More January 2014 Visit Volume Research

Last week, I posted some data about national visit volume that I hope made clear that the perceived dip in the January 2014 visit volume was largely cyclical and weather related.  Sure, there are some practices whose variance isn’t explained so easily.  For example, one of the comments I received reflected my thoughts: “I think …

Some Interesting Pediatric Practice Management Podcast Updates

Before I post more data about the January visit volume, I should quickly highlight two recent podcasts Brandon and I did recently. First, let’s introduce George Rogu and his Long Island practice to the world.  What does he do that other practices often fear to do? Then, do not miss Robin Warner’s “Gamification” of her …

Public Service Announcements

While we wait for me to do Part II of the Great January 2014 Visit Analysis,  I have three news items to share now for fear that they get buried in the next post. Here is a piece I wrote for CPP (an Ohio-based GPO) about optimizing your EHR.  Viable advice for nearly any EHR …

January 2014 Visit Volume

[Back from vacation!] Starting in mid-January, we began to hear rumblings and then outright panic from our clients about their patient volume diving steeply.  Although most practices recognized the impact of the crazy weather and practice/school closings, the most common explanation I heard was that “high deductible health plans” are to blame for the big …