A Successful Startup Amid a Pandemic

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On November 15, 2020
When Atlas Medical Services opened in December 2019, they had no idea a worldwide pandemic would strike a few months later.   Atlas Medical Services is a medical transport company, but their services also include providing educational classes, hydration services and home fall prevention inspections for their customers.   “I first heard about [the UGA […]
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From Model to Medical Practice

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 23, 2018
Solid financial planning turns unique vision into thriving middle Georgia practice. After several years of working in other practices, Dr. Jeff Langford, a specialist in allergy and immunology, wanted to drive quality control himself. He also knew much of Middle Georgia’s population lacked easy access to his specialty. So he developed a new practices model […]
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40 Years of Small Business Development Center at UGA

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On August 28, 2017
Who would have thought that an idea in 1975, promoted by William C. Flewellen, Jr., former Dean of the University of Georgia College of Business Administration, would flourish into a network of almost 1,000 service centers at colleges and universities across the country. With Flewellen’s vision and former UGA President Fred Davidson’s support of what […]
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Front Desk Employees

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 6, 2016
During our Medical Practice Profit Drivers class we ask participants what area of the practice they think is the most critical to driving profits: clinical, front desk or billing?  The question always generates lively debate with an almost equal split among people forcefully arguing for one of the three departments. When the front desk faction […]
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Last Minute Holiday Email Ideas

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 10, 2015
A tool like email marketing makes it quick and easy to promote your business and drive sales during the holiday season. Whether you sell products to customers, offer services to other businesses, or run a nonprofit organization — there are plenty of last-minute emails you can send out before the end of the year.
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Adding Employees in the Medical Field

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 12, 2015
Owners of growing medical practices often ask if they can afford to hire a new provider or bring their medical billing in-house.  We have developed tools to determine the cost of adding medical practice employees.  Clients are often shocked at the calculations. Our tools examine one-time upfront costs such as recruiting, credentialing and legal fees, […]
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High Deductible Plans

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 2, 2015
High-deductible insurance plans pose new challenges for medical practices.  The end result is that patient collections are shifting from third-party insurers to medical practices.  This added collection burden spawns other obligations that medical practices might not want to tackle, but in the end will have to face:   Patient Education Most people with high-deductible plans […]
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