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Concept of Speed Treatment to Treat Your Patients

You have just been promoted to the manager of your medical office. One responsibility you now have is to research and determine if you want to use the concept of speed treatment to treat your patients.

Answer the following questions:

- Would you use speed treatment in your office, or would you allow more time for each appointment?
- How much time would you allow per appointment?
- Based on the amount of time per appointment, how many appointments is your office scheduling a day?
- What are some advantages and disadvantages to speed treatment?

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Would you use speed treatment in your office, or would you allow more time for each appointment?

Speed treatment in an office is a concept often used by physician?s who are a part of Physician Provider Organizations (PPO) and Heath Maintenance Organizations (HMO). The reimbursement for each patient is dependent on how many patients they see in a day. They were pushed by these organizations to see as many patients as possible to keep them in business. Interruptions are seen as losing money if there is a backup or patient?s have to be rescheduled due to lack of time. Physicians still use this as a tool to keep the patient rate high to manage their financial solvency. More patients at an even flow keep everyone in the practice working. Speed treatment is good ...

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This solution discusses the concept of speed treatment to treat your patients in approximately 500 words. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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