Sure it is. Isn’t it amazing that the United Healthcare Usual and Customary Class Action case is finally now getting paid approximately 10 years later?
Contact with the settlement administrator this morning confirmed that checks should be mailed by the end of March.
No wonder physicians physicians dislike the legal profession and system. Even when the case goes their way, it takes 10 years to get even a small portion of the amount due them.
Contact us if you have questions about this case or others being settled.
How do you know how well you are doing? I learned of some local businesses leaders that were touring a factory to help them with lean manufacturing ideas. They looked over the processes of the subject company and made recommendations to improve their processes as well as taking home a few ideas of their own.
How many medical practices complete this type of site comparison? Why not send out your office manager to a medical practice of another specialty? This works especially well in the case of referring and receiving partner practices. When practices are able to ask questions about process and patient flow, understanding improves and processes can be improved.
Another key benchmark is the annual benchmark reporting performed by MGMA. Each year, they compare measures like physician productivity, cost structure and starting salaries for physician practices. As part of your professional community, why not have your office manager submit your data to MGMA and see how your practice’s cost structure compares and your income. Are you working harder? Sure seems like it, but maybe not. Check with your colleagues to see if they submit. The more that submit, the better the analysis.
It doesn’t end there though, once you find out how you are doing, you need to adjust your practice to maximize your income without sacrificing quality. Find out which practices are doing well and what you can learn from them. Often this is what a consultant brings to your practice. They know what others are doing well and how you might benefit. They can shorten the learning curve so that you can receive benefits from their knowledge today.
Do you need to update your website? Did you approach the Computer Technology help-wanted message board of the community college or a site like elance.com to get an update to your website? If you were able to get them to update your site, you may get something changed but it may be in such tech language that you will never be able to make changes yourself in the future.
If you didn’t make it that far, one possible barrier that you faced was knowing that they would want you to have the content ready to post. Sometimes we dont know what we want, we only know what we DON’T want.
Take a quick look at wordpress. For self-managed sites, it is an excellent content management platform that offers you templates that you can switch and format. If you have existing content that you just want to freshen-up the look and feel, you can plug that content into a WordPress layout and then try different templates to get the look and feel that you want.
WordPress out of the box can be a bit slow if you are using it for a very large website, but even large companies wpbeginner says that Yahoo, WSJ and Ebay use wordpress for parts of their websites. So, if it is good enough for them, why not give it a try.
You should be able to be up and running within an hour and able to make quick changes and modifications to your site even daily if you would so choose.