Practice management systems can help you improve your practice records, keep track of information and manage everything more efficiently. In fact, your patients may also appreciate the changes. Here’s how your patients may thank you. Thanks to a more efficient office, you may save administrative time and devote fewer resources to taking care of paperwork. In turn, your office may devote more time and effort to patient care
Software often seems like a major investment for many practices and may appear to be entirely out of reach and unimportant to patient care. Or so one common view of health care information technology goes. Many clinics would rather simply do without EHR and PM software if they think they can do well enough on their own without these technologies. In the chiropractic world, using paper is still a popular option, although it does have significant weaknesses and may actually lead to lower-quality patient care.
If you have yet to adopt practice management system or software at your practice and you are wondering if it’s too late, there is still hope. In fact, it may even be to your advantage to adopt a PM now, even late in the game. Late adopters of PM can learn from the practices that came before them—these early users of PM have helped these systems develop into better, more robust programs and have learned a variety of ways to use their PM systems to help their practices work more efficiently. You can too.
Many chiropractic clinics are missing out on what third party billing can do. Consistent, complete billing is important for clinics that depend on the revenue from insurance billing—getting it wrong may be costly and wasteful. Outsourcing your billing can help you ensure that it is done correctly and that you are paid on time and completely for the patient care you provide. Third-party billing can also help reduce paperwork around your office, ensure that specialists are assisting with your billing, and can help reduce or prevent billing errors.
Missed appointments are not just frustrating for clinic staff and DCs, they are also lost revenue and missed opportunities to help patients. Your patients that show up on time may feel shortchanged when clinic schedules are overbooked, but you feel like you need to make up for the inevitable no-shows. As a result, you may feel overwhelmed, disappointed and frustrated. Preventing and managing no-shows is difficult sometimes. If you want to reduce your no-show rate ,investing in some changes to how you respond may help you boost attendance.