When you’re running a medical practice, you’re constantly thinking about patients, medical inventory, and insurance claims - but are you paying enough attention to your online reputation?
Each year, October 6-12 is designated as the time to celebrate and honor Physicians Assistants throughout the country.
This year, our country has been facing some of the most challenging months in recent history. When stay-at-home orders took effect, many individuals found themselves in a work-from-home situation, many found themselves without a job, and millions of Americans found themselves classified as “essential workers”.
As many physicians have learned over time, opening your own private medical practice is one way to gain more control over your work. From hours of operation to personalized care options, running your own practice has many advantages.
As many practices around the world are beginning to implement telemedicine visits in their daily schedules, many people are benefiting from the added safety of not having to visit a doctor’s office in person during a global pandemic.
You may have read the title of this post and asked yourself “how are practice management services and patient volumes even related?”
It’s clearer each passing day that not only is the world changing, but the way healthcare is practiced is changing as well. Returning to the way things were before with crowded waiting rooms and little in the way of personal protective equipment (PPE) is unsafe and illogical.
There’s no doubt that the way we practice medicine as a society has changed over time, and it’s not showing any signs of stopping. Especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, patient care and office visits could start to look a little different.
In our last post, we discussed some practice considerations that could come up as telemedicine becomes more prevalent - especially as we navigate a global pandemic. In addition to those practice considerations, expense management is also a major facet of implementing telemedicine services in your office.
There’s no question that telemedicine is becoming more and more prevalent, especially in our current public health crisis. Though telemedicine is an efficient alternative to in-office visits for some, there are also some areas to keep an eye on when considering implementation.