January 2018 - Call Center Sales Pro

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Outsource Healthcare Call Center Work to Improve HCAHPS Scores

January 31, 2018

As most all people in healthcare know, HCAHPS (the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a patient satisfaction survey. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require it for all US-based hospitals. The survey addresses adult inpatients (except for psychiatric patients). The results accomplish three things: 1) HCAHPS responses provide an effective …

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How to Successfully Deal with Answering Service Statistical Overload

January 24, 2018

Answering service systems generate a plethora of data, enough to approach big data proportions. All of these numbers are sufficient to make a statistical mathematician grin and a telephone answering service manager groan. So much data and so little time. Here are the possible options to consider: Ignore the Numbers: Face it, most people in …

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Should You Offer a Free Trial When Selling Answering Service?

January 16, 2018

Some answering services offer a free trial to new clients. Others do not. Both camps are adamant about their reasons for making this decision. While there isn’t a right answer, it’s critical to carefully consider the pros and cons of each option, strategically picking the approach that best fits your business and business goals. Ask …

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Sales Support Pays Off Huge for Quality-Minded Answering Service

January 12, 2018

Supplementing internal sales and marketing with third party sales support is a winning strategy Cunningham Communications, founded in 1989, worked hard over the years to build its reputation as a quality answering service and establish itself as a leading provider. Their growth came from word-of-mouth referrals and sales and marketing efforts. However, Sue Milito, the …

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HIPAA Applies to Your Outsourcing Call Center, Too

January 3, 2018

As mentioned in “Five Things to Check Before Outsourcing Your Healthcare Calls,” it’s critical to hire a call center that complies with HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Don’t assume every outsource healthcare call center is HIPAA compliant. Though they should be, not all are. You know that HIPAA compliance is essential, and …

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