Five Ways to Refocus on Workflow
New Year, New Practice? Perhaps you haven’t resolved to completely overhaul your workflow in the coming year, but find yourself hoping to lighten the load or create a bit more harmony in the office. Changes need not be enormous to be effective, and the right tweaks can seriously impact your day or even your bottom line. Here are five small, straightforward ways to refocus on your practice workflow in 2020.
Focus on Financial Health
To maximize your profits in the coming year, you’ll need to develop a strategy that brings your practice’s financial health into the future where the revenue cycle management process just isn’t getting easier. Spotting and seizing opportunities for efficiency, staff satisfaction, and patient engagement can play a crucial role in improving your bottom line.
With the beginning of the new year upon us, now is the time to resolve to make significant changes that will make a meaningful difference in your work in the coming year and beyond. For doctors and practice managers operating their own small to mid-sized healthcare practices, one of the most significant ways to initiate lasting changes that transform their work is to change their technology platform. Most doctors already use Apple products at home because of the user-friendly design, ease of use, and longevity. If you’ve thought about it before but couldn’t do it, it’s time to rethink making 2020 the year you finally switch to Mac and MacPractice in your practice.
As we begin the last month of the decade, many practices find themselves asking what is next for them. While we are sure to see plenty of advances and challenges within the healthcare industry in 2020, practices are also sure to encounter many opportunities for growth. Consider the possibilities ahead and contemplate this list of ways you might grow your practice in 2020.
According to Medical Billing Advocates of America, up to 80% of medical bills contain errors, and it’s not just in hospitals – small to mid-size practices lose revenue and valuable staff time to avoidable mistakes, too. We’ve captured a list of some of the most common billing errors for practices similar to the average MacPractice client.
A 2019 Healthcare Consumer Study found that half of healthcare consumers are frustrated with their provider’s patient billing and collections. Further, the study found that 1 in 3 Americans don’t think that healthcare providers have done enough to improve the patient billing and payment process. When asked to rate the worst part of their experience with a provider, the majority took issue with pre- or post-visit administrative processes beyond clinical care.
If your practice is considering switching software, you are not alone. Issues with usability, difficulty implementing or using the software, and changing regulations or requirements are all commonly sighted as a reason to seek new software. As you also know if you are considering switching to another software vendor, new software can come with a whole new set of problems. That said, a majority of practices will change software at least once at some point in their operation. If you're one of them, here are some tips for choosing a scalable software for lasting change to avoid a cycle of new software systems in their practice.
An apple a day may be said to keep the doctor away, but more and more doctors are demanding Apple technology in their practices. Doctors (along with everyone else) have iMacs, iPhones, and other Apple products at home because of the user-friendly design, ease of use, and longevity. Over 64% of the US population now owns an Apple product of some kind (iPhone, iMac, iPad, and so on) and the average American household owns 2.6 Apple products.