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What Is Needed In A Wound Care Protocol?

Protocols in your office are essential for the health of your practice. What is needed in an effective written protocol? Who does what and when?This may seem like common sense, but you need to have your protocols written down. This makes it clear to everyone what their job responsibilities are. The receptionist, biller, medical assistants, […]

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How To Effectively Schedule Wound Care Patients

Scheduling wound care patients can be complicated, and it is hard to know how to properly and efficiently schedule them. Why is scheduling wound patients correctly so important?  It affects your patients, your staff, and your bottom line. Your staff hates it when you run late.  It makes their job very stressful for them. Patients […]

Are You Holding Morning Meetings?

Whether you call them meetings, gatherings, huddles, or morning reports, they are essential to the daily performance of your office. A morning meeting is pinnacle in allowing your practice to move it from good to great. EVERYONE, including the doctor and all support staff. Who is being seen? What are they coming in for? What […]

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Follow-Up Calls Your Office Should Be Making

Many practitioners are struggling to fill their schedules. Due to COVID-19 and other factors, their schedules are lighter than they used to be. Many practitioners are just waiting for things to go back to “normal”. It is vital to your practice that you see patients now and not wait until things return to normal. Follow-up […]

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Protocol Building 101

Many physicians want to develop protocols but find it too daunting of a task. The quickest way to start to build protocols is to get your staff involved. Your staff is your most valuable asset as you begin writing protocols. Protocol sessions should begin by telling everyone it is essential that they contribute. You need […]

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Your Practice

What are you doing to achieve the goals set on January 1st? If you give a man a bow and arrow and tell him to shoot, the first thought in his mind will be, “Where?”.  Not knowing where to aim, the man will just shoot anywhere and at anything, not really caring, just because you […]

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Do Your Patients Come Back? Part 2

A missed appointment is a missed opportunity for both the patient and the medical practice. Many times, patients fail to understand the importance of why they need to return for an appointment, and therefore do not make it a priority. In fact, many of them end up canceling or not showing up for their appointment.

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Do Your Patients Come Back? Part 1

I am a data nut. I analyze data. I can tell a physician where they are losing money within 10 minutes of looking at their procedure reports. I can tell them where they are failing to provide comprehensive care. The number one reason for lost revenue across all specialties: Patients not returning. The main reasons […]

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6 Ways to Practice Smarter

In my previous blog, I discussed knowing your numbers to maintain a robust bottom line. Here are other practice management tips that can dramatically increase your bottom line. You must see patients. I am all for vacations and time off to recharge, but I find that some doctors take too many days off or reduce […]