A doctor – who thinks running a business is a no brainer – is no different that a patient who thinks he knows how to diagnose disease and treat it with over the counter drugs or a concoction of spices. It may work, but it is sheer luck at best.
Think about it for a minute. Doctors are frustrated with patients who do that, or who argue with them about the best course of action. A patient who thinks that the medication that worked for aunt Jane must be the only one that would work for him. That last patient that simply would not follow treatment because he is concealing from you that his cousin the pharmacist thinks doctors have no clue when it comes to medication.
Do not be like your non-compliant patients. It is OK to reach out for expert help, and it is OK to follow the regimen until your practice is where it should be. Healthy and thriving.
Even if you are the best business person, your time is better spent caring for your patients. If partnering with Revenue Cycle experts or outsourcing your billing functions frees up 20% of your time, then book more patients. Why insist on wasting that time on paperwork. If you invested in EHR (honestly??) then make sure you maximize its benefits. There are solutions out there that completely eliminate any waste in your schedule.
When you optimize your efficiency, and cash in every dollar owed to you by insurance and patients, and you think the 20% of the time you spent on paperwork does not call for more appointments, great. Go spend it with your family and allow your staff to spend more quality time with theirs.
It is life changing when you, your office manager, and your staff can access meaningful information in a matter of seconds instead of grabbing piles of manila folders, and adding up totals to give you an idea what business your practice did last week.
Efficiency, positive impact on the bottom line, constructive meetings, and a superior quality of life in your practice are all valid reasons to partner with the experts.
Contact Us for a Free Practice Analysis. You may need help rethinking your processes and reevaluating the tools you have to attain the self-fulfilling career just like you imagined it before. You ow it to your team, and you certainly owe it to yourself.