I so have been there with my past professions, that is why I know I can help you. There are no limits, there are no simple questions and there are no crazy ones either. Dr. J will help you with all your concerns, step up and ask! Submit your request now for a complimentary telephone discussion where we can talk and see what you are thinking about going on with working in your profession.
Medical practices are getting hit from all sides: the government in practice requirements, payment delegation standards on the slide, patients demanding to be helped regardless of their life circumstances and the transition of private practices towards tort law coverage umbrellas.
Businesses are failing every day and it is not from a lack of patients but many times from poor performance behind the scenes. Older physicians are looking to get out of the rat race rather than do all the necessary knee jerk reactions that are now being imposed on health care providers. Since when does the medical profession have to wait for a president to be elected or see if a bill is being passed to know what their work will look like in a few months or years.
When you sign up to be a doctor, you have a preconceived notion of what is expected of you for patient care but the background of stability is like swamp land and sinking fast. If you are looking to make changes in your office or contemplating to go to a boutique practice, you need an advisor to take all the pieces and create your vision, Dr. J can help. It is very difficult when you have a dream of helping others and you are bogged down with other things; still worse, hire an office manager and see everything start going down the drain.
If you are sinking and need help, if you are considering changes or if you want to see what else is available to share your education and talents, ask.
- What does your practice look like? Does it reflect your professional standards and viewpoints?
- Is your practice thriving? Do you have low overhead? Is your staff fantastic and well trained?
- Do you find yourself hiring more collections people/accounts receivable?
- Have you ever received a check for insurance reimbursement that was less than $5.00 for a charge greater than $100.00?
- Are your insurance rejections/denials increasing?
- For every patient that walks through your door, do you receive some level of immediate payment? Why not?
- Do you send bills to your patients? Why?
- For you as the business owner, can you tell me what each person in your office is hired to do and how well are they doing it?
- Have you sold your business to a management group, and just show up to see patients?
- Does the month of December find you scrambling for patients to get the last of insurance clients for the year end?
- Do you hate the month of April, when you really see what you charged, brought in and paid out?
- How are you doing with outcomes? Is it your instinct to let your business people deal with that or to deny you know anything about your outcomes?
If you are irritated by the questions above or cannot answer them with a light heart and assertive voice, you may need support. If you say you have hired someone to take care of all these things and still cannot answer the questions, you may be in trouble.
Immediate feedback and long term change plans are available. Direct email for Dr. Gallagher is: firstname.lastname@example.org