ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Appointments and schedules, general
The author describes how his practice addressed the problem of patients who frequently missed appointments by implementing an alternative form of scheduling for such patients.
The author introduces an article in which Mark Murray, MD, MPA, well-known as an expert in advanced access, provides a remarkably practical way of determining both how many patients you really have and how many you should have.
The article explains how to calculate the ideal number of patients a physician should have on his or her panel in order to optimize patient access to care, continuity of care and quality of care.
The article will describe how to conduct e-visits and will address reimbursement issues associated with these visits.
The author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.
The author describes how to ensure that you're coding and billing accurately for the services you perform and how to generate more revenue.
Having assembled tips from preceptors across the country, the authors offer a variety of ways to make precepting work in a highly efficient and productive practice.
The article addresses strategies for ensuring ideal access to care -- open access scheduling, effective phone systems, e-mail, e-vists and texting patients -- all contributing toward the goal of helping patients get the care they want and need when they want and need it.
The author provides common-sense approaches for improving patient-scheduling problems (e.g., handling peak traffic during flu season) in a medical practice.
The article describes strategies that family practices have successfully used to move patients through their practice more efficiently, thereby improving patient satisfaction and practice productivity.