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Want Patients To Complete A Treatment Plan? Put Them On A Payment Plan

Posted by Jim Turner

Oct 11, 2018 9:26:00 AM

We’ve learned a lot in twenty years of providing payment services for practices. One very clear lesson is that patients tend to complete treatments that they are actively paying for.

 

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Topics: Treatment Plans, Payment Plans, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Engagement

InfoGraphic: When Should You Offer The Payment Plan?

Posted by Jim Turner

Oct 4, 2018 8:17:00 AM

I recently had a very interesting meeting with a physical therapy office. We were discussing payment plans. Specifically, when the practice could implement one.

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Topics: Payments, Patient Payment Technology, Patient Payment Policies

How To Set A Payment Plan Policy

Posted by Jim Turner

Sep 20, 2018 8:27:00 AM

Payment plans are becoming a necessity in many healthcare practices. The treatments your patients need are simply too expensive, and their deductibles are too high for them to pay a large balance.

 

In order to collect the full amount of billed services while preventing past due A/R from climbing, payment plans are a good option. To make payment plans successful you’ll have to do a little planning yourself. Below are some simple steps that can help you develop an effective policy. 

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Topics: Payments, Financial Policy, practice management, Medical Office Administration

What Your Patients Worry About

Posted by Jim Turner

Sep 13, 2018 8:53:00 AM

 Worry is growing about the staggering costs of healthcare and unexpected medical bills. I read a study, column, or white paper on the topic at least once a month. The statistics just keep climbing.

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Topics: Fear, Missed appointments, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Centered Care, Patient Centered Practice, Patient Engagement

Walk Next Door To Learn More

Posted by Jim Turner

Sep 5, 2018 8:33:00 AM

Ever wonder what other practices are doing better? Doesn’t it seem that some practices are just easier to run than yours? That maybe they’ve found some secrets you haven’t discovered? How can you find out if there’s something out there that would make your practice better?

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Topics: medical practice management, Medical Office Administration, practice management, Front Desk Tips, Refreshing, communication, growth, Stress, change, Ideas

Partnerships To Benefit Your Practice

Posted by Easy Pay

Aug 2, 2018 8:03:00 AM

No healthcare practice is an island. Every medical office must have a network of partnerships, business relationships, vendors, and other integrations in order to be successful. Medicine is simply too complex to try to go it alone.

 

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Topics: estatements, Features, Ideas, practice management

The Power Of A Question Rightly Asked.

Posted by Jim Turner

Jul 26, 2018 9:28:00 AM

Questions rightly asked are powerful. They can help another person know they are welcomed. That their opinions are valued. That their experiences are valid.

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Topics: practice management, Decisions, office communication, communication

Script for Setting Appointments and Securing Payments

Posted by Jim Turner

Jul 19, 2018 8:27:00 AM

What is the best time for securing payment for treatment? It’s when you set the appointment.

If you are serious about your patients paying you after treatment, securing appointments with a card-on-file is the single best way to get it done.

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Topics: Scripts, Payments, Scheduling

Why Are You Making All Those Decisions?

Posted by Jim Turner

Jul 12, 2018 8:52:00 AM

Funny thing about ‘get it done’ kinda people. They often don’t trust others to get things done. Or, in their opinion, not as well or as fast as those things should be done.

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Topics: practice management, Medical Office Administration, Decisions, Ideas, Stress, change

Helping Your Doctor Make Hard Business Decisions

Posted by Jim Turner

Jun 28, 2018 9:01:00 AM

 Any practice that receives income, adheres to a budget, has employees, purchases supplies, carries insurance coverage, and generally does all the things a business does to stay viable - will at many times be forced to make difficult business decisions.

 

When these times come, doctors often find themselves unprepared. They trained to be great doctors, not necessarily great businessmen. They often struggle with making good business calls, especially if they perceive the change will negatively affect their patients. That’s where you, as a trusted administrator/advisor/employee come in.

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Topics: Decisions, Ideas, change, Stress, practice management

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