Physicians are revenue generators. If a physician isn't seeing patients, then your business loses a lot of revenue. But revenue isn't the only reason to use a locum tenens physician when your medical practice is understaffed. Whether the shortage is due to staff turnover, retirement, vacations, family or medical leave, expansion, or seasonal demands, savvy practices build the use of locum tenens physicians into the business plan for many reasons, including to prevent burnout and medical errors.
Most healthcare providers need to use locum tenens physicians. Many healthcare facilities leave money on the table by not understanding billing for services provided by locum tenens physicians. These five steps will help you bill for the revenue generated by locum tenens physicians and understand how using a locum tenens physician can add enormous value to your healthcare facility.
Are you currently utilizing social media for your medical practice? The etiquette pretty much stays the same as if you were developing your individual online presence: be professional, respect the privacy of patients and steer clear of posting inappropriate content.
Well-defined communication channels can improve the cycle time for office visits and leave patients more satisfied with their care.
As more hospitals, clinics, practices, and healthcare organizations in general become paperless, the majority have integrated online patient portals into their administrative system. The only problem? Not all patients sign up for one, and even fewer know how to use them.
Productivity is important in every industry, but perhaps none more than healthcare.
At first glance, many employers look to productivity as a major source of revenue loss.
Nowadays, most patients want to be more engaged with their well-being.
It's indisputable: Happy doctors and happy staff, in general, work harder, stay longer and are more invested in the practice's success.
Often a physician's resignation, early retirement, or sudden departure can mark a major loss for an organization and its staff.