How much does it cost to see a patient?
Understanding the overall costs associated with running a private practice is critical to staying afloat in today’s healthcare environment. In this 20 minute podcast, Owen Dahl speaks about the importance and tactics behind understanding these important costs.
In this 20 minute podcast, Owen Dahl, MBA, FACHE, CHBC, author of Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits, discusses how much it really costs a doctor (or a practice) to see a patient. No, the answer isn’t what you charge for an office visit. A physician needs wise management of costs and an understanding of revenue enhancement to assure long term success for the practice. But how do you analyze costs in a practice? Mr. Dahl addresses fixed, variable, direct and indirect costs with practical examples of what costs you can control. You may think it is your office supplies – but analysis of your payroll may yield larger savings. Also hear his expert comments about patient satisfaction, your no-show rate, overtime costs, and what it means to the practice to see just one additional patient per day.