A new year presents a fresh opportunity to set annual goals and create a plan to achieve them. Many people make New Year’s resolutions where they strive to do better than they have in the past. Often the most successfully attained resolutions are the ones that are documented and backed-up with a plan to achieve them.
New Year’s resolutions are not limited to self-improvement in your personal life, but can also impact your business life. What are the New Year resolutions for your job? They can range from simply being more efficient, or to being more resourceful and proactive by planning ahead instead of always working in a crisis mode.
If the foregoing resolutions seem viable to you, what steps can you take to achieve them? If it is about being more efficient — are you being more technology savvy? Are you working smarter and using your time more efficiently? Are you planning to add more internal resources, or do you plan to outsource some of your workload and have best practices available to you immediately? Maybe you are planning to use a combination of all three.
For healthcare providers, 2016 goals may include becoming fully ICD-10 compliant. This resolution can be achieved immediately by outsourcing this work to a professional firm who can extend their expertise and best practices to your workflow, while simultaneously improving your patient satisfaction with higher quality service. For example, your practice may be dealing with paper EOBs, but that doesn’t mean you cannot be more efficient by using an outsource service to transfer paper documents to an electronic format that will expedite your charge entries.
It’s not too late to make 2016 the year where your goals are set and actually achieved.