along with her head, lying near her car. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Further investigation of the scene revealed a machete and bloody clothing in the recycling bin of a nearby alleyway.Police documents show that several people witnessed the killing. One person recorded a video of Saborit dumping the body, then picking up Thayer's head by the hair. Another reported seeing Saborit hitting something and throwing it.Here's how and where you can find Homicide Worldwide Podcast.To help support the show, find us on Patreon: patreon.comHWW is now on Discord: https://discord.gg/F9cMyf7JFJTo our amazing listeners. If you are listening to us on apple podcasts? (and even if your'e not) Please! take few minutes and leave a 5 ⭐️ review. It'll really help out the show. If you have a show suggestion? please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnd you can always find us on twitter: https://twitter.com/HWWP10Thank you for your continued support of Homicide Worldwide PodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/podcast-homicideworldwidepodcast)
Dave is in Colorado but that isn't gonna stop him from joining us today in the Twin Cities as we play Snake oil, Jenny's Food Quiz, 90s Trivia, A new War Of The Roses, Talk about a Foreign Exchange Student Drama, What's On Your Radar, & More!
On today's episode, our guest Tom Benedetto explains how the Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) is a strong voice in the fight for fair and lawful protection of Housing Providers across Chicagoland. Tom shares CAA's mission statement, the issues they are currently tackling, and the biggest challenges in the push for advocacy. Lastly, Tom closes with the goals that CAA has for the near future and how investors can get involved to support the fight. Listen in and if you find value in today's episode, please leave us a 5-star review and recommend us to a friend! Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Tom Benedetto, Chicagoland Apartment Association Link: Freakonomics Podcast - Why Rent Control Doesn't Work Link: Shape Illinois - Supporting Housing Affordability, Progress, and Equality Link: The On-The-Way Delivery Platform | Roadie, A UPS Company Sponsors: Kiser Group and ClickInvest ----------------- Guest Questions 03:16 House Provider Tip: Setup keys or electronic access for maintenance purposes to avoid unnecessary trips to your property. 06:30 What is the CAA? 08:04 What does CAA do for investors? 09:43 At which point does it make sense for an investor to become a member of CAA? 10:44 What makes you passionate about this work? 12:39 What issues does CAA advocate for and take a lead on? 14:06 How does CAA work alongside other real estate advocacy organizations? 18:39 How do the recently passed Rent Control Referendums in the Twin Cities impact CAA's work? 19:49 What is Rent Control and what are the real reasons investors are against it? 21:38 What are the main topics/issues that CAA is currently focusing on? 23:15 How is CAA effectively communicating with busy legislators to ensure they are being heard? 24:51 What are the biggest challenges that CAA faces during their daily work? 26:40 What other resources does CAA have that investors could use for education? 28:40 What would Tom like to see CAA accomplish 5 years from now? Wrap Up Questions 31:04 What has been your competitive advantage? 31:50 One piece of advice for new investors. 32:29 What do you do for fun? 33:30 Good book, podcast, or self development activity that you would recommend? 34:37 Local Network Recommendation? 35:25 How can the listeners learn more about you and provide value to you? That's our show! Thanks for tuning in! ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2022.
Waste water data indicates the COVID peak may already be here in the Twin Cities. Mayo Clinic says it is also seeing signs of a plateau. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.
As a system thinker, Matt Schlegel has always been fascinated by team dynamics and what makes some teams successful while others fail. He began studying the Enneagram in 2002 and started applying it in corporate settings in 2003. In 2004, he began developing the tools that Schlegel Consulting now uses to optimize team-based problem solving for innovative companies. His realization that the Enneagram can be applied to teams as well as individuals led to the tools and strategies for work-team effectiveness described in Teamwork 9.0 Complimentary Enneagram Results: https://www.gmind.org/sc/index.php?object_id=3bd85ffc447acb4cdee0de6e63ca0ae8&SESSION=c58142e6c515f483b4776f76d70270a6&t=1642548073 Guest: Matt Schlegel: Consultant, Author, Speaker linkedin.com/in/mattschlegel Hosts: Mike Thul - linkedin.com/in/thulmichael Jessie Novey - linkedin.com/in/jessienovey INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP? Please email email@example.com Twin Cities Society For Human Resources: Recognized as one of the nation's largest SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) chapters, TCSHRM is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. With an ongoing calendar of events, we are an active SHRM group always looking to promote, influence, and educate our members through multiple channels. Join Us! Become a TCSHRM Member. https://www.tcshrm.org/ Thank you for listening, and if you enjoy this podcast please consider leaving a review as it helps us reach more listeners. © MMXX TCSHRM. All Rights Reserved. For Personal Use Only.
We are now living under new vaccine mandates in the Twin Cities, masks are required for bars and restaurants. We now have a Satan club at an elementary school in Moline, Il. Reusse makes his weekly visit, and Johnny Heidt with guitar news.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is rebooting a 1990s-era initiative in response to a spike in violent crime in the Twin Cities. Plymouth mayor Jeff Wosje, one of several suburban mayors who has been in conversation with Freeman, joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk about concerns he's seen in his community. Theme music by Gary Meister.
Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen joins SFTS to talk about being thrust into the spotlight with Cam Talbot hurt, plus Kaapo shares his love of food and cooking, growing up in Finland, his sister playing college hockey in the Twin Cities, and getting the chance to play in the frigid Winter Classic. Kaapo also discusses whether Iowa could have won it all two years ago and his heart-attack inducing save vs. Washington. Russo provides an update on the injured Minnesota Wild including Kirill Kaprizov, Jared Spurgeon, Alex Goligoski, Cam Talbot and Jonas Brodin. Russo also stick taps Nate Prosser, as the Minnesota native decides to hang up the skates from professional hockey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's been rough out there – for restaurants, for everyone. So let's talk about it. In this episode, Tim sits down with you to discuss the current situation with restaurants vs. covid and what you can do to help.Thanks for listening. We look forward to bringing you season 2.//Follow Tim on Twitter and Instagram.-Be sure to support Mucci's and Saint Dinette. How about making a reservation soon?You can find Niver Niver Land across all of social media here:Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | TikTok-Welcome to Niver Niver Land: A podcast that addresses massive change in the restaurant industry (sometimes).The show is hosted by award-winning restaurateur Tim Niver – a local legend of Minnesotas' Twin Cities – known for his involvement with fabled spots like Aquavit, Town Talk Diner, and Strip Club Meat & Fish. These days, he runs Saint Dinette and Mucci's Italian in St. Paul and Minneapolis.Anyways, back to the whole "massive change in the hospitality industry" thing.We see a major problem here: no one is having realistic conversations about what's going on. Many of those who work in the industry are still trying to wrap their heads around what's happening – and so is Tim.Today, he's ready to talk about these things – through his trademark wit and foolishness – so that we can better appreciate and preserve the cultural importance of restaurants.
WDAY's First News anchors Se Kwon & Drew Trafton get you caught up on everything you need to know for Wednesday, January 6th. The InForum Minute is a product of Forum Communications and is brought to you by reporters at WDAY-TV and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Find more news throughout the day at www.inforum.com for more.
Edition #90 of Minnesota Sports Chat features Chris Tubbs from WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. Chris and Ross speculate on who the Vikings next head coach will be? Is a change at GM and QB also coming? Plus some Timberwolves optimism and 5 Phil'er Questions with Chris Tubbs.
Erich Kurschat (linkedin.com/in/erichkurschat) is the owner of Harmony Insights LLC (HarmonyInsights.com), a company that helps organizations and consultants leverage the DiSC personality assessment. He is also the founder of HRHotSeat (HRHotSeat.com), an inclusive mastermind community of real HR pros solving real HR problems. Erich draws from a broad range of experiences as a corporate HR professional, a public speaker, a career coach, a classical musician, and a proud introvert to inspire others toward meaningful work and productive workplace relationships. Hosts: Mike Thul - linkedin.com/in/thulmichael Jessie Novey - linkedin.com/in/jessienovey INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Twin Cities Society For Human Resources: Recognized as one of the nation's largest SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) chapters, TCSHRM is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. With an ongoing calendar of events, we are an active SHRM group always looking to promote, influence, and educate our members through multiple channels. Join Us! Become a TCSHRM Member. https://www.tcshrm.org/ Thank you for listening, and if you enjoy this podcast please consider leaving a review as it helps us reach more listeners. © MMXX TCSHRM. All Rights Reserved. For Personal Use Only.
On Tuesday the state announced it will open three new testing sites, operated by the National Guard. Two of them will be in Anoka and Cottage Grove to meet demand in the Twin Cities. The third site will be in North Branch. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.
Co-founder and second violinist of Artaria String Quartet, Artaria Chamber Music School, and Stringwood Chamber Music Festival Nancy Oliveros shares her experiences in what it's like to be a string quartet musician and getting prepared to finish Artaria's Beethoven String Quartet Cycle in 2022. The final three concerts will take place in January, February, and March 2022 in the Twin Cities, Northfield, MN, and La Crosse, WI. For more information about Artaria's Beethoven Cycle, visit www.artariaquartet.com/beethoven-birthday-concerts Artaria String Quartet www.artariaquartet.com Artaria Chamber Music School www.artaria-cms.org Stringwood Chamber Music Festival www.stringwood.com Support this podcast at www.patreon.com/haydnmusicstand and follow us on social media @haydnmusicstand Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1mJVam8s0zJ91JhhC7Dpd0?si=03f919267eaf4a11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/haydnmusicstand/support
The NHL held the Winter Classic in the Twin Cities this weekend and the game was a big success. Seth Toupal of Locked On Wild joins us to discuss the pageantry, the game itself and why it's too soon to worry about the Wild on today's show. Then, Jared Ellis of Locked On Hurricanes discusses his team's dramatic comeback this weekend a dn how the 'Canes are playing so well but not getting enough respect from the national media. And Gil Martin discusses the NHL's decision to postpone games due to attendance limitations in Canada and a mistake TNT made during the Winter Classic Broadcast. All this and more on the Monday edition of the Locked On NHL Podcast with Gil Martin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode Summary: In this episode, we're talking about the power of forgiveness in health and healing. Our guest is Wendie Pett, who is passionate about motivating people to make fitness and good nutrition part of their daily routine. Her goal is to help others get healthy and healed so they can fulfill their God-given mission. Quotables from the episode: We can't show up to only be physically fit, but our mind must be fit as well. We often tell ourselves an old story that no longer serves us well. Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the lock to improving our health and wellbeing. We often look to fill a void that only Jesus can fill. Fear of change or feeling vulnerable often holds people back from becoming healthy and whole. We have to dispel the lies we tell ourselves. Be intentional about moving throughout the day. Your body is your best gym. Scripture References: Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! Recommended Resources: Trusting God Through Cancer 1 Trusting God Through Cancer 2 Revive & Thrive Women's Conference How Does Exercise Reduce Stress? How To Give Yourself GRACE in Your Health Health Rules We Need to Break for Our Good – Episode 133 Hope for Healthy Living – Episode 65 Weight Loss Journey: Hope for a Healthy Body, Mind, and Soul – Episode 104 Free Download: How To Fight Fearful/Anxious Thoughts and Win Breaking Anxiety's Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises by Dr. Michelle Bengtson Breaking Anxiety's Grip Free Study Guide Free 7-Day YouVersion Bible Reading Plan for Breaking Anxiety's Grip Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey Through Depression by Dr. Michelle Bengtson, winner of the Christian Literary Award Reader's Choice Award Hope Prevails Bible Study by Dr. Michelle Bengtson, winner of the Christian Literary Award Reader's Choice Award Social Media Links for Guest and Host Connect with Wendie Pett: Website / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest For more hope, stay connected with Dr. Bengtson at: Order Book Breaking Anxiety's Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails / Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson) / LinkedIn / Instagram / Pinterest / YouTube Guest: Wendie Pett, is passionate about motivating people to make fitness and good nutrition part of their daily routine. She teaches the balance of mind, body and spirit through her Visibly Fit™ wellness program. Wendie has a nationally syndicated television program that airs every Saturday on the NRB Network, Upliftv, WLCN, and IBN Television. She contributes weekly on KTIS radio in the Twin Cities as ‘Coach Wendie' and is a featured columnist in VEGWORLD Magazine, The Christian View, Best Ever You, Refreshed, Vegan Lifestyle, and Diet.com. Wendie is a full-time business owner, a naturopathic doctor, wife, mother, author, speaker, TV host, advisory board member for Christian Women in Media and part-time volunteer. Her business consists of whole-food/plant-based wellness coaching, emotional healing, personal online training, fitness planning, educational and motivational speaking, and creating new products/tools to assist clients along their wellness journey. After a major injury to her shoulder, she resorted to body weight resistance exercises for strength and healing and hasn't turned back to any other form of training since. She has helped countless others reach their fitness goals without ever compromising their joints, tendons, or ligaments - teaching that Your Body Is Your Gym™! To learn more go to www.wendiepett.com Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson
The Knicks win an ugly one in the Twin Cities 96-88 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The KFTV panel of CP The Fanchise, CK2K and JD Sports Talk dish on the keys to victory and a huge bright spot out of a ton of lowlights. Plus another Battle of the Fans and caller reactions! Get 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped. Go to manscaped.com and enter promo code KFTV at checkout! $$ Support The Movement, Donate To The Show! $$ Paypal - paypal.me/knicksfantv CashApp - cash.app/$knicksfantv Join our Discord - https://discord.gg/sT3E6HqCKC JOIN THE MISSION TO 50K YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS! - Youtube.com/knicksfantv FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/KnicksFanTVFB INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/KnicksfanTV TWITTER: Twitter.com/Knicksfantv Join Our Mailing List to stay informed on new, future content and events! - http://eepurl.com/guEaOj GET YOUR KNICKSFANTV MERCH! - https://kftv.creator-spring.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sheletta Brundidge, from WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities, has touched Fargo/Moorhead in a big way. After hearing about the tragic news that our community lost a family to carbon monoxide poisoning, she stepped up with First Link to provide over 100 families a free detector! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vocalist, Emmy Award-winning actor, motivational speaker, emcee, auctioneer, community organizer, arts educator, and committed volunteer, T Mychael Rambo spreads some cheer and hope through his story of being homeless, sitting on the bench outside of the Ordway theatre in St Paul MN, watching people come and go to being an actor on the stage at the Ordway and several other theatres in the Twin Cities and beyond. And by singing a few songs to help keep us uplifted during the holiday period.
Even though she won't be back for Christmas, she remembers her many winter traditions from her time in the Twin Cities. Plus, some info on her new Children's Book that has a holiday theme. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this weeks episode I sit down with Jordan Carr, a signer/songwriter from the Twin Cities and his boys which are comprised of his close friends who help him achieve his rock & roll sound. We start off talk about how Jordan started his solo career to reaching out and forming a full line up of members. We then dive into his most recent EP "Rail Vodka", which for only being 3 songs it comes at you in blast that you aren't ready for. All of these songs have a deep meaning to Jordan and the stories that go along with each song honestly take them to a whole other level. Big thanks to these dudes for sitting down with me, be sure to check out the EP and the videos that are out there. I will for sure have them back on because we have only scratched the surface as to the stories they have! This episode features the songs "La Respuesta" and "Rail Vodka". You can find this Jordan Carr on all streaming sites and here: www.theneverendinghangover.com You can find all Beers With Band merch here: beerswithbands.bandcamp.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beers-with-bands/message
Day 12 of Blight Christmas 2021Host: Sean DillonMIDNIGHT MASS OF THE DEAD: AN ÅRSGÅNG STORY by The Winding Sheet OutfitThe Winding Sheet Outfit are theater-makers in the Twin Cities. Keep an eye out for future performances at thewindingsheetoutfit.com. The rights to this piece are retained by its creators, all rights reserved.Our intro/outro/interstitial music samples “Ice Breaking 01” by dheming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/Support the artists of Dead North at: https://www.patreon.com/deadnorthTune in the next 11 days, for more holiday horror. Please subscribe and rate Dead North wherever you get your podcasts, to help us spread the word.Thank you for listening.
Day 11 of Blight Christmas 2021Host: Sean DillonSOMEONE IN THE LIFTBy L.P. HartleyRead and produced by Sean Dillon for Oncoming ProductionsOncoming Productions are the producers of Dead North, and have been making dark theater in the Twin Cities since 2013. Find us on Facebook or at oncomingproductions.com for all our future productionsOur intro/outro/interstitial music samples “Ice Breaking 01” by dheming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/Support the artists of Dead North at: https://www.patreon.com/deadnorthTune in the next 11 days, for more holiday horror. Please subscribe and rate Dead North wherever you get your podcasts, to help us spread the word.Thank you for listening.
In the world of multifamily, things change from block-to-block. That's why hyperfocus on not just a market, but a neighborhood, can generate risk-adjusted ,outsized returns over time. Simply put, all Real Estate is local. Today's guest, Anthony Vicino, Co-Founder of Invictus Capital, is building an impressive portfolio of properties in the Twin Cities in great infill locations that he's vertically managing. Learn more at https://www.streetsmartsuccess.com
Chad Greenway is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 11-year career with the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. In 2008, Greenway established his charitable foundation, Chad Greenway's Lead The Way Foundation, with the primary focus of providing seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. The mission of Chad Greenway's Lead The Way Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need.
Day 9 of Blight Christmas 2021Host: Sean DillonA GRAVEROBBER'S CHRISTMASWritten and directed by Duck Washington for Rogues Gallery ArtsPerformed by Garrick Dietze, Catherine Hansen, Philip D Henry, and Michael BloomRogues Gallery Arts has been producing theater in the Twin Cities area since 2010 including three productions in the Twin Cities Horror Festival.Find them online at: https://www.facebook.com/roguesgalleryartsThe rights to this piece are retained by its creator, all rights reserved.Our intro/outro/interstitial music samples “Ice Breaking 01” by dheming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/Support the artists of Dead North at: https://www.patreon.com/deadnorthTune in the next 3 days, for more holiday horror. Please subscribe and rate Dead North wherever you get your podcasts, to help us spread the word.Thank you for listening.
In this episode, Folly Rob sits down with Pip Hanson, Food & Beverage Director of Keeper's Heart Whiskey, made by O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co. in Minneapolis. Pip has been in the beverage industry for 25+ years including time in the Twin Cities, Tokyo, and London. Once named "one of America's best bartenders" by Esquire Magazine, Pip has spent time creating the beverage program for Marvel Bar in Minneapolis and as head bartender at London's Artesian bar, named four times "Best Bar in the World". Hear his story here! @mfpip @osdistillingco --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/follycoffeepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/follycoffeepodcast/support
Day 8 of Blight Christmas 2021Host: Sean DillonIN MEMORY OF ANNEWritten and performed by The Champagne DropsThe Champagne Drops are Emily Dussault and Leslie Vincent. They can be seen performing throughout the Twin Cities, and they can be contacted at email@example.com for bookings. Their debut album, Side By Side, is available at Bandcamp: https://thechampagnedrops.bandcamp.com/album/side-by-sideThe rights to this song are retained by their creators, all rights reserved.Our intro/outro/interstitial music samples “Ice Breaking 01” by dheming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/Support the artists of Dead North at: https://www.patreon.com/deadnorthTune in the next 4 days, for more holiday horror. Please subscribe and rate Dead North wherever you get your podcasts, to help us spread the word.Thank you for listening.
ResourcesThinking Fast & Slow NoiseNudgePriming: Programming the Mind for Habit Change and SuccessJudgment in Managerial Decision Making TakeawaysLife is what happens to us when we're making plansPeloton's stocks plunged after Sex and the City spinoff, "And Just Like That..." killed off the beloved character, Big, by way of Peloton-induced-heart-attack.What makes the story notable isn't the massive dent in shareholder value — it's Peloton's witty, lightning-fast response that has left marketers starry-eyed.Within two days, Peloton released a video featuring the very undead character himself talking to a Peloton instructor about his next ride. Comedian, Ryan Reynolds, narrates the end of the parody citing the medical benefits of Peloton. Reynolds closes the ad with a quick, ironic "he's alive."While Peloton could have sued the show's producers, they took an endearing, comedic approach to correct the perception that Pelotons cause heart attacks.The response also included statements issued by a team of physicians on its Health and Wellness Advisory Council stating that Peloton can improve cardiovascular health.The Council, announced in September of 2020, shows Peloton's growing focus on the company's interest in health beyond just fitness.Since the recording of this episode, two women accused actor Chris Noth (Big) of sexual assault. Peloton removed all placements of the ad, making the formal statement that "every single sexual assault allegation must be taken seriously."While there is no way to know what's to come in Peloton's "Big" saga, Peloton continues to earn its chops when it comes to its quick, socially-in-tune responses to the viral moment. Behavioral EconomicsClassic economics state that people act in their own best interest, but behavioral economics asserts that we don't always act rationally but instead with biases. Priming and anchoring are two biases we cover in this show. What is priming?Priming is when one stimulus changes your reaction to another later stimulus without awareness of the connection.Stephanie demonstrated priming through an experiment with Chase in which she sent him a message, "eat." She then asked chase to fill in the blank to complete the following word: S _ _ P. He responded with "soup" because Stephanie primed him to think about eating.In 2016, psychologists performed a priming experiment in which students were asked to assemble sentences using unorganized words. Half of the students were given terms associated with the elderly. Each subject was then asked to walk down the hall to complete another task. Those presented words related to the elderly walked slower down the hall than those who were not.Priming can also influence weightier decisions like voting, which raises the question: When is priming unethical? Priming in practiceMarketers can prime their audiences by simply asking questions. For example, if you want to encourage someone to floss more, ask them how often they floss. The prompt increases the odds that your participant will think about how often they floss and consequently floss more regularly.The same applies to everything from health risk assessments to the emails and quizzes we use as marketers. What is anchoring?The anchoring effect is a cognitive bias whereby an individual's decisions are influenced by a particular reference point or 'anchor'. Once the value of the anchor is set, subsequent arguments or estimates made by an individual may change from what they would have otherwise been without the anchor.You can test the anchoring effect by having someone write down the last three digits of their phone number, adding "1" to the beginning of that numeric series. After your test subject writes the number down, ask them what year the Taj Mahal was completed.Most people guess a year that uses their phone number as an anchor even though the year the Taj Mahal was built has nothing to do with your phone number. Anchoring in practiceAnchoring is the most relevant when it comes to price when the value of the good is not easy to estimate.For example, a Fortune 500 consultant could quote $500,000 or $750,000 for a project. Without a clear understanding of what the project entails and the target outcomes, there's no way to know which price represents actual value.In negotiations, the first number to be put on the table is the most likely to act as the anchor. For example, in interviews, recruiters commonly ask for salary requirements. The number you give in this conversation anchors pay negotiations down the road to this initial number.Over a decade ago, Chris and a team performed an audit of 11 hospitals in the Twin Cities to examine how a patient's first impression with a hospital impacted perceived brand value. The hospitals did not know the audit was being performed.Chris found that most hospitals offered a negative first impression that did not represent the actual value of the hospitals' offerings. Yet, because patients' first impression of a hospital is the anchor of their perceived value, the hospitals were losing brand equity from interactions beyond their core competencies.
In a poem brimming with love and nostalgia for winter, a poet leaves California to return to their Minnesotan homeplace, a place where winter makes sense, where sadness makes sense, where the isolation that's at the heart of humanity can be met with a landscape that can contain it. Here, solitude is looked at with wisdom and necessity. A season can deepen the human experience. Joy finds new expressions.Danez Smith is a Black, queer, HIV-positive writer and performer from St. Paul, Minnesota. They are the author of Homie and Don't Call Us Dead, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.
Learn the true meaning of ‘Minnesota nice' as we catch up with Kelly McGrath, Director of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations for Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kelly tells us about the Twin Cities, the individuality each city has, and it's place as a mecca for live music. She talks about plans for the upcoming NHL Winter Classic, which the Minnesota Wild are hosting on January 1, and the NYE concert they're promoting at the arena in conjunction with it. We discuss EAMC 2022 which was just announced to be heading to the Twin Cities in June, and how the relationships built at the conference have paid off when facing challenges in the industry. She takes us through her career journey up through her perspective of the challenging time of the last year and a half. Enjoy this friendly and informative episode that's as nice and wonderful as the state she calls home.Kelly McGrath: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedInXcel Energy Center: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Day 4 of Blight Christmas 2021Host: Sean Dillon**CONTENT WARNING: This piece contains vivid descriptions of not-safe-for-work body horror.**HOW BIG RICHIE WHACKED CHRIS MAST BY PAULIE THE POETWritten and performed by Rob WardRob Ward is an actor, choreographer, and most recently, a writer, living and working in the Twin Cities. Rob serves as a board member/resident psychopath for Oncoming Productions. Be on the lookout for Rob's first novel “Click”. In the meantime, you can check him out at robwardcreative.com The rights to this piece are retained by its creator, all rights reserved.Our intro/outro/interstitial music samples “Ice Breaking 01” by dheming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/Support the artists of Dead North at: https://www.patreon.com/deadnorthTune in the next 8 days, for more holiday horror. Please subscribe and rate Dead North wherever you get your podcasts, to help us spread the word.Thank you for listening.
Christina and Marykate discuss the complexities surrounding the relationships with Mother In Laws. Marykate shares her story of navigating her high conflict MIL, the ways it impacted her relationship with the ex and the boundaries necessary to honor herself, her partner and her step-daughter. We may not get to pick our family, but we have a choice in our boundaries. If you have a difficult relationship with your in-laws, this one is for you. Listen in! About My Guest! Marykate is a 25 year old stepmom living in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, 9 year old step daughter, their two black labs, and two black rescue kitties. She works for everyone's favorite Seattle based coffee giant, managing several locations in the Twin Cities. When she's not slinging lattes and developing leaders, she loves to spend her time kayaking with her step daughter, or getting beers with her friends. So much more than a podcast!!! Instagram: @radicalstepmomspodcast Want to schedule a 1:1 session or become a Radical Member? Head to my website! www.radicalstepmomspodcast.com **This episode is sponsored by StepMom Magazine. Use discount code: Radical20 to save 20% ** --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radicalstepmoms/message
In this episode Dr. Chesler will discuss topics related to endodontics and pain management. Instagram: @dental_digest_podcast Dr. Melissa Seibert Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.melissa_seibert/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-melissa-ratliff-seibert-dmd-37230873/ About Dr. Chesler: Dr. Matthew Chesler is a native of Wayzata, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities. After high school, he left the “frozen tundra” behind for sunnier days in Southern California, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at UCSD and then moved on to USC School of Dentistry for his DDS degree in 2004. During his studies he received a faculty award for excellence in Endodontics. While at USC, Dr. Chesler received a full scholarship from the US Navy. He first reported for active duty to Camp Pendleton where he completed a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Shortly afterwards, he became one of the youngest residents to ever be selected for the Endodontics residency program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD. He completed the program in 2008 and concurrently earned a postdoctoral Master of Science degree from The George Washington University, Washington, DC. After graduation, he reported to Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i as the Endodontics department head. Lieutenant Commander Chesler was transferred back to the San Diego area in early 2011 where he served as the head of the Endodontics department at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar. In 2015 he separated from the Navy after eleven years of active duty, but is currently a naval reservist. Dr. Chesler has remained academically active. In Hawai'i he was chairman of the annual Tri-Service Dental Symposium, providing lectures to all Oahu-based dental officers. He is successfully mentoring promising junior officers to follow his training path. Annually, he attends the American Association of Endodontists continuing education program and stays abreast of the latest research by keeping up with multiple endodontic publications. He holds professional memberships with the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Dr. Chesler (“Matt”) and his wife, Trang Chesler, also a dentist, have two sons. Matt's hobbies include 3-putting the greens of various San Diego golf courses, hiking, and posing as potential shark bait when he's scuba diving. His main interest is in all things automotive, where he is doing his best to get his two young sons as car crazy as he is.
This week we interview a realtor from the Twin Cities. Went from corporate America to becoming a realtor after putting his family first. Him and his wife work together now. Don't miss this one. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Should Private Practice Therapists Take Insurance? Curt and Katie chat about the latest data from SimplePractice on private practice clinicians billing insurance. We explore the most common set up for clinicians (a hybrid insurance/private pay practice) as well as how therapists bill insurance, the disparity between private pay fees and insurance rates (and how different these disparities are across the United States), how strategies for growing private practices are affected by who is paying, and how to set yourself up for a successful hybrid insurance practice. It's time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age. In this episode we talk about: Demystifying the most Common CPT Codes E-Book from SimplePractice Looking at the most common make up of therapists' private practices (hybrid: insurance and private pay) The theories about whether to take insurance of not The process of starting a practice (credentialing timeline, marketing, etc.) The benefits of being on an insurance panel (e.g., nearly 100% close rate) The income differences for clinicians at different stages of practice development The average number of appointments per week by type of practice (insurance, hybrid, or private pay) and what that means for your income How well insurance reimburses in different states (and comparing these rates to typical private pay fees) Financial considerations when looking at the insurance rates you will get in your area How to set up your practice if you choose to take insurance The most frequently billed CPT code (as well as others to consider) The controversy around 90837 and how to make sure you get paid Different strategies to build a sustainable business with an insurance or hybrid private practice Our Generous Sponsor: Simplified SEO Consulting Simplified SEO Consulting is an SEO business specifically for therapists and other mental health providers. Their team of SEO Specialists know how to get your website to the top of search engines so you get more calls from your ideal clients. They offer full SEO services and DIY trainings. These days, word of mouth referrals just aren't enough to fill your caseload. Instead, most people go to Google when they're looking for a therapist and when they start searching, you want to make sure they find you! That's where Simplified SEO Consulting comes in. Founded and run by a private practice owner, they understand the needs of a private practice. They can help you learn to optimize your own website OR can do the optimizing for you. Visit SIMPLIFIEDSEOCONSULTING.COM/MODERNTHERAPIST to learn more and if you do decide to try your hand at optimizing your own website, you can get 20% off any of their DIY SEO Courses using the code "MODERNTHERAPIST" Resources mentioned: We've pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking below, we may get a little bit of cash in our pockets. We thank you in advance! Demystifying the Most Commonly Used CPT® Codes for Mental Health Relevant Episodes: Busting Insurance Myths Make Your Paperwork Meaningful Noteworthy Documentation Negotiating Sliding Scale Special Interview: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective Connect with us! Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapists Group Our consultation services: The Fifty-Minute Hour Who we are: Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt's youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com A Quick Note: Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We're working on it. Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren't trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don't want to, but hey. Stay in Touch: www.mtsgpodcast.com www.therapyreimagined.com Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapist's Group https://www.facebook.com/therapyreimagined/ https://twitter.com/therapymovement https://www.instagram.com/therapyreimagined/ Credits: Voice Over by DW McCann https://www.facebook.com/McCannDW/ Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano http://www.crystalmangano.com/ Transcript (Autogenerated) Curt Widhalm 00:00 This episode is brought to you by simplified SEO consulting. Katie Vernoy 00:03 Simplified SEO consulting is an SEO business specifically for therapists and other mental health providers. Their team of SEO specialists know how to get your website to the top of search engines so you get more calls from your ideal clients. They offer full SEO services and DIY trainings. Curt Widhalm 00:21 Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a special discount. Announcer 00:24 You're listening to the modern therapist Survival Guide, where therapists live, breed and practice as human beings to support you as a whole person and a therapist. Here are your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy. Curt Widhalm 00:40 Welcome back Modern therapists. This is the modern therapist Survival Guide. I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. And this is the podcast where we talk about oh things, therapy, running our practices, that all things therapy, we don't really talk a lot about what we do with clients, but talking Katie Vernoy 00:58 sometimes we do Curt Widhalm 00:59 sometimes. But today, we are talking about an ebook that was sent over to us by our friends over at simplepractice. And this is called demystifying the most commonly used CPT codes. And Katie and I come from very different places, when it comes to insurance, and Katie's got a hybrid practice, I have a cash pay practice where we do super bills, and I understand some of this stuff. And Katie understands a lot of this stuff a lot more. And we wanted to be able to give our take on things and help you make some decisions on whether or not insurance is right for your practice. Katie Vernoy 01:47 Yeah, I think it's something where I am actually in the majority Curt and I don't know that that's well seen the hybrid practices 51% At least have simple practice users and 61% of simple practice users billed insurance this year, and have an insurance portion of their practice, but only 10% are just insurance. So to me, I think when someone comes on to a Facebook group or in a networking situation and says, Hey, should I accept insurance? I feel like a lot of people are like, no, don't take insurance private pays the best. But I think a lot of us in the background are quietly accepting insurance, at least for a portion of our practice. So there's a lot of detail in this report that talks about kind of regular rates, you know, how many sessions are being billed and that kind of stuff. And so I would recommend looking at it, we'll link to it in the show notes, as well as a link to an interview that we had with one of the authors, Barbara Griswold, that when we talked about kind of insurance myths, I think, I think we're coming back around to insurance myths that that episode is quite some time ago. So I think we're going to have some new things to talk about here. But to me, I think the hope in this conversation is that there are folks who will, maybe are considering insurance and shouldn't be. And there are folks who are feeling like they shouldn't accept insurance, but that might actually be better alignment for them. Because I think there's a lot of things that are stated as facts by people who are either like you solely in self pay or private pay practice, or folks who are in very different states. And there's there's a lot of misinformation that I think it's shared or inaccurate information for someone's individual situation. So what are your thoughts? What do you know, as a private pay practice, about taking insurance? And why would you tell people not to take insurance? Maybe let's start there. Curt Widhalm 03:55 The more of these conversations we have the less that I'm finding myself telling people what they should do. And I will speak broadly to the Katie Vernoy 04:05 Fair enough. Curt Widhalm 04:07 Why I see people making some of the decisions that they do. And I know and this is stated in the eBook. Our friend Dr. Ben Caldwell is quoted as saying many clinicians want the stability of income and to not have to market themselves and paneling with insurance allows them to focus on clinical care rather than spending time on marketing. And I think that this is true. There are a number of people who are in our profession who just want to see clients and do work and not have to deal with the stressors of where my next clients coming from. They don't want to deal with a lot of marketing aspects going out to networking sort of things. And for those of you who that's your jam have that be your jam. I am not one of those people, myself, I am. I love the networking and the marketing aspects. It takes a while to be able to build up a reputation in the community with referral sources. Not everybody can afford to take the time to build the practice that way you need the income sooner. And I think one of the themes that you'll probably hear from me a lot throughout today's discussion is just kind of you have to do what's right for you. And there's no one size fits all approach on this. But I also in kind of setting up my practice when I was initially considering applying to be on some of the insurance panels, and was talking with some people in my community, who were panels and hearing how long it takes to actually get panels. Hmm, I found that I was getting clients who were cash pay clients in the meantime, of what that paperwork length of time was going to be anyway. So my practice started to develop cash pay, even while I would have been waiting to get paneled in the first place. So maybe it was just that I was kind of eagerly out there going out and seeking clients and marketing anyway, that at the time was just kind of where, oh, if I'm getting them anyway, why do I need to accept a lower rates of insurance, to see the same people that I'm already getting into my practice? Katie Vernoy 06:35 That's a really good point for myself, I actually started my private practice while I was working in community mental health, so I didn't have time to market or network or do any of those things. And I, you know, I put my shingle out in an area that didn't have many clinicians. And so I did get some private pay clients while I was credentialing, but I was credentialing without having any clients at all. And without even trying to get clients it was like that was my escape plan, I was going to credential on the side, you know, kind of send those things in. And as I started getting insurance panels, then I was kind of adding clients to my practice. So I think there are different ways that people go about starting a practice. And I think you know, whether you credential or you have someone help you credential, that that is a time gap. I think for some people, it's been up to six months, I don't know what the current timeline is right now. But it can take a long time to get panels, which can be ideal for someone that needs to stay in a community mental health job or a group practice job before they can really go out on their own. I think at this point, once you are paneled, for some panels, you can almost fill up your caseload in a couple of weeks. And so it becomes a an a way to have some solid income. And that stability, because I honestly can say with my insurance based portion of my practice, which is very tight, tiny at this point that I'm going to be private pay very soon. But what I was in the height of my hybrid practice, someone would call, I had a similar specialty or was close enough, and I took their insurance. And it was almost 100%. Close, right. Whereas with the private pay, you know if your marketing well, and your networking well, and all of those things, they may come in already knowing your fee, they may come in already knowing your specialty, and it could be a pretty high close rate. But I've heard more like 10 to 30% close rate sometimes for private pay clients, especially at the beginning. Curt Widhalm 08:36 Oh, and speaking of the beginning, I also hear in our larger therapist discussions within the therapist community that some panels require people to be licensed for two years, before they can even get on the panel in the first place. And for those, you know, very energetic, freshly licensed people, if that's another limitation, as it was, you know, when I first started my private practice, it was shortly after I got licensed that if it's not even an option to you, and you're looking at developing some of these other marketing and referral network streams. I can say from my vantage point that if my fee is twice as much, and I'm closing only a third of the clients, if that still balances out as far as the number of sessions that I'm seeing, I'm actually potentially even working less than I am if I am panels and seeing fewer clients. Katie Vernoy 09:36 Well, that's assuming that you're getting the same number of calls, which you don't. Curt Widhalm 09:41 That is very true, I'll grant you that Katie Vernoy 09:43 So 100% of 10 versus a third of three is is actually 10% of the clients so so just a little a little math, I think it it does take a while to build a private pay practice it is much more cost efficient as far as your time, and that actually is not necessarily totally true, we should talk about fees in a second. But I think it's something where overall income is very different in the beginning. And then again, very different, when you get to your kind of stable number I think for at the beginning and insurance practice, you can immediately get up to that 50 or 60,000 a year, probably, with a private pay practice, that's going to take a little while, but then you're going to get up to a much higher number, you know, and these are just made up numbers. But like that 100,000 A year or 75,000, a year or 120,000, a year, I think is more likely in a private pay practice than it is in a an insurance practice, or a hybrid. Curt Widhalm 10:47 And looking at the data from simple practice here, kind of reflecting what Katie is talking about, they have a nice little graph that shows the average number of appointments per billing type in the last 30 days. And those who are doing self pay only, the average number of appointments for the median, I guess, is 28. self pay only over 30 days, that's Katie Vernoy 11:17 pretty low Curt Widhalm 11:18 the upper 75th percentiles 55 sessions over a 30 day period. But you compare that to the insurance only. And it's 20 and 46, which are below what those self pay therapists are in Katie Vernoy 11:36 that. Yeah. And the insurance when the way that that's talked about is those insurance only practice, folks are typically like new group practice, associates kind of that are billing, just insurance, the practices only they're using associates or other folks in the practice for insurance only. So I think the the thing to look at is the hybrid, and the hybrid actually has a lot of appointments. You're looking at it. So what are the numbers for the hybrid practice Curt Widhalm 12:06 So medians at 55 sessions? That's compared to 28 for the self pay, and the upper 75th percentile is 80 versus 55. Katie Vernoy 12:17 Yeah, so it's, it's, it's a, it's a fuller practice. Now, whether or not you want a fuller practice, they don't actually say overall income for folks, which I think is interesting, and might be interesting data for them to look at. But I think it's so variable, I think it's hard to say. But I think determining whether you take insurance at the beginning, obviously, if you're not licensed long enough, that's going to be a factor. But I started paneling. I was five years licensed, I was ready to be out of community mental health, or I wanted at least an escape route from Community Mental Health. I got paneled pretty easily. It took a while, but I was still working. And then I was able to start adding clients afterwards. I think if you are able to kind of do the pace of building a private pay practice, that may be the right move for you, depending on where you live. And I think that so the the initial one is, can you have your income ramp up, you know, slowly? Or do you need to have it ramp up quickly? Once you get, you know, panels, I think that's that's the first thing to think about. They didn't say kind of how long insurance clients stay versus private pay. I've got a mix. In my practice, I found that I think more private pay clients are going to finish sooner than insurance clients. But But what is your experience of that? Because you've had private pay for a long time? I mean, do you have a churn rate that's pretty high, where you're having to constantly get new clients? Or do you have clients that stay for long term I mean, I'm a long term therapist, I've got clients for years. So it's, it's a different model. Curt Widhalm 13:54 I have mostly clients who have stuck with me for quite a while. And while I do have some churn in my practice, I would say as far as my particular caseload goes, that's probably somewhere around 10% of my my caseload. Now, it doesn't mean that I have the same, you know, 90% of the clients forever, but I do tend to have my repeat people coming back after a couple of years off. And so I see relatively few new clients in my practice. So most of my people are lifers. And yeah, you know, I imagined that, you know, if I preview that I'm going to retire in like 30 years that that might create some panic for some of my clients now just knowing that things are going to end so I may not Katie Vernoy 14:49 We are both long term therapists. Curt Widhalm 14:51 Yeah Katie Vernoy 14:52 You may not be the best to say that. And maybe that's another thing potentially if you are a clinician that already has has more of a short term model, if you're already going to have churn with your clients might as well get the best bang for the buck and do private pay or have a huge referral source and get insurance. And so I think it's, it's something where there's a lot of factors in what is going to be the right mechanism for you. The other thing is, is there are very different rates that people charge across the country. And simple practice has that in there, as you know, kind of their private pay full fee. There's also very different insurance rates. And so I don't know if you looked at this chart, but it's, it's crazy, because as California being one of the most expensive places to live, we actually are our middle the middle of the pack or lower part of the pack on what the median insurance reimbursement rate is. Curt Widhalm 15:51 And looking at this, I have to imagine that a big piece of this is supply and demand, because some of the states with the highest reimbursement rates are South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota. And while there is the Twin Cities in Minnesota, there's a lot of rural area out there. And so I have to imagine that some of the higher rates are being either commanded by therapists were like, look, there's nobody else in town to take your insurance, and they're doing a good job of advocating for themselves for higher reimbursements. Or the insurance companies are trying to draw more practitioners to work in these areas. And, you know, in California, like the building that my office is in, I think that there is and don't quote me on this, I think that there is roughly 8 million therapists that work in my building. And so a, and obviously, not all of us are handled with insurance companies. But I have to imagine that the insurance companies could panel every single therapist and be like we have so many people that we only need to pay you $8 per session. Katie Vernoy 17:09 Well, I think the problem is that's there's I mean, we could have whole conversations about ghost panels and people being fall and stuff like that, because I certainly still get calls from folks. And they they basically are searching for weeks trying to find someone who accepts their insurance. So I also think that there is a an issue in California with insurance because the the average fee, or the median fee for California I think, is $100. For insurance reimbursement, and 150 is the private pay fee, although the the one in 2018, apparently was 130. So there's, there's a big difference. And you and I are both double insurance rates or more. So it's, it's a huge difference. And if you've designed your fee, and they have some information in this about how you can set your full fee, but if you design your fee based on what you need to make, and the insurance reimbursement rate is half of that, that's a huge difference and needs to be a consideration you I would have to see double the insurance clients to make the same amount of money that I make with my private pay clients there, when we look at places like Oregon, their regular full fee is 165. They're one of the five most expensive places to live, but insurance reimburses them at 130. So that's only a $35 difference, you know, and it's still per session, blah, blah, blah. But it is much closer, it's not half of what the fee is, or, you know, two thirds what the fee is. And, and it's a lot more approachable. Texas is another one that they reported on the average private pay fee, or the medium private pay fee is 125. Insurance is only 88. But it's still only a $37 difference. And so and it's also costs a lot less to live in Texas and live than it does to live in California. And some of these fees. You know, Oregon was the highest one they reported at 130. But if you've got a private pay fee, that's typically around 130 to 150. And insurance is paying you 130 It's not functionally different. And if you've got an almost 100% close rate, and can be choosy. And insurance practice may be awesome. Because you don't have to do the marketing. There's consistency insurance is going to consistently refer to you most when I was taking mostly insurance I had to put outgoing messages saying I'm not currently taking new clients. So people would stop begging me to call them back. And so it's it's this thing of there are places in the country in the United States where taking insurance makes a lot of sense. Curt Widhalm 19:57 And especially when it does save you some of that time to go out and markets and to pay for SEO and fancy websites and all of that kind of stuff. And this is really where you're looking at your cost basis. And, you know, that's having to look at your finances. And that also includes how you value your time in putting that stuff together. So if it is functionally the same, and it does save you a bunch of other time, makes sense. Katie Vernoy 20:30 I think the big caveat is the number of clients you're seeing, or need to see to make the money, the total money that you want to make. And then also the amount of time that you'll spend on insurance billing, there are some panels that are great, not a lot of, you know, denied claims, not a lot of work on that part that you know, you get paid easily, you know, I have one panel that I'm still on and I'm getting ready to go off of, but I, if they could just pay me a little bit more, I'd stay on it because I get a direct deposit, almost, you know, a few days after the session. And I've got clients paying 10 or $20, to see me like it's, it's amazing, it's really cool. However, there's other ones where I will charge something, they'll pay me once, they won't pay me another time. And then I have to chase it down. And so when you get into more of that, there is a bigger amount of time that's spent on kind of managing the billing and tracking the billing and doing all those things. A lot of that became really easy when I did it through simple practice. So I will, I will acknowledge them for that, that I at this point, I push a button, it goes through, it tells me if it's been denied, and then I can chase it down. But most of the time, I don't even need to worry about it because I don't have to chase it down. Curt Widhalm 21:51 Now, one of the other things that I hear from you and some of my other friends who are panels is also that you take the copay, but then you might be waiting several months for the rest of the payments to even find out if it's been approved or not. And one of the considerations of having that cash pay practice is my clients give me the money, and then all of the money is mine. Yeah, right up front. And so yeah, there's, you know, anywhere that gets into, alright, you're getting paid, but when and how and are you able to tie those things back to the specific sessions that, you know, might move you into a, this is gonna be a big part of our discussion here, move you into a different CPT code. Katie Vernoy 22:43 I think there are definitely situations where people don't get paid right away. And I think sometimes it is due to shifting from an individual contract to a group contract. Or if there's like, I had a situation where I wasn't paid because I had left the panel. And I billed for three sessions for a couple of clients right before I was off the panel. And they said I was off the panel, even though I submitted the claims before the final date, you know, like and so I had to go in and fight them for that. But otherwise, most of the time I get paid right away, like within days, and it goes directly into my bank account. So okay, so I think that there, there is a wide array of experiences here. I think if you have a panel where you're not getting paid, or if you get clawbacks meaning they think they say, Hey, we thought it was covered, but it's not give us the money back. I've never had a clawback. Maybe I should knock on wood here. But like, that sounds awful and horrible. And I think that there are things where we can just say there are times when insurance companies are evil and and are they unnecessary evil? Some people say yes, some people say no, but But yeah, I think there is typically a financial stability when you take insurance. However, if you're not getting paid that financial stability doesn't actually exist. And so you want to be pay attention to it. But let's go to the what you were talking about the kind of the CPT codes as well as number of clients. Sure. So the vast majority of clinicians that bill through simple practice, and this is like over 100,000 users, not all of them are mental health therapists. Some of them have other types of practices. But the vast majority, like 10 times the number of sessions were billed as 90837, which is the 60 minute session or 60 Plus minute session versus 90834, which is 38 to 52 minutes, which fits into that 15 minute hour, right? And insurance companies assume that therapists are going to build that 15 minute hour. And they say that most of our colleagues are billing the 15 minute hour but we know thank you simple practice that most of us are billing 90837 which means it's 53 minutes or more. And it means you actually have to be working clinically with a client for 53 minutes or more. And I think some people may fudge that it can't be you waiting, it can't be the documentation. It can't be the scheduling time that you spend in the in the session. It's actual clinical time. That being said, some folks are getting pushed back and they're having to prove medical necessity for the longer session, which is the 90837. I think that is BS. I think it's it's something where insurance companies, I mean, and the rates for 90837 are way higher. So you do a 52 minute session. And it's like $40, less than or $30, less than a 53 minutes session. It's ridiculous. It's, you know, and so insurance trying to get people to bill last are saying do these shorter sessions? Well, Ben's idea is that we'll just do these 90834, you can do a session, as short as what was it? 38 minutes, you could do a 40 minute session. And then if you can see more clients that way. And that might be a way to make more money in less time, because you do a certain number, there's this is in the thing, but like a certain number of 40 minute sessions, versus a certain number of 60 minute sessions. You know, it's about the same and you're spending less time. And I don't agree, sorry, Ben, I just don't agree. Because it's not just the session time, it's also all the paperwork. But then there's also the clinical case management. If you've got 20 people in crisis versus 30 people in crisis. It's a very different workload. Curt Widhalm 26:41 Yeah, I, I see where Ben is coming from on this from just a nuts and bolts number thing, and I will always remind people that Ben has not been a practicing therapist for several years. Katie Vernoy 26:59 And love you, Ben, we love you. Curt Widhalm 27:03 And, honestly, you know, we do have a lot of love and respect for bed and all of the work that he does, and, you know, simple practice, and practice learning and everything that he's got going on. But I think it's easy to forget the Practice Management sides of things. Yeah. And a lot of the managing caseload sides of things that I'm sure that he will very much acknowledge that he's a little bit out of touch on. It's just not practical. I mean, it's just, it's, it's somebody saying, like, well, if people want more money, why don't they just work more? And? Katie Vernoy 27:46 Well, I think the argument isn't actually the, to work more, it's, Hey, do shorter sessions, so that you, you have less time in the chair. But it's like, but there's, you know, like, even the task switching of seeing one client versus the next client. I mean, that's not even to mention what we just talked about with billing and, and case management. So I get it. And I actually think that that the other message I want, I want to add to Ben's message and say, Why not allow for some of these shorter sessions, because you could see your client twice a week for 40 minutes. And, and have more of that flexibility of billing code. I mean, there's also information in here, and I'm sure this came from Barbara, which was about, you know, kind of using some of these other codes, like, you know, 90846 is the client is family therapy without the clients you can talk to parents and have it paid for, you know, there's there's crisis codes, there's a lot of stuff there that I think is pretty interesting. But, but you can use insurance a little bit more flexibly, you know, and Bill for everything, it's just then you're taking the time to build for everything. I think the other thing is, I think there was a statement like to avoid burnout See, five to seven clients, five days a week. And 25 doesn't sound bad, but 35 sounds awful. And so I think that there's, there's a need to assess your for yourself. If you have 35 clients and they're mostly insurance, I would recommend having a biller so you're not chasing down, you know, fees, you're not dealing with benefits, checks, that kind of stuff. But if if you can see 35 clients a week, then you're different than me. I can't do it. I don't know that I can do 25. So I think it's something where it's it's sorting out what that looks like. And you can you can do some simple math and I think you had started it. You can make a good living seeing mostly insurance clients. It just is really important that you all have your systems are very clean. Probably you have a biller, at least someone to check benefits and chase down things you know, because insurance on simple practice is literally pushing a button once it's all set up. But it's sorting out how many clients you actually want to see. And do you want to do some of these other things? I mean, to your point earlier, I would rather go out and do some networking, then see another client, right at times, you know, like, I would rather write a little blog post or do a podcast episode with you then see another client, like, when I've gotten through the number of clients that's comfortable for me in the week, I could make more money seeing more clients. But I choose to do that in other ways, and to charge more for those times. Curt Widhalm 30:33 And it's not that we don't like seeing clients. It's that for Katie Vernoy 30:38 other things, too. Yeah, exactly. Curt Widhalm 30:42 So, you know, I do hear and read in some of the therapist forums about, you know, some of these clawbacks things that are happening, some of the rejections of that 90837. Is there anything that can really be done about that? Katie Vernoy 31:00 There's some specific things in the e book. And I think that the most important thing is to make sure that you're writing actual start and stop times, you know, simple practice defaults to either an hour or 15 minutes, and it starts on the hour, or the whatever the time is that you set the appointment, making sure you actually have the time in there to the minute, if you see somebody for less than 53 minutes that you down, code it to 90834. And I think you want to make sure that you know, we've got different episodes on documentation, I can put in the in the links in the show notes. But it's something where being able to document medical necessity for a longer session, that kind of stuff. I think it's important. I think I got something from one of the insurance panels I was on that basically said, You need to make sure that your notes show that you spent that much time and so anyone that's been in committed mental health knows like, you have to have enough interventions. In your note for that for that long of a session. You know, if you're going to go a full hour, or 53 minutes, plus, you need to make sure your documentation shows that you're not processing one thing. And that's all that you've put down in your note. So those are the things that you can do. It's just Ben's idea of doing shorter sessions and seeing more clients may keep you under the radar radar of insurance companies, they don't see you as overusing 90837. I just don't think it's worth it. I think just do the documentation, make sure that you're you're staying true to the start and stop times and hope for the best. Curt Widhalm 32:36 Overall reading through this, I can say that my reaction is insurance companies aren't paying as badly as I had thought that they were. Yes. And I don't know how to convey to our listeners how much it actually pains me to say that, that. But there are a lot of individual factors that you have to decide for yourself that if you're wanting to see clients, you're wanting the marketing and the phone calls to be kind of funneled to you being on a panel makes sense. If you're somebody who needs to get out of the office a little bit more, you want to put in a little bit more of that work, and you want to operate partially or fully outside of the insurance systems. There's pathways for you there to both have their advantages and disadvantages. But I was really surprised to see that out of the 1000s of users that simple practice has those rates are a lot closer than I would have expected them to be. Katie Vernoy 33:49 Yeah, well, and I think a big point there is that if you're wanting to have an accessible practice, and you're wanting to do that, for a lot of clients, insurance is potentially a better way to do it, because clients will pay, I think the median copay was about $15. Whereas if you slide down to $30, or 50 $60, or $70, or $80, you're going to make less than insurance. Now, if you're doing it for a couple of spots, you're doing it through open path or you're doing those kinds of things as a small give back, I think that's very much appropriate. But if you're doing it for your whole caseload, where your whole caseload is sitting around the median insurance fee, you will make the same amount potentially more because you will not have to market it yourself. Your clients will pay less than they're paying you now. You just have to get through the the insurance paperwork and that kind of stuff. So I think I think there's going to be different factors for everyone. But if you're sliding your fee, down to 100 or below $100 typically anyway You may make more on insurance than you are right now. Curt Widhalm 35:04 We would love to hear your feedback and what you're doing with your practice. And the best way to do that is join our Facebook community, the modern therapist group, you can also let us know on our social media. And we'll include links to all of that and the stuff from simple practice and what Katie mentioned in our show notes, you'll find those over at MTS G podcast calm. And until next time, I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. Katie Vernoy 35:30 Thanks again to our sponsors simplified SEO consulting. Curt Widhalm 35:33 These days, word of mouth referrals just aren't enough to fill your caseload. Instead, most people go to Google when they're looking for a therapist. And when they start searching, you want to make sure they find you. That's where simplified SEO consulting comes in. 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