Identifying the most common annotations in appointments types can make scheduling and maintaining consistent patient flow easier. Looking at thousands of schedules we’ve noticed a trend around a few appointment types that cause the most problems for practices. Check to see if your practice is doing these.
Are the schedulers writing a description of the follow-up in the Comments/Notes section? This could be a sign that your appointment types need to be more time specific.
ex:. "3-month follow-up" or "6-month follow-up"
Do you see the procedure and follow-up in the Comments/Notes section? You may need more specific types of post-ops.
ex. "Hand surgery 30-day follow-up"
Do you see a description of the type of physical in the Comments/Notes section? We’ve found that having a separate wellness visit for medicare better aligns with provider schedule preferences.
ex. "Medicare Annual Wellness Visit" or "Chronic Care Visit"