Primary Care Physicians-2012 Physician Compensation Survey DataJanuary 8th 2013
How Primary Care Physicians Are FaringThese charts are culled from the annual Physicians Compensation Survey, which is conducted by the editorial staff of Physicians Practice-a sister publication of ConsultantLive. This year, more than 1311 physicians of all specialties completed the survey .The charts you see here show how primary care physicians responded to just a few of the survey questions. We invite you to visit the Physicians Compensation Survey in its entirety to see how your colleagues responded to such questions as: How does your personal income last year compare with the previous year? What was your practice’s overhead as a percentage of medical revenue? How many hours per week do you work, on average?-The Editors
Transparency Is Key to CollectionsApril 11th 2012
Collecting from patients at the time of service can be stressful to medical practice staff. Historically, asking for money seemed almost inappropriate, if not distasteful-a job for the business office, not the front office. Fortunately, staff can learn to take collections more seriously.
Appointment confirmations are a necessity in today’s fast-paced environment. Not only does the process help forgetful patients (or their parents) to stay on time, but it can reduce your appointment no-show rate. Every no-show you eliminate improves your practice’s bottom line. To be effective, follow these nine tips: