My uncle used to be a missionary to the distant tribes in Brazil. He often carried a machete to cut through the brush of the rain forest. In the near future, I fear we will be hearing the slashing ringing through the medical practice world. With trillions in cuts coming in the medical budget, if your practice accepts state or federal reimbursement dollars you will be affected.
Is your practice running as lean and mean as it can? Have you used auto-attendants, auto-call appointment reminders, online forms, and the every other possible efficiency gaining technology to keep costs down? Even simple changes like dual monitors on your billers’ computers will help improve their speed. If you have not, make changes nowas the machetes are ringing and the sound is growing closer.