Being the office manager of a busy medical office is a lot like juggling. Every day is a delicate balancing act of complex and challenging tasks, from personnel problems to budget planning and payroll. Without a strategy to stay organized, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, creating higher stress levels for you and the entire office. […]
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Newsletters are valuable tools for many medical practices. They are important because they help to encourage conversations between providers and patients. When executed properly, newsletters can help practices develop lasting relationships with their patients. But your audience can receive hundreds of emails per day, so it is essential that your newsletters are engaging enough to […]
These days, healthcare is all about the patient experience. So what does that mean for your rheumatology practice? It includes the whole experience a patient will have from start to finish, not just the time spent in the exam room with a rheumatologist. This means that the communication between staff and patients, the ease of […]
Part of what makes a blog successful is including interesting and relevant content. During the holiday season, themed blog posts are important. If done correctly, they will help generate interest, drive traffic to your site and build a strong relationship between you and your audience. However, creating seasonal content ideas for a rheumatology website isn’t […]
There is no denying the many benefits that come with working in healthcare. Job security is sound, the pay is good and the work can make you feel satisfied and accomplished. While there are many positives, the medical field also has some drawbacks. Sickness doesn’t take vacations or holidays, which makes working in healthcare harder […]
If you have a nurse practitioners (NP) at your rheumatology practice, you know they are essential. That’s why it is important to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week and take the time to honor these exceptional and highly skilled health care providers. This year, National Nurse Practitioner Week takes place November 11th through 17th. Nurse Practitioner […]
We all want our medical offices to run as efficiently and smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, there are some days that fall short from the very beginning and eventually fall apart completely. These are the days that even heavy doses of caffeine and the most motivating of Muzak can’t fix. Managing your medical office efficiently maximizes […]
Halloween is coming, and while many are fretting over ghosts and goblins, medical offices are stressing over their biggest fear – no-shows! Missed appointments are a huge problem among all medical practices. From wasted time to loss of revenue, no-shows can throw the best planned day into turmoil. Studies show that even the best practices […]
Patient portals are an excellent way to share and exchange important information with patients in a safe and convenient manner. In theory, patient portals are great – if you can get your patients to utilize them. The first hurdle is getting patients to go through the process of registering! Keep reading for seven tricks to […]
September is Pain Awareness Month and coping with pain can be one of the most difficult parts of living with arthritis. One of the most effective things we can do is teach patients to take their pain into their own hands. Educating them and helping them recognize what causes their pain will help them figure […]
While it’s important to maintain a relationship with your existing patients, it’s just as important to grow your practice with new patients. Regardless of what you have been told, promoting your practice and gaining new patients doesn’t have to be costly and time-consuming. Here are seven ways to attract new patients to your practice. Get […]
The everyday management of a medical practice is time consuming. With all the responsibilities, who has time for emails? Emails may seem like a small detail, but with the pressures of a busy office, it’s essential that we make the most of our patient communication. Automating your messages keeps you connected and makes things easier, […]
- As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
- In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices. NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
- Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO
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