Manage your practice like Warren Buffett

In today’s harsh healthcare environment, wouldn’t it be great to get practice management advice from a real expert? Someone who knows how to generate revenue and profits in good times and bad? Billionaire Warren Buffett has compiled a pretty good track…

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

No-Shows: Do Patients Really “Forget” Appointments?

No-shows create staggering costs for any practice. Yet if your patients have recurring visits scheduled one or more times per week, do they really “forget” their appointments? PROBABLY NOT. Remind patients about the “WHY” as well as the “WHEN” Sure,…

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Are Appointment Reminders “HIPAA-Compliant?”

Automated reminder systems are a great way to reduce costly no-shows. However with all the changes in healthcare, you may wonder if these automated messages violate HIPAA rules for protecting patient privacy. The short answer: you’re OK HIPAA considers appointment…

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How much does that sticky note cost?

When you hear the word paperless, what comes to mind? In healthcare we usually mean electronic healthcare records and how that affects clinicians. But what about the front desk? Even if you’ve already moved to electronic scheduling, your medical scheduler may still…

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Patient No-Shows: $1 Million / Day

Patient No-Shows Cost Physical Therapists $1 Million Per Day Physical therapists have been hit hard by shrinking reimbursements, increased regulation and encroachment from physicians, chiropractors and other would-be competitors. So it’s ironic that one of the most costly aspects of…

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Calculating the Cost of Patient No-Shows

First Step to Cut Patient No-Shows: Focus on the Reward One of the biggest drains on your practice revenue is the patient no-show. Fortunately, this problem has many potential solutions. Before you can effectively invest time and money into a…

Written by: John Wolf on Tuesday, March 22, 2016