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
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: