THE LEARNING CURVE
An issue TheraCare kept encountering: Missouri is not a great state for Medicaid reimbursement. This meant that TheraCare often operates at a loss when it sees a patient. TheraCare bills Medicaid and most major private pay patients for the services it provides, but the returns are scarce for Medicaid in particular. Stinnett was forced to adapt. “We worked really hard to build relationships within the community, working with several private schools, doing school-based contracts and also working through some other government-based contracts to sort of leverage what we’re able to do in the clinic,” Stinnett says. She adds that this is a big reason why TheraCare is able to have a brick and mortar location.
What Stinnett did was identify a problem and fill a need. She hopes to expand TheraCare’s services and reach in the future. “We work really hard to provide clients and families with a safe environment and a caring environment where their child can improve their quality of life and confidence and overall development,” Stinnett says.