- November 25th 2011
The financial questions physicians previously asked consultants were focused on ways to optimize revenue. Now those same questions are being asked so practices can keep from closing their doors.
"The recession is fortunate for my practice. I seem to be very busy," said Jamie Claypool, president and founder of J. Claypool Associates, a practice management consulting firm based in Spicewood, Texas.
Claypool and other consultants say once-hypotheticals have become real dilemmas for their client physicians as financial solvency has become harder to maintain.
"If you're already in a tight economy, making a bad decision can push you over the edge," said Judy Capko, author and founder of her own consulting business based in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The questions physicians are asking haven't changed, but have become more urgent, said Keith Borglum, a medical practice management consultant based in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Here are the questions practice management consultants say they h [Read more]