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The field of dermatology is always changing. New and more creative ways to treat skin conditions are appearing on the market, especially in 2016. The latest trends tend to focus on herbs and more natural remedies, but they're not limited to that.

Patients come into your office looking for advice on the best procedure for their needs. They want to know the facts, and they rely on your knowledge and guidance. Being honest about a procedure is important and necessary, yet you don't want to risk them canceling the procedure since as a practitioner, you rely on their business. In order to maintain your clients and still remain truthful, it takes careful thought on the presentation

The American Academy of Otolaryngology, states that “Balloon sinuplasty is safe and effective and improves patients’ quality of life. It may be used as a stand-alone or as a hybrid procedure.” Balloon sinus surgery is more commonlyknown as balloon sinuplasty; this procedure is often recommended for patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis.   

As with any surgery patients have questions and the goal of this blog post is to answer the top 5 questions.

Ambulatory surgeries don't require a hospital stay and are done in a comfortable outpatient setting. The recent surge of surgery centers is an indication to the satisfaction from a patient’s perspective as a result of safely, surgery efficiency and cost effectiveness. A patient has the procedure performed and is able to leave once the anesthesia wears off- normally within hours. It oftentimes saves the patient money, and it definitely saves time. Doctors perform outpatient surgeries more frequently than inpatient ones, with 52 percent of all surgeries performed each year classifying as ambulatory surgeries. Certain ambulatory surgeries are more common than others, though.  With the increase in medical technology and surgical training we can expect additional surgeries and procedures to be done in an ambulatory surgery setting.

Mohs surgery is a technique in dermatological cancer removal that's been around for many years but still proves to be useful by the test of time. It's considered a precision technique since it consists of removing thin layers of the skin where the cancer is until all cancer is removed. This technique is considered beneficial since it removes the least amount of skin possible, making it less invasive than many other techniques. However, not every individual qualifies for this surgery. 

Engaging with your patient base helps to keep your appointment calendar full, and your revenue stream flowing. Now more than ever, patients are looking at their medical treatment from a consumer standpoint. With evolving technology, media, and social networks, it is important to keep your finger on the pulse of potential points of client engagement. People are now relying on reviews instead of old-fashioned word-of-mouth and lists of practitioners from insurance websites. There are ways to engage with your patient base, and to grow it, which are low-cost. Here are 4 ways to engage with your patient base.

Ambulatory surgery center (ASC) finances are comprised of several different factors. ASC administrators can look for ways to improve their bottom lines in each. Reimbursement is, of course, the main source of revenue, and supply chain management is likely to be a significant cause of expenses. Revenue cycle management and supply-chain management go hand-in-hand for a successful ASC. There are methods ASC administrators can use to increase revenue and decrease costs in these areas and create a more financially healthy ASC.