Orthopaedics today — November 2018
by Karen Zupko, President
More than half of the orthopedic practices that responded to the KarenZupko & Associates Inc. 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons coding and reimbursement workshop pre-course survey (54%) said that no-shows are a “problem” in their offices. That is up from 38% in 2017 and 43% in 2016.
No-shows are like pickpockets who deprive you of the opportunity to fill your block time. Patients who fail to show up and comply with follow-up appointments can impact your outcomes, too.