Can You Go It Alone?

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article that I added to an article database titled Can You Go It Alone. In that article, I talked about the need sometimes to do something drastic in finding a way to attack bad accounts receivables within a hospital’s revenue cycle process. And one of those drastic moves I mentioned was to bring in a revenue cycle consultant to help out.

Let’s face this fact; there are a lot of both good and bad consultants out there. The bad ones give the good ones a bad name. Sometimes it’s hard to know who’s who based on just talking to them, because anyone with even a few years in the business knows how to talk a good game. Then you’ll bring them in and not get what you expected, and they’re gone one day and you’ve ended up with nothing positive to show for your money.

Something a medical staffing agency can do is help to make sure you’re getting someone with the proper skills. Of course, you also have to know what it is you’re expecting and to be ready to hear “that won’t work”, or any number of recommendations from a consultant. They have no agenda, and aren’t out to get anyone, even if they’re being brought in with the goal of helping to reduce staff.

Good consultants know that their next big assignment might depend on how well they helped the previous client; bad consultants just expect that they’ll get something else one day and not worry about it. Medical staffing agencies like Expeditive can help you get it right the first time around.

It’s possible that you can go it alone. But if you can’t, at least you know there are plenty of options for you to pursue.


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