Patient No Shows

Patients are experiencing more out of pocket medical and dental costs than ever before. High deductible plans, Health Savings Accounts, higher co-pays, cut-backs on benefits, and loss of jobs are all contributing to patients having to make tougher decisions regarding their personal health care. Have you noticed any specific trends occuring in your practice?

During a recent meeting with a client and their office manager, a comment was made by the office manager regarding patient “no shows”. She said, “I have noted an increase in the number of patients who do not show up for their scheduled appointments. In fact, I have had other office managers tell me that they too are experiencing an increase in the percentage of patient no shows”.

How about you? Are you experiencing similar trends? I would appreciate your input on this subject matter. Please participate in a very brief survey on this matter by clicking on the link below.

Patient No Show Survey

Mike DeVries is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ and a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant focusing on helping healthcare professionals. If you would like to learn more about becoming a client of Mike’s, contact him at

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