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Archive for month: April, 2018

Help keep practice systems and technology up-to-date.

Help keep practice systems and technology up-to-date. Everyone on the endo team should be on the lookout for opportunities to upgrade protocols in order to enhance patient care, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and generate new revenue. The best suggestions for such improvements will usually come from team members… if they are encouraged.

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Replace outdated practice management systems methodically.

Replace outdated practice management systems methodically. The right systems mean the difference between an efficient ortho practice and a chaotic one. Before you replace protocols, perform the following tasks for the best results:

  • Collect all necessary data to understand each practice system.
  • Use collected data to develop an ideal model based on the unique needs and goals of your practice.

With well-designed systems, efficiency will climb and stress will diminish.

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For more efficient use of your time, review system checklists regularly.

For more efficient use of your time, review system checklists regularly. Your surgical practice should have a step-by-step checklist for each management system you use. Team members can brush up on systems they haven’t used for a while. It’s also a good idea to periodically review the checklist on systems they use frequently… to prevent “drift.”

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Advice for the Dentist – Update management systems.

Advice for the Dentist – Update management systems. Many practices are operating far below their potential because of outdated systems. Inefficient systems lead to decreased production and increased stress for the team. The longer a practice operates this way, the greater the loss and the higher the stress. Replace systems every 3–5 years to achieve optimal operational efficiency.

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Document systems to create meaningful change.

Document systems to create meaningful change. For many pedo practices, the habit of relying on verbal, unwritten protocols causes stress. To generate positive change in the practice, the team should create an operations manual for each major business system. The manual can then be reviewed and refined by the office manager and doctor.

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Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due. It’s most cost-effective to collect what patients owe before they leave the office. If this is not possible, don’t just mention to departing patients that payment is due. Put it in writing. Then, if payment is not received, send out written notices. Written bills have more urgency, and this simple technique will increase the practice’s collection rate.

Additional Resource: Read an excerpt from Dr. Levin’s book, “Letters for Effective Communication with Patients,” by clicking here.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due. It’s most cost-effective to collect what patients owe before they leave the office. If this is not possible, don’t just mention to departing patients that payment is due. Put it in writing. Then, if payment is not received, send out written notices. Written bills have more urgency, and this simple technique will increase the practice’s collection rate.

Additional Resource: Read an excerpt from Dr. Levin’s book, “Letters for Effective Communication with Patients,” by clicking here.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due. It’s most cost-effective to collect what patients owe before they leave the office. If this is not possible, don’t just mention to departing patients that payment is due. Put it in writing. Then, if payment is not received, send out written notices. Written bills have more urgency, and this simple technique will increase the practice’s collection rate.

Additional Resource: Read an excerpt from Dr. Levin’s book, “Letters for Effective Communication with Patients,” by clicking here.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due.

Advice for the Front Desk Team – Give written notice that payment is due. It’s most cost-effective to collect what patients owe before they leave the office. If this is not possible, don’t just mention to departing patients that payment is due. Put it in writing. Then, if payment is not received, send out written notices. Written bills have more urgency, and this simple technique will increase the practice’s collection rate.

Additional Resource: Read an excerpt from Dr. Levin’s book, “Letters for Effective Communication with Patients,” by clicking here.

Keep your online presence current.

Keep your online presence current. Online marketing enables your practice to reach prospective patients cost-effectively and to keep existing practice-patient relationships healthy, but you must keep content fresh. A “dated” website will send a negative message, as will your social media presence if you fail to remain engaged and responsive.

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