Newly released Podcast Interview Asks Physicians and Office Administrators, 'How Much Does it Cost You to See a Patient?'

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Newly released podcast interview asks physicians and office administrators, "How much does it Cost You to See a Patient?" Owen Dahl, author of Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits discusses patient satisfaction, the no-show rate, overtime costs, and what it can mean to the practice to see just one additional patient per day.

Newly released podcast interview asks physicians and office administrators, "How much does it Cost You to See a Patient?" Owen Dahl, author of Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits discusses patient satisfaction, the no-show rate, overtime costs, and what it can mean to the practice to see just one additional patient per day.

Free podcast Interview at http://www.soundpractice.net with Owen J. Dahl, MBA, FACHE, CHBC and Author of Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits.

When a physician or practice administrator is asked, "How much does it cost to see a patient?" The most common answer is "I don't know," followed by some dollar amount like $55. Why $55, "because that is what we charge for an office visit."

In a 20-minute podcast recorded today, Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management® interviews Owen Dahl on why a physician needs wise management of costs and an understanding of revenue enhancement to assure long-term practice success.

Owen Dahl is a nationally-known speaker, consultant and author in medical practice management. In the podcast, Dahl addresses fixed, variable, direct and indirect costs with practical examples of what costs in the practice can be controlled. Physicians may think it is the office supplies, but analysis of the payroll may yield larger savings. Also hear his expert comments about patient satisfaction, the no-show rate, overtime costs, and what it can mean to the practice to see just one additional patient per day.

And, if physicians like what Owen Dahl is describing in the free 20-minute podcast, they will appreciate what he is saying in his new book, Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits.

According to Nancy Collins, President of Greenbranch Pubishing, "No longer can the business of the medical practice be based on the intuition of the physician or office manager. Owen Dahl in Think Business! decodes business theories and applies them to today's practice. Far beyond marketing, human resources, finances and patient-orientated services, this book will revolutionize how you think about your medical practice."

Filled with winning techniques - Think Business! Includes:

  • Financial fundamentals - keeping tabs on the practice
  • Employees as assets: How to recruit and retain them
  • How to differentiate your practice from your competition
  • Setting the stage for pay-for-performance and quality of care    
  • Motivate employees to build great teams; it's not only about money!

"If you own, run, or have anything to do with a medical practice, you must read this book."

It is time to bring solid business principles to the medical practice. Listen to Owen Dahl at http://www.soundpractice.net and order his book at http://www.thinkbusiness.md or by calling (800) 933-3711.

Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits

Greenbranch Publishing, paperback, 225 pages
ISBN: 0-9768343-5-9; $69.95
http://www.thinkbusiness.md; http://www.mpmnetwork.com

Table of Contents

Foreword by David B. Nash, M.D., M.B.A., FACP

1. Are you a Business?
History, Are you a business, Business life cycle, Business organization, Business real purpose

2. Planning
Strategic plan, Vision and mission, Values and value statements, Strategies, SWOT, Objectives, Environment

3. Quality of Care
Measurement, Relationship management, defects and waste, quality management

4. Human Resources
Employee as an asset and knowledge worker, retention, team, generations, management and leadership

5. Process, Systems and Efficiency
Systems, flow chart, benchmarks, measurement

6. Marketing
Strategy, patient decision process, Services, relationships, research and statistics, patient satisfaction, marketing plan, get active, give back

7. Financial Management
Statements, external activity and sources of funds, metrics

8. Compliance
Risk management, quality assurance, compliance plan, evidence based, incident report, and accreditation

9. Knowledge Management and Decision Making
Data, information, knowledge, and wisdom continuum, management information systems, decision making, knowledge management

10. Change Management
Evidence 1, why and what of change, resistance to change, Is your organization ready for change, change manager or leader, evidence 2, group/team, evidence 3 and solutions, unfreeze, change, refreeze

11. Case Studies
Operational, strategic and "the big change"

12. The Future of Your Business
Future scenarios, the glass is half empty, Information and food for thought, The glass is half full, Ideal practice

http://www.thinkbusiness.md; http://www.mpmnetwork.com

About Greenbranch Publishing, LLC:
Greenbranch Publishing, LLC, with headquarters in Phoenix, Maryland, is a privately held firm founded in 1998. The company is a leading media company and publisher of medical practice management titles, electronic media and audio conferences for physicians, practice administrators and office practice managers. http://www.thinkbusiness.md, http://www.mpmnetwork.com, http://www.soundpractice.net, http://www.mpmbuyersguide.com

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