BLOG: Is my practice overstaffed? Part 1

Some of the most common questions asked today, as practice costs rise and reimbursements decline, are, “Are we overstaffed? Are our staffing costs too high?” The fundamental productivity of your practice’s non-physician support staff can be assessed with one common ratio. A simple percentile ratio can be derived by adding up the fully burdened annual lay support staff wages, payroll taxes and benefits, and dividing the resulting total figure by your practice’s annual collections. In a general ophthalmology practice, the typical range falls between 28% and 32%, with that much (Read more...)

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