One of the largest problems plaguing medical offices across the US is patient no-shows - an issue costing medical offices thousands of dollars per year.

Here are 2 strategies medical practices are using to help reduce patient no-shows:

1.) No-Show Policiescollectionreminders
In order to make up the cost of a missed appointment, some medical practices have put a fee in place for patients who miss their appointments.  Many offices have their patient no-show policy written into their patient consent form as well as it being posted in the office area.

2.) Patient Notification System 
Alert Solutions enables Allscripts users to easily send automated appointment reminders to patients from directly within their Allscripts Professional or TouchWORKS application.

Want more best practice tips and  tricks? Download our Guide to Effective Patient Communication today!

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