What Every Pediatric Practice Manager Needs to Know About Vaccine Inventory

This is a guest post by Paul Vanchiere. He is the co-founder of Pediatric Practice Institute, a pediatric centric service company that helps practices and healthcare networks leverage their success and maximize their potential.  … [Read more...]

#20 Key Performance Indicators Smart Practice Managers Measure [Pediatric Practice Management AwesomeCast]

For today's AwesomeCast, I invited my friend Paul Vanchiere from the Pediatric Management Institute. Apparently, Chip had more important things to do... Pfff. Family. So he was MIA for this recording. If you don't know about the Pediatric Management Institute, make a note to visit. Paul and his team are doing some really cool things to help pediatric practices manage their business better. Paul knows a few things about key performance … [Read more...]

#8 Key Metrics We Should Use to Gauge the Financial Health of Our Medical Practice, Part II [Practice Management VideoCast]

Chip and I continue our discussion on key reports we ought to be looking at when assessing the financial health of our practices. In this AwesomeCast, Chip and I talk about E/M distribution, specifically the 9921x and how looking at these CPT codes and comparing with each other can provide a lot of insight into the clinic's billing practices, among other things. We also talk about Sick to Wellness ratio. Chip walks us through his process on … [Read more...]

Easy, Easy Way to Implement A Survey Tool in Your Medical Practice

I've been thinking about implementing a more streamlined survey tool. But this is one of those things that you know is important, but not necessarily a priority. That is, nothing is going to fall apart if you don't send a survey to a patient. Today, this comment (see below) came across on my screen from the SOAPM listserve that caught my eye. I emailed Dr. Adams and asked him if I could post this on PediatricInc. He agreed. Dr. Adams … [Read more...]

#6 Learning Steps to Budget for Your Medical Practice [Practice Management VideoCast]

In this episode, Chip and I have our first guest. Paul Vanchiere was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about budgeting. Why budgeting? Well, I suspect that this is an area where many practice don't excel. If you are part of a larger group, the likelihood you have a sound budgeting process that is sophisticated. But for those in smaller offices, not so much. Paul is a great guest because he has been worked in many different healthcare … [Read more...]

#4: Front Desk Benchmarking [Practice Management VideoCast]

Chip and I recorded our 4th episode of our Pediatric Practice Management VideoCast. In this episode, Chip and I talk about benchmarking, specifically front desk benchmarking. I have a little hard time with benchmarking data. Mostly because I can't pin point how I feel about them. In the video I explain my feelings, so you'll have to watch to learn the details. I also share how I go about benchmarking in our practice. Although I've never … [Read more...]

Leaving a Hospital Job to Start a Solo Practice

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook is a pediatrician that started her practice after completing a two year contract with the local hospital. These days, you don’t hear about too many docs leaving hospital jobs to open up solo practices, so I wanted to learn amount what many consider to be a rare, dying breed of doctors. I reached out to Dr. Freisleben-Cook and asked her if I could ask some questions regarding her experience as a solo rural doc. She … [Read more...]

I Don't Know How Else To Put This, But My Ebook Is Kind of a Big Deal

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about my e-book, 101 Ways to Transform Your Practice. If you haven’t picked it up (it is free by the way) I wanted to give you a little nudge to do so. Not everything in the ebook is going to work in your practice. But at the very least, I think the ebook will spark ideas that you would have not had otherwise. If you are still not convinced, then let me share this little something that … [Read more...]

I Don’t Know How Else To Put This, But My Ebook Is Kind of a Big Deal

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about my e-book, 101 Ways to Transform Your Practice. If you haven’t picked it up (it is free by the way) I wanted to give you a little nudge to do so. Not everything in the ebook is going to work in your practice. But at the very least, I think the ebook will spark ideas that you would have not had otherwise. If you are still not convinced, then let me share this little something … [Read more...]

Why is Measuring Sick to Well Ratio Important for your Pediatric Practice?

Simply put, measuring wellness-to-sick ratio estimates the focus a practice has on preventive care. And how can this info help your practice? Data shows that practices that have fewer sick visits to well visits tend to be practices with better financial outcomes. But there are other reasons why measuring sick to well ratios are beneficial to your practice. Practice Management extraodinaire Chip Hart from PCC has some really good reasons as to … [Read more...]