As the country ramps up the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the weeks and months ahead, it is important for healthcare facilities to adjust to the “New Normal.” Your facility may experience changes and disruptions for some time, from the way you interact with patients to the way you process and bill cases.
Are you ready for what’s next? Here are a few questions to consider as you make preparations for the path ahead.
- Are you familiar with all the new policies, protocols, and safety procedures?
Policies, guidelines, and restrictions have been changing frequently and will continue to evolve with the circumstances in each part of the country. As states have resumed elective and nonessential surgeries, have you been able to easily adapt to the new environment? Have any of the updated protocols affected your facility’s ability to operate normally?
- Are you prepared for a surge in case volume?
If you postponed a large number of cases due to COVID-19, you can expect a rush of patients eager to reschedule their cases as soon as possible. Is your staff equipped to manage this increase in volume? What does your facility need – in terms of personnel, equipment, or other resources – to meet patient demand?
- Are you properly staffed?
Be aware of any staffing changes that will affect your facility’s preparedness. Will any recent furloughs or layoffs reduce your workforce? Is your staff willing to come back to work? If not, what changes or precautions must be in place in order for them to feel safe? Will you need to hire temporary or part-time workers in the meantime?
- Are you concerned about your cash flow?
Many different types of healthcare facilities are experiencing financial strain in the wake of COVID-19. If your facility has encountered financial loss, MedTek can help by streamlining your revenue cycle and providing overall cost savings.
Get in touch to see if MedTek can help any of these questions and get your business back to normal.