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Maximize your practice's revenue

Forget trying to scale back your overhead — focus on your income

A south-central Ontario group practice did some reorganizing and realized they had an 800-square-foot surplus of office space. They’d already committed to a mortgage on the building, and finding a new doctor to join their group was proving difficult. What to do?

The answer, provided by Practice Solutions consultant Jim Sweeney, was to rent out the surplus office space to other health professionals — in this case, a team of physiotherapists. “This was a win-win opportunity,” says Sweeney, a 37-year veteran of practice management consulting. The group practice got rid of the drag on their finances, while the physiotherapists got access to an office that was already set up for patients.

Renting out extra office space (or even your own office space during hours it goes unused) to ancillary medical services providers or to other doctors, is one of the most effective ways to maximize your practice’s revenue, says Sweeney.

For most physicians, expenses are already as low as they can reasonably go. Unless your staffers are earning outrageous salaries or your waiting room is so lavish that patients just come in to relax, you probably don’t have much fat to trim. That’s why if you want to offset your overhead you’ll have to look at maximizing your revenue, either via new sources (like renting out unused office space) or through existing channels. The most fruitful thing you can do with your existing revenue stream, says Sweeney, is to optimize your billing.

Read the rest of this Practice Management article, which appears in the September issue of
Parkhurst Exchange magazine, online here.

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  1. Purley Quirt (aka Sharon)21 September, 2009 8:49 AM

    It is also time to triage three things:

    1. time itself( and how to use it as a knowledge worker).This will remove the "physical walls" of your office and take you into worlds that are not measured in square feet ;)

    2.the waiting room should be nothing larger than a door. Using a START ( simple triage and rapid treatment ) perspective which began for E.R use quickly positions the patient for immediate attention.

    3. payment methods (how about an automatic standing order from the payer....and a variables
    cheque at intervals ) Then transfer this variables payment "pattern" to your "outputs" on a 30/45/60 day cycle linked to a specific date in the month.

    Heck, why not reconfigure the waiting room and rent the space to a "triage worker" ( nice new category for a nurse who is capable of working the billing /treatment software link for you ....while organising his/her own staff to manage workload)

    Just as physicians have redefined by titles ( e.g. hospitalist) why can't nurses give their historic"contextual" roles more " text"through specific task-related roles?

    Nurse practitioner is not the only road to professional independence for nurses.

    NOTE: patients treated from a domicile identified as their "voting address" can access ancillary service and supplies from "the system"paid professionals ( yes...even in a private retirement home...which shouls enable them to pay less for their "care" package)

    They also can use SAAT tools ( self assessment audit tools) linked directly for you to read at your leisure ( and used as a trigger )

    [If the payer links this to "evidence of voting" as well .....our entire political arena would be revamped!]

  2. Purley Quirt (aka Sharon)21 September, 2009 9:20 AM

    P.S. There is an entirely new community role for physicians that appears to have been completely overlooked.
    Academics are presently mulling over the "overlap area" where catchment circles drawn around "established service" response and " emergency service"response create a dilemma.

    When the " community-as-partner" perspective emerged with a "non-medical" determinants of health it greatly broadened the worker "task pool" but not the "skills pool".

    **Ineffective treatment = delayed cure = meeting client at a more care-intensive level

    What to do?

    We have " parish nursing" emerging from "faith" congregations ( not true to the original concept, by the way) and their enhanced community presence is not companioned by a " parish doctor".

    One could argue this is currently embodied in the "medical officer of health".
    If so........ let us see how his/her initiatives address the " overlap" need for how "medical" determinants of health are channelled.

    **Right now many client-paid options exist that eventually cost the system more
    [humming and touching is no longer just sold on street corners ;)]

    Time to revisit Druckers suggestion for what he called a " citizenship center" where the knowledge workers congregate... and collaborate... to redefine service and how it is performed.

    HEY........ take the beds out of the primary care hospital building...and what have you got???????

  3. Symposier28 September, 2009 12:30 AM

    Very interesting article, In fact a lot of hospitals/clinics rent some of their spaces for other health specialists. I think its a great idea, and also gives patients the advantage of visiting different specialists in the same space, and well if it also helps the clinic/hospital on its economical problems its much better. Renting Space is a nice alternative for clinics with surplus space.

  4. sharon30 October, 2009 12:12 AM

    something to watch...private sector partnerings with NGO community service providers..without pubic sector functioning as partner..