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10 Epic Ways to Reward Your Staff

June 22, 2018

 
Are you looking for new ways to incentivize your employees outside of a pay raise or promotion? Remember how you felt the last time someone praised you for doing a good job?

Recognition makes people feel good about themselves and what they do.  It motivates them to keep up the good work by acting as positive reinforcement for the kind of work you value most.

Here are 10 ways to reward your staff–

  1. Switch up the Work Day – Does everyone have to work 8:00 am – 5:00 pm? Can you adjust the time within your office to ensure coverage, but give your staff some flexibility?  Maybe your biller prefers mornings and wants to be able to get her child off the bus in the afternoon.  Could they work a 7:00 am – 3:00 pm shift?  Do you have a clinician that is not a morning person?  Could they start work at 10:00 or 11:00 am instead of 8:00 am?
  2. Better Equipment – Has someone in your office been complaining about their computer, an office chair they don’t like, or the desire to have a standing desk? If so, maybe reward them with upgraded equipment if they are a high performer.
  3. Create a Wall of Fame – Have you ever been out and about at a store and seen the employee of month wall? Do something similar in your office that is visible to staff AND patients.  Post their photo, what they did to get the honor, and maybe a brief bio.
  4. Office Luncheon or Company Picnic– Host a company lunch break or picnic. Go all out with a theme, and make sure that you make folks are aware of why you are doing it.
  5. Extra Vacation Day – Give out coupons for extra vacation days for valued behavior.
  6. Impromptu Time Off – Give someone a freebie for coming in late or leaving early. You could send your staff member a message telling them to not come in until 10:00 am tomorrow because of…(and then spell out why).
  7. Casual Dress Day – Give out coupons for a jeans day of their choosing, or designate an all-employee jeans day.
  8. Favorite Treat – Do you know something that your employee really enjoys? Show up with it! It could be as small as the Starbucks drink they always bring, donuts, a cupcake, tacos from their favorite eatery, etc.
  9. Gift Cards – Gift cards are always appreciated if they are to somewhere that the person values. Maybe a local spa or their favorite restaurant?
  10. Ask – Still unsure as to what a particular employee would value as an incentive? Maybe you should ask!  Let them know you appreciate their work and why, and then ask them to send you a note with a few reward options.

Running an O&P office is a balance.  You have to make the money side of the house work, but you also have to keep your employees happy.  Having high moments, such as being rewarded for hard work, is an important part of having a healthy, happy work environment.  We hope one or more of these 10 ideas helps you hit a home run in your office!

Financial Health for Your O&P Practice

Tactics for Revenue Cycle Health

June 15, 2018

It all comes down to your revenue cycle management (RCM). No matter how good you are at serving your clients, or marketing, or attracting referrals, your practice can only be financially successful if your RCM processes are solid and you are managing each case as optimally as possible. We all know there’s nothing worse than not getting paid for services provided. If you want your revenue to stabilize and grow, you must make sure your administrative processes are in good shape.

Here are some tips for tightening up your billing procedures and growing your revenue:

INTAKE IS EVERYTHING

You absolutely must have a thorough intake process, with fully accurate data, if you’re going to be successful in billing for services for that patient. It’s also wise to use automated tools such as ZirMed’s in-chart eligibility, CGS’s “My CGS,” and Noridian’s “Noridian Medicare Portal.” All of these services help you to gather patient history and eligibility for services, including verifying devices that have been provided to the patient in the past and checking frequency limits for each billable service.

KNOW THE PAYER

Payer policies change fairly regularly. You have to make the time to stay abreast of these changes. If you don’t understand the rules of the game, how are you going to have a chance of winning? Study up on the administrative policies and clinical coverage of each payer.

VERIFY AND PRE-AUTHORIZE

It is important that you, and your patient, have a full understanding of insurance coverage prior to the delivery of any service or device. Take time, in advance, to verify coverage and to document all communication so you can be an advocate for your patient.

DENIAL ISN’T THE FINAL WORD

When a claim is denied, following up on that claim and making corrections or submitting an appeal is crucial. Most denials are related to errors that are easily avoided and corrected.  In addition, track and teach on all denials and appeals that go through your front office. Transparency in this process brings about a team approach to predicting and preventing rejections and denials going forward.

TAKE TIME FOR TRAINING

We are often so busy working in the day-to-day management of the practice that we don’t take time out for training. This is a huge mistake which can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Billing procedures are constantly improving, payer policies are frequently changing, and technology is regularly adapting to the industry. Invest in your staff and in the future of your business by taking advantage of the education that’s available to you.

Slow down, aim for accuracy, use the tools available, and make your financial health a priority. It’s vital for you, your staff, and your patients that you invest in your fiscal well being.

Want to hear more from Lesleigh on RCM and financial health for your O&P office? Join us at Fundamentals of Excellence. November 5-7, 2018 in Austin, TX.  Register Now!

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Word of Mouth: The #1 Way to Get AND Lose Business

June 1, 2018

I bet you have all heard the old adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I didn’t want to believe that for a long time, but as I get older it makes more and more sense.  We do business, hire, and hangout with people we know because there is a rapport and a trust that doesn’t exist with the unknown.  And when you need something that is important to you, who do you turn to first?  Your “circle of trust” (your friends)?  That’s an important concept to recall when running a business.

According to a study completed by the Sandler Sales Institute, referral marketing is successful 80% of the time.  That means that on average eight out of every ten people referred your way turn into patients. Compared to other forms of marketing, those are stellar results.  Here is what that same study had to say about a few other sales and marketing methods –

  • Cold Calls – 5%
  • Name Dropping – %15
  • Calling with Permission – 50%

So, now that we’ve established that referrals are likely to turn into revenue, let’s dig into why they are so effective. The largest differentiator comes down to TRUST! Since someone that has already developed trust and a rapport with the patient is referring them your way, you get that trust transferred to you. Nice, huh?

So, that means that a valuable use of your time is building trust and proving your value to those folks that will be referring to you. Here are the 2 most important things that you need to be doing to build trust with referral sources –

  • Deliver Consistently Great Service – This one seems like a no brainer, but it’s incredibly important. One of the ways in which you build trust is through providing the same level of service at every touch point and with every patient.  If a referral source knows that they can count on you, they will continue to refer to you.  However, the opposite is also true.  If your care is not consistent and some patients leave unhappy, the patients and their referral sources will tell others, and that will translate into less referrals.
  • Get to Know Them Socially — This may be more difficult to do, but we all like to do business with our friends. You may not go to each other’s parties, but are you at least in the same social clubs?  Do your paths cross at community events?
  • Handle Challenges with Grace – Inevitably, you will have moments when things go wrong. That’s life (and business)! BUT, how you make it right is a very important indicator of how you are perceived by your patients…and the folks that referred them!

Ensuring that your practice is “a solid referral” is not just in your hands, it takes a village.  Your entire team, from front desk to clinicians to everyone in between plays a role.  Word of mouth marketing is the #1 way to get business, BUT it is also the #1 way to lose business if you aren’t delivering consistently superior care at every touch point. So, make sure that awesome customer service is an integral part of your team mantra.

Remember, if you have referral sources that understand the value you provide and trust you with their patients, you will automatically gain the confidence of those that are referred your way.

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CONCIERGE SERVICE HELPS ELIMINATE ERRORS FROM YOUR MEDICARE CLAIMS

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May 25,2018

 

What if there were a way to identify errors and red flags in your Medicare claims before you file them? Well, thanks to CGS Connect, now there is! This concierge-type service provides professional review of your claims before you submit them. This doesn’t guarantee payment or exclude you from audits, but it certainly does ensure that what you submit is the best it can be. The CGS (DMEMAC for Jurisdictions B and C) review process is known to:

  • Reduce claim denials related to document errors
  • Reduce the need to appeal claim decisions
  • Provide invaluable education for your billing staff
CONCIERGE SERVICE HELPS ELIMINATE ERRORS FROM YOUR MEDICARE CLAIMS
CGS Connect’s services are available to Jurisdiction B and C Suppliers. They offer non- clinical and clinical reviews. The non-clinical reviews are conducted by their review staff who will give you detailed feedback in writing. They’ll even review your claim documents one more time, after you incorporate their suggestions, prior to your submission to Medicare. Clinical reviews involve their clinicians, who will review your claim documents and provide their recommendations. Their clinical reviews are only offered for particular billing codes. In the orthotic and prosthetic profession, the most relevant codes that they review are:
  • Lower Limb Prosthesis Microprocessor Knee – K3 or above (L5856)
  • LSO (L0450 and L0640)
  • Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes (A5500, A5512, A5513)
The review process shouldn’t take very long. If the equipment has already been delivered, CGS will respond in writing within about 15 days, letting you know if the device is “supported” or “unsupported” by the documentation. If the review is taking place prior to delivery of equipment, response generally takes place within 10 days.  It is recommended that you begin the review process prior to delivering the device. That way you will know that your documentation supports the device(s) provided before the DOS (date of service).

To learn more and to get the process started, visit the CGS Connect website at cgsmedicare.com and complete the CGS Connect Request Form. There are also detailed instructions available to guide you through completing the form.

Take advantage of this incredible service to improve your claims and claims processes. Give yourself the best possible chance for payment without issue.

To request a review, click here for the request form.

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Ignite the Passion in Your Team

May 18, 2018

At OPIE Choice, much of our education has talked about growing as a leader.  We have covered motivating, engaging, and bringing out the best in others. There is still much more that can be done. A 2014 Deloitte study  found that “up to 87% of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work.” This gap is important because “passionate workers are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance.” Robert Kaplan, author of What You’re Really Meant to Do, states that “numerous studies of highly effective people point to a strong correlation between believing in the mission, enjoying the job, and performing at a high level.” If passion plays an important role in the potential and high performance of others, how does a leader develop others toward their passions?

Passion Comes Easy in Our Field! (Really?)

Many experts have told us how lucky we are as a profession to have such a noble calling.  The passion they say, comes naturally. “Just look at the impact you have on your patients,” they say. What they don’t see is the daily grind, the office politics and the other things that can weigh us down. Yes, it is gratifying to see a patient walk, or to accomplish the goals you have established. But what if you sit at a desk ordering parts or communicating with insurance companies all day? What if you are a clinician that has become weighed down by increased documentation and less time with their patients? As leaders, part of our job is to make sure our employees feel that passion in their work.

What Can you do to Help  Unlock and Discover People’s Passions? 

You can help to explore what drives passion on the job for your employees by giving them a chance to pause and reflect. Choose natural points in the workflow to ask questions such as:

  • In advance of new projects: What are you excited about for this upcoming project or initiative? What are ways you hope to develop, learn, or grow with this experience?
  • After key milestones: What’s something you felt great about or were especially proud of on that team or project? What was especially rewarding, meaningful, or inspiring coming out of that project, initiative, or event?
  • At annual performance reviews: What did you most enjoy working on this past year and why? What are the types of things you’d like to get more experience in next year?
  • In career development conversations: What is your career aspiration over the next three to five years? How do you see this role helping you get there? What inspires you now?
For further reading, check out this article at the Harvard Business review: “How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team” by Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.”
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OPIE Con 2018

Last week marked our sixth OPIE Con, a Futura and OPIE Software user conference and training event.  Over 200 attendees, sponsors, and staff convened at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay from May 3-5th.  The 2018 event featured new content, revamped tracks, and new speakers.  At OPIE Con there is a little something for everyone, and the education provided is unlike anything else in the O&P profession. Connecting and collaborating is another big part of OPIE Con.

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From icebreakers to group activities during the morning keynote, to ending the day with a fun reception – conference goers are never bored and walk away having built relationships with colleagues that can help them as they move forward in their offices.Each morning after the keynote speech, attendees break off into their specific educational track – Office Management or Clinical Management.  The three day program includes numerous breakout sessions that cover topics from clinical documentation and change management to the who, what when, where and why of effective WIP meetings.  Here’s a taste of what one of our many OPIE Con sessions cover:

Valerie Vastola, Administrative Trainer, walked attendees through how to run a data driven staff meeting that ensures your team is achieving daily tasks and goals.  Doing this small act each week helps to predict and prevent problems that may arise in your office.  Here are some basics that Valerie provided during her sessions:

 

How Do Weekly WIP Meetings Help my Patients and my Business?

  • Weekly staff meetings will ensure you are getting the most out of your software program
  • You will rule out problems that may occur and provide better patient care
  • Avoid chaos later during audits
  • You will ensure open and honest communication between staff members
  • Builds trust, camaraderie and growth for the company and team
  • Weekly WIP meetings are critical to the successful management of an O&P office.

When, Where and Who?

When should we have the meeting?

  • The meetings should be held weekly
  • Pick a day and time that will work for all staff
  • Keep the day and time each week and don’t change it
  • Enter a recurring appointment in the schedule for all practitioners
Where should this take place?
  • Anywhere in your office that can fit your team
  • Add a virtual option if you have staff spread across multiple offices to ensure everyone feels included

Who should attend? 

Everyone – Office Manager, Practitioners, Clerical Staff, Technician(s)

What?

      What do we discuss?
  • Have an agenda
  • Follow the same agenda week to week
  • Pick one person to run the meeting
  • Pick one person to document the meeting (minutes)
  • Topics of discussion – deliveries, patient cases, fabrication issues, product delays, in-services, policy changes, staff vacations, etc.
What should we bring to the meeting?
  • System reports/updates
  • Work In progress/WIP (or access to electronic WIP)
  • Fab tracking/status and issues
  • Patient prescriptions/What is in the pipeline
  • Visits/deliveries
  • Practitioner schedules- What is scheduled next 10-14 days
  • Any topics that relate to patient care
  • Industry updates and product changes
  • An open mind and a positive attitude

“OPIE Con is a great 3-day immersion course that encourages a community atmosphere in the O&P world. I have met so many great people at these conferences, people who have helped me with workday issues and brainstormed simpler processes to benefit my facility. Paul has done an amazing job uniting a community together and creating a well-functioning program.”

–  OPIE Con Attendee, Samantha Case from Seacoast O&P

 

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Keep the Change

Written by: Bob Spiel, MBA

Day One of OPIE Con is now wrapped up.   For all who are attending, what an amazing opportunity this is to learn from the very best in the Orthotics and Prosthetics profession.    Few things compare to the personal and group discoveries that occur when you step away from the demands of daily objectives, step into a world of learning, and then commit to new things.   For me personally, it’s been a thrill to be with you today, seeing light bulbs go off inside as breakthroughs take place.

Over the next two days, more courses will be taken, networking will occur, ideas will be fostered, hearts will be motivated, and then…Monday comes crashing back into our professional lives.   Within a week or two the lessons from the training get dimmer, the present realities loom larger, and the good intentions we had on the way back home become memories in a notebook.   We catch a bad case of “conference-itis”.

What can each participant at OPIE Con do to immunize themselves from this chronic condition so that the good intentions turn into goals, and the goals turn into results?  What can we do to “Keep the Change”?  To borrow a word from my key note session this morning, the answer is SIMPLE, UP-FRONT CLARITY.   In my experience as a practice coach, the action items from this conference have a 90% chance of success IF you invest the mental and emotional energy – sometime between now and Monday morning — to gain crystal clear answers to the following questions:

  1. What do you really want and why? Whether we like it or not, genuine change begins at an emotional, and not an intellectual level.   Emotions drive people, and people drive performance.   Tapping into this level begins with knowing exactly what you want, and, more importantly, why you want it.   This is the starting point of clarity, because after these two answers are in mind, the rest of the answers begin to fall into place.  Without these answers, change doesn’t stand a chance.  With them clearly in place, more than half the mental work is done.
  2. How important is this? Once the “why” is determined, the next question to consider is its level of importance.   What impact will this change have on your organization; on you personally; on your patients?   How big a deal is this…really?  These thoughts help sink the answers to question one further into our hearts, and also into our minds.
  3. What will success look like? With this change firmly in place, can you describe how things would run, look, feel, perform?   How will you know when success is reached and what the finish line looks like…if there is a finish line at all?
  4. How am I going to make this happen? Shifting to action planning is the fourth step.   For each point in this step keep in mind that you may not know the answer, but if you did, what would it look like?   Give yourself permission think out loud and start from where you are.  These three simple questions keep the clarity going:
    • What are the steps?
    • How do I/we go about making this happen? Who would be involved?
    • What is your goal completion date?  Remember, time is one of our greatest allies in getting things done.  If we don’t set realistic deadlines, tomorrow never comes.
  5. What’s the reward for getting there? For each major step in the process, what reward(s) could be put in place as mile posts for celebration?  If this is a team effort, could you employ a grab bag (a bag full of 5’s, 10’s, 20’s and a 50 dollar bill that each gets to grab into and see what they get)? What would also be a fitting, ultimate reward for achieving this change/goal?  A trip, cruise, night out, CE event, or time away?   The answers are only limited by our creativity.
  6. What’s the penalty for not nailing this? If the change isn’t sticking, is there an appropriate way to reinforce it by setting up negative reinforcers as well?  A client of mine has some very specific fitness goals, and each time he forgets to nail one of his commitments he puts $5.00 into a fishbowl in his office.  What’s the big deal about that?  He’s a loyal University of Georgia Bulldog, and the hair on his head stands up when he thinks of Auburn University.  The five dollar bills in the jar will be donated to Auburn’s booster club. The money isn’t the big deal; the thought of promoting Auburn is.
In summary, ideas don’t create change; ownership does.   These six steps are all about creating clear, genuine ownership both on the inside and outside, in order to create the future you want.   Conference-itis is not contagious.  We choose to catch it, or not.   Make this OPIE Con a game changer by cementing in place, before the vortex of the office sucks you in, clear answers to these six points.   You’ll find by doing so that you not only got your feet in front of you and kept them there, but will have created an unforgettable journey upward. And that bird Paul spoke of Thursday morning will be nurtured.

Make sure you sign up for the post-OPIE Con coaching sessions! They are another means of helping you ensure you don’t leave what you learned at the conference.  Sessions are free for all Choice members! Register Now!

Balancing the Art, Science, and Business of O&P

Written by: Scott Williamson, MBA, CAE(ret)

The delivery of O & P care has long been a blend of art and science.  The relative contribution of each can be debated, but certainly both are essential to provide effective care.  Today, with pressure on healthcare providers to do more with less, or at the very least, to continue to provide the same level of care that you are used to, you have to pay attention to the business side too.  We are being told that we need more documentation, more administrative support, and some insurance companies are offering rates at 40% off Medicare!You can not stay in the business for long without paying attention to the business side of your operations.  Managing your margin is essential to providing care to the people who need you.   At the same time, we can not allow the science and business of care delivery to overrun the art of care.  All three elements must be in balance for  high quality care and long-term success of your business.

Think of the Art of care as the “human” side.  You might be a great technical prosthetist or orthotist, always providing the perfect intervention and achieving the physical correction you are looking for. However, if you don’t make the human connection, if you don’t get to really know the person behind the challenge, then you  can’t fully address their needs.  It is not enough to treat the condition, we must treat the person.  When you first meet a potential patient, most likely at the initial evaluation, you should ask yourself three questions:

  1. How do I treat this person and not just the disease?
  2. What is it that they really want? (What will make this intervention a complete success for them?)
  3. How can I give the right people the right amount of authority as they participate in the care of this person?
Approach your plan of care from a perspective that balances the Art of care with the Science of care in such a way that the Business of care can continue.
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Target Marketing – Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Written by: Christy Butler, MBA

One of my favorite quotes is “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Doesn’t that ring true in so many aspects of our life, including our work?

Today though, I want to talk to you specifically about your marketing efforts.  Do you have a plan? Are your efforts targeted? Are you using the data already available in your system to drive your efforts?

The best way to create a solid marketing plan is to take your yearly organizational goals and break them down into quarterly strategic marketing goals.  After that, you should break those out into high-level monthly activities and detailed weekly and daily activities.  This will allow you to create a manageable plan with milestones for completing the plan and achieving your goals.  Additionally, by breaking your goals down into smaller chunks, your staff will have a clearer vision of what can be accomplished.

Your marketing plan can be as simple as an excel spreadsheet or a word document that you break down by quarter and month. As the Marketing Manager at OPIE, I do this.  I start out listing all of the months on a sheet, and then I add in all of the activities that I know will happen and when they will come into play.  In November or December I do an overall planning session for the year, and then I also work on Q1 goals.  In March, I complete Q2 planning, June is Q3 planning, and September is Q4 planning.

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This is not a perfect process!  Other things will creep in as they always do, and things will need to be rearranged for various reasons.  I simply try to work out when I will need to do various activities for the year, and quarter by quarter and month by month I adjust and move things around in my plan as necessary.  Not only will this help to keep you on track to achieve your goals for the year, but it will also help you as you plan for future years.

So thus far, I haven’t even really discussed anything marketing specific, other than the word “marketing” a few times.  BUT, making a plan is more than half the battle! If you can do that, implementation of your marketing strategy becomes much easier.

So what do you need to ensure your marketing efforts are aligned with organizational efforts? I suggest working with your owner or business manager and asking them to provide you with at least yearly strategic initiatives (hint: these should align with your corporate mission statement). From there, sit down with your team and determine the following key things –

  • Your Purpose – Why does your organization exist?
  • Target Market – Who is your ideal customer?
  • Messaging – Why do your customers care about what you offer? What value do you create? Why are you different from every other O&P office out there?
  • Platform – Where do you tell your story? (What media will be used?)
  • MAKE IT ABOUT THEM (the customer), NOT YOU!!

Planning and answering these questions will put you at a huge advantage as you create or improve your marketing efforts. But remember: perception is reality…people choose to work with companies due to intangible value, for what they experience and what they care about. Your competitive advantage is what your customer believes, not the device you provide.

Join me at OPIE Con for a full session on taking a targeted approach to marketing. Register now!

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OPIE Con, A Day in the Life…

Written By: Spencer Penhart, Penhart Performance GroupAs a former presenter at multiple OPIE Cons, I have had the unique perspective of experiencing several OPIE Con meetings and meeting hundreds and hundreds of the attendees. While every OPIE Con is a little bit different, here is what I have seen that is the same, and why you should attend…I see a group of over 200 people arrive at a terrific destination, city, and venue. They are from all over the U.S. and other countries, and some come with several clinicians and staff from their clinics.

They enter the ballroom for the opening session, often looking a bit nervous and uncomfortable. Many are first-timers, and they wear their inner monologue on their faces, all seemingly asking themselves the same questions: “Was this a good idea? Should I really be here? Is this going to be worth it?”

They then begin their opening session by meeting new people and making  friends. People are soon feeling much more comfortable. They then participate in a presentation that is both emotionally challenging and career-changing, redefining how they see their role in the clinic and how they can impact patients. It sets the stage for one of the most valuable benefits of OPIE Con: the mindset shift away from just doing transactional work, to doing your VERY BEST to positively impact patients and the practice. Then, a guest speaker usually presents on a key topic that is foundational for the success of any O&P employee and practice.

Day 1 is spent in breakout sessions with people from their same functional tracks: Clinician or Administrative/Billing. They improve their skills and knowledge, and another critical light bulb goes on for them: OPIE and Futura software systems aren’t just something their boss told them they have to use; these tools are critical  for providing the highest quality care for patients, as well as for ensuring maximum financial viability, efficiency, and success for the practice. They reconvene as a large group at the end of Day 1, seated with people from their same functional track but different practices, and share their key takeaways with one another. Yet another key OPIE Con takeaway: collaboration helps everyone be more successful. Day 1 ends with a really good party. I have personally witnessed Paul Prusakowski doing a fantastic salsa dance to the smooth Caribbean beats of a steel drum band and eaten delicious crab cakes at the oldest restaurant in Baltimore on a waterfront balcony while watching the Cleveland Browns ruin yet another NFL draft, just to name a couple! By this time, the attendees are having a great time, and making terrific new friends.

On Day 2, the focus begins to shift from working as a function to working cross-functionally throughout an entire clinic. It often begins with the Innovation Workshop, where attendees are seated at a table with clinicians, billing, and administrative personnel, all from different clinics. They then begin an open and honest exercise about where the biggest frustration points tend to be within each of the three functional areas. What they quickly see is, “It’s not just me or my practice that struggles with this, it’s everyone!”

They then move into an ideation session, where they work together to develop multiple specific solutions to the most common significant problems in each track and share those with the entire audience. Every single attendee witnesses 200(!) new ideas for how to solve that issue in their practice, and then hones in on the top 3 solutions they want to proactively bring back and discuss with the practice owner. One of my most interesting observations of this workshop is that it is often the first time the clinicians have ever heard of these issues existing, as they often are not shared with the clinician or practice owner out of fear of repercussions. The attendees then go on to complete their functional tracks in the afternoon and are brought together at the end of the day for a final idea sharing session, this time seated with all the people they came with from their practice. They share their key opportunities for improvement both as individuals and as a practice and begin the process of action planning to resolve them. This is among the biggest gold nugget you could imagine from a conference. On Day 3, they attend a few final sessions, then head home with a new perspective, brimming with both possibility and newfound responsibility.

I saw the same result every time. OPIE Con is truly an impactful and memorable experience that can transform your practice. To get the maximum ROI, I would recommend not just sending one person from your office, but all key personnel at all the levels: the Clinician, Office Manager, Biller, Administrator, etc. It’s the opportunity to take your practice’s success to the level you hardly dared to imagine…

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