Increasing medical practice referrals – 9 steps to creating and preserving your patient pipeline

Referrals are the lifeblood of any specialty practice, but a recent study suggests that physician office visits – and thus referrals – may be in decline. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the number of office visits by privately insured patients under the age of 65 declined by 17 percent in 2009-2010. At the same time, the number of privately insured persons under the age of 65 declined just 2 percent.

Referrals are the lifeblood of any specialty practice, but a recent study suggests that physician office visits – and thus referrals – may be in decline. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the number of office visits by privately insured patients under the age of 65 declined by 17 percent in 2009-2010. At the same time, the number of privately insured persons under the age of 65 declined just 2 percent.

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Increasing medical practice referrals – 9 steps to creating and preserving your patient pipeline