This has happened to all of us! We call a patient to confirm their appointment but they don't answer. You call them again... and still no answer. Do you just consider them as a cancellation, a no-show, do you double book that time slot just in case, are you just going to hope they show up and leave them on the schedule?!
Sandy Pardue gives us the exact steps and instructions we must take to handle patients who do NOT confirm.
She gives us specific scripts, how many attempts we should make on a confirmation, what needs to be said, and where to discern and make moves in this situation.
In this episode Sandy shares with us the 4 key actions that you must create. This is 4 specific lists that you must create in your practice, and then it forms into a system!
This system will prevent empty slots in your schedule, contribute to more collections, meet the needs of your patients who NEED to be seen soon, and minimizing unscheduled treatment .
This system is something that's missing in so many practices, so we encourage you to start NOW with the "4 Lists System" if you haven't yet.
In this episode Sandy Pardue gives us her "3 Day Report" that will increase collections and decrease broken appointments.
This will also answer the main question "should we schedule the patient first and then collect payment OR collect payment and then schedule the patient"? Sandy teaches us step by step how to do this.
We also discuss scripts on what to say to patients who are past due on their payments, how to do health credit ratings on patients, and how to create a "scheduler" in your practice who is responsible for the WHOLE schedule.
This was a VERY hot topic so Sandy and I decided to dive further into it and even provide you with scripts and cancellation policies to format and say.
We need to understand that broken appointments WILL happen but it should not be the norm.
We need to also understand that charging patients for this is a band-aid to the problem, not the solution.
So what are the proper steps and procedures to take when this occurs? And how can we minimize broken appointments?
In this episode Sandy lets us know exactly what we need to do.