Appointments and schedules, general

Feb 2005 Issue
Managing the Habitual No-Show Patient [Improving Patient Care]

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.

Apr 2007 Issue
The Right Number: Optimizing Panel Size [From The Editor]

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.

Apr 2007 Issue
Panel Size: How Many Patients Can One Doctor Manage? [Feature]

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.

Oct 2007 Issue
Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation [Feature]

The article will describe how to conduct e-visits and will address reimbursement issues associated with these visits.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions [Feature]

The author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort [Feature]

The author describes how to ensure that you're coding and billing accurately for the services you perform and how to generate more revenue.

May/June 2010 Issue
How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor [Feature]

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.

September/October 2010 Issue
Five Ways to Improve Access to Care [The Last Word]

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.

Jan 2002 Issue
Tuning Up Your Patient Schedule [Feature]

The author provides common-sense approaches for improving patient-scheduling problems (e.g., handling peak traffic during flu season) in a medical practice.

Jun 2002 Issue
Strategies for Better Patient Flow and Cycle Time [Feature]

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.

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