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Top 10 reasons why your practice falls behind schedule

Physician Practice Perspective, January 21, 2003

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How to get ahead, and stay there (Part two of two)By Barbara Eberly6. Inflexible schedulingNot every routine problem has a 10-minute fix. The theory is that if some problems require five minutes of face-to-face provider time, most need 10, and some need 20. Then, on average, you can allow 10 minutes per routine appointment. But there’s a kink in that theory when you book three or more 20-minute problems in back-to-back 10-minute slots. Tip: Use an electronic scheduling package that allows you to associate types of problems or procedures with provider time needs. By selecting th

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