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In this age of declining reimbursements and rising costs,
physicians keep running faster, seeing more patients, and cutting
staff in order to remain in business. Physicians must instead learn
to work smarter. But to do so requires solid, readily available
In the past, many myths led to bad business decisions. "Big is
better." "Staff represents the biggest expense, therefore if we cut
staff we'll save money." "Never write off old accounts." "Add
physicians and the patients will come." These myths still persist
because small "Mom & Pop" physician practices often lack the
time to develop managerial tools, the staff to research problems
and opportunities, and useful data for decision-making.
While "gut feel" and tips picked up in the physicians' lounge
may work sometimes, they are an unreliable - and risky - way to do
business. Computers, on the other hand, hold lots of data, but
converting it into useful reports requires knowing what you need
and how to organize it.
This toolkit contains a series of spreadsheets intended to give
the owner physician or office manager templates for monitoring key
financial indicators within the practice. These reports can be used
for a variety of purposes and, if used wisely, can help you work
smarter. The purpose is to condense, organize, and present critical
information in the way you need it to run your practice and to make
effective management decisions. We have included a list of source
reports that are likely to be available from most standard practice
management systems (billing software). If some data are not
available, you may need to modify the tools and/or the formulas.
Simply insert, delete, or modify to suit your individual practice
Although these spreadsheets summarize data from various
financial reports, it is vitally important that you also become
familiar with and regularly review the key financial reports
themselves, including the balance sheet, income statement, and
budget. Other valuable sources of financial information include
reports from your accountant (or accounting software such as
QuickBooks) - general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and
banking-related information, such as cash deposits, bank balances,
and debt payments.
Benchmarking is another means of evaluating practice
performance. It is an exercise that compares your practice to
others or to yourself as a way to strive toward improvement. The
reports in this toolkit can help you benchmark your practice
against its own historical performance.
How to use this toolkit:
The reports contained in this toolkit, and the purpose for each,
are as follows:
In each spreadsheet, instructions or notes are included in
comment boxes indicated by a small red triangle in the upper right
corner of the cell. Hold your cursor over the triangle for
pertinent information about that data element.
We need your help: ACP would appreciate
feedback on this toolkit. Does it work for you? For what purpose(s)
do you use it? Was it difficult to use? What didn't work and why?
How did it help you in the financial management of your practice?
If you have problems using this toolkit or need help customizing
any of the spreadsheets to the data available in your software or
the particular needs of your practice, contact Margo Williams by
phone at 800-338-2746, ext. 4565, or by email at email@example.com.