Procedures Outside Medicare
It is no longer a grey area to charge outside the scope of Medicare for high tech instruments such as:
StratusOCT, GDx or Digital photography of the optic nerve. Investing and charging for this technology is imperative for business growth.
Invest in IT
Invest in Technology
Schedule Management Time
Prescribe Specialty Products
Where possible choose speciality products. This applies to spectacle lenses and contact lenses. Patients will choose to stay with your practice if they perceive they are not buying commodities from you.
Contact Lenses are Profitable The tip here is to keep upgrading your patients to newer and better lenses, as soon as they are available. They will look forward to seeing you every year to find out what's new.
Pre Appoint Future Consultations
This an extremely powerful tool. You must have computerised practice management software with a linked appointment book. Your recall success will rise from 25% to 70%.