Plastic surgeons may know everything they need to know about performing a successful cosmetic procedure, but it is not likely they bring the same level of expertise to the operational end of their practice. In fact, most plastic surgeons and dermatologists will probably admit they don’t want to put the same time and energy into the business portion of their practice as they do caring for patients. If practice management is not your forte, there are a number of tips that can help you run your office efficiently and cost-effectively without sacrificing quality of patient care.
I have had the pleasure of interacting and getting to know aesthetic medical practices throughout the country when I’ve trained physicians and staff in the use of EMR, practice management, and patient engagement software. Over the years, I’ve noticed that one of the greatest challenges a plastic surgery practice faces is the retention of great employees. In my travels, I’ve been fortunate to observe employee best practices throughout the U.S. Now I’d like to share my observations with you.
What: RE-BOOT CAMP: Comprehensive Practice Management Symposium
You know how to run your practice. Now learn how to run it better.
Many plastic surgeons are working longer hours and leaving money on the table that they may not even know about. Time to Re-Boot.
Several states will require Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) in the near future. The question remains, is your state one of them? And if so, are you prepared?
New York is leading the charge and will require all controlled substances to be ePrescribed beginning March 27, 2015.
Currently, 49 states have state regulatory approval for EPCS (Montana and Missouri are the only two that don’t).
For a closer look at EPCS regulatory status by state, click on the EPCS Regulatory Status Map. To view pharmacy readiness by state or to search for EPCS-enabled pharmacies in your area, view Surescripts’ Pharmacy Enablement Map.
I opened my cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice about two years ago and I selected patientNOW primarily for its patented system to help with patient retention and growth. I also wanted a product that could be both an electronic medical record and point of sale system to manage my inventory and surgery fees.
Some states will require Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) in the near future. New York is leading the charge and will require all controlled substances to be ePrescribed beginning March 27, 2015.