The Case of the Dramatic Drop in Clients
From October 2013 to May 2014, this practice experienced a steady rise in patients – and then, Bam!, a big drop off. Their Patient Summary Chart prompts the key question: why?
Investigating the issue found that the new client services team was not fully trained on the reminder system, nor were they up to par on call outs for lapsing clients. More staff training was in order. They will also start collecting the reasons why lapsing clients push back on making an appointment (financial concern, bad previous experience, etc) so as to spot trends early and address them.
This practice’s revenue opportunity from lapsing patients this month alone is over $183,000, so the extra time and effort for training the new CSRs will be well worth the effort. Tracking future monthly reports will indicate how well the team training went or if additional work is needed in this area.
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