I came across this quote recently and it made me think of when I used to often say “I don’t have enough time to...”. I have changed my way of thinking as I get older and now I tell myself “you don’t have time not to…” because if I do not make time I will miss out on so many opportunities both personally and professionally. I know that life is short and I cannot let it slip by. I want to give all I have, get out in front of the pack to show how good my company is before someone takes my ideas and runs with them.
Years ago, as a result of doing assessments, I learned that the weakest part of a private practice was the most important part – the administrative operations. My passion was to help owners learn more about running their business more efficiently – bottom line to get paid for the services they provided. But too many owners put the administrative operations in the hands of someone else in hopes that they will manage the business and perform as if they owned the company.
Enter the Administrative Power Center (APC). The processes in the APC were developed so owners could spend less time on poor productivity and more time on doing the things they never have time for. My company has been helping owners implement APC’s in their practice for many years. Being able to understand the dynamics of the core of your practice is the challenge
We have been very successful because the APC becomes the core of your business and it works. A system of processes, that when followed, enhances the entire patient experience from “the first phone call” until you get paid for the services you provide. Each process determines the success of the next process from the front desk to the therapist to the biller/collector.
The APC lays it all out – everything you have to do to “getting paid right the first time”. It is something that owners can grasp and manage without difficulty. If the cash flow is down, follow the trail back to the beginning – you will find a step that was missed, fix the problem and move on.
It’s true you may not have time to do everything you want but you can make managing your business easier and take less time. Implement an APC and hang on for the ride. Take the time to give us a call to help you get started. Whether you do billing in-house or out-source, you still need an APC.
You can’t afford not to have enough time. Start making promises to yourself that you CAN keep and you will find that you will be able to do the same for your employees and family.
Diane McCutcheon, President
Stacey Fitzsimmons, Director, Account Matters
DM Business Management Consulting Services, Inc.
Account Matters – Billing & Collection Services
4 Charlesview Road, Suite 4
Hopedale, MA 01747
P: 508-422-0231 F: 508-422-0234
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Implementing an Administrative Power Center in Your Practice Oh, Not Enough Time?
How many of you have wanted to break out of the daily grind to do things that you have had your sights on for a long time. Things that will set you apart, show you at your best and give you time to really make a difference. You know what I mean, all the things you have not been able to do because you just don’t have enough time? And, how many of you are miserable because of it? Step one start prioritizing those things you need in place to help you manage. I can help.