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Clinical support staff
Delegation, technology, and training enabled our MAs - and doctors - to grow.
Nonphysician practitioners can expand practice capacity, but it's vital to follow the billing rules.
Physicians can maximize their time - and their practice's income - by delegating more documentation tasks to well-trained staff.
"A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world." -- Dr. Harvey Cushing
Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.
These multifaceted employees can improve patient care, generate additional net revenue, and prepare your practice for the future.
Care coordinators can boost quality and revenue by reducing no-shows, improving adherence, and enhancing preventive and chronic care.
When capable nurses are given greater responsibility for each patient encounter, good results follow.
Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involved in their own health.
In an era of "do more with less," MAs can play a pivotal and flexible role in family medicine practices.