When Urology Centers of Alabama started a data analytics program last year, they discovered that over 50 percent of their overactive bladder (OAB) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients never showed back up for a second visit. That was clearly a problem, both from a patient care perspective as well as the practice's bottom line.
Mention urology, and people tend to think of men with prostate problems or kidney stones, and the mostly male physicians who care for them.
In March, the Alabama Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) held their winter conference at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover.
“There’s already a shortage, and it’s going to get worse,” says Jim Stroud, a CPA with the Warren Averett healthcare consulting group. According to local job listings, medical practices and hospitals are finding it hard to fill practice administrator openings.
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