2012: An Exciting Year for Florida Therapy Services

I can’t believe another year is almost over and we will be entering in to a New Year filled with new visions, growth and opportunities. I am proud to say that despite the difficult economic times in our country, Florida Therapy has moved forward and continued with provision of exceptional services to the consumers of Northwest Florida.

As we approach the wonderful new year, FTS is looking forward to continued growth and new opportunities in several areas. We are actively exploring new funding opportunities with State and Federal resources, and we will continue to increase our enrollment with several new payer sources.  2013 will bring about many changes in behavioral health with the Affordable Care Act, new CPT codes, the DSM-V , Electronic Health Records and the release of the new Medicaid handbook. Please stay abreast of these upcoming changes as it will definitely be a year of continuing education.

We continue to expand our service delivery within the organization and  FTS has focused on assuring expansion of qualified professionals to meets the needs of our consumers and community. We have  added several new full time licensed staff with specializations in numerous clinical areas as well as Case Managers for improved coordination of client care. Our Quality Assurance and Billing Department consistently keeps us in the forefront of new processes to increase efficiency in the provision of quality work. The marketing efforts throughout the 16 counties we serve will continue to increase this year. Our ongoing expansion in our consumer base certainly demonstrates that we are recognized as a leader in the Mental Health community. FTS is consistently approached by other community stakeholders in regards to our expertise and participation at community events, advisory groups, coalitions and work groups on the advancement of the Mental Health field.   And, last but certainly not least…to all Florida Therapy Staff, I appreciate your hard work, ongoing support and professionalism. YOU have brought FTS to the New Year successfully! I look forward to working with all of you in 2013.

Happy New Year !

Sandra Lee

President

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