- What is Manage My Practice?
- Do you only work with solo and small practices?
- How many people are in your firm?
- Does it cost anything for Mary Pat to answer a question?
- How do I hire Mary Pat as a consultant?
- If I want to start a new practice, how long will it take?
- Do you travel to my practice to consult with me?
- Can I subscribe to your blog posts via email?
What is Manage My Practice?
MMP is a place for physicians, care providers and practice management professionals to find free, authoritative information on “everything practice management.” Unlike management organizations or societies, there is no fee to view all information on the site.
Do you only work with solo and small practices?
Our start-up services are geared to the solo and small practice, however we've worked with practices of every size and specialty (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, accupuncturists, laboratory owners, and IDTF owners) across the country, as well as a few outside the United States to provide coding, billing, credentialing and practice management services.
Our mission is to keep the independent medical practice alive and well, and financially viable.
How many people are in your firm?
Manage My Practice is a family business. Mary Pat's husband Bob is the office manager, and their son Abraham does much of the billing, coding and credit card on file work.
We also have a number of contractors who work with us. These are great people who specialize in credentialing, coding, and marketing.
Does it cost anything for Mary Pat to answer a question?
Typically, it does not cost anything, unless the question is complex or requires research.
We try to answer every question, but our time is limited. Depending on the timing, we could answer a question within 24 hours, or it may take a week or more if we have a heavy workload. It is best not to ask urgent questions!
How do I hire Mary Pat as a consultant?
Contact us via the contact form here or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will schedule a no-charge preliminary call to discuss your needs. If you want to go forward, we will send you a consulting agreement based on the discussion. We have project packages as well as hourly rates.
Once the agreement is signed by both parties and the deposit has been received, we will schedule a working call.
If I want to start a new practice, how long will it take?
Three things that have the potential to delay a start-up are practice location (renovation or upfit), Practice Management and EMR Software (if the vendor is scheduled out in advance) and credentialing. We used to allow 90-120 days for credentialing, but now some payers can take as long as 6 months. Payers are backlogged and are using stall tactics to keep networks narrow and to convince new docs not to negotiate fees.
Cash practices can launch in as little as 90 days, but we suggest 6 months as an ideal amount of time for other practice models to choose a location, install software, create a website and credential with insurance plans.
Do you travel to my practice to consult with me?
No, we don't. Coming onsite is less efficient and spends too much of YOUR money. We provide all services virtually using GoToMeeting, phone calls and email.