A Moving Checklist for OBGYN Practices
Moving your OBGYN practice in Georgia may seem like an intimidating task, but thankfully, there are steps you can take to ensure you have a smooth, stress-free relocation:
Find an Experienced Relocation Company
Moving your OBGYN practice is not a job you want to take on yourself. Finding a mover that you can trust to take on the task will save you time and stress, as well as help minimize risk. Look for an experienced and lauded local moving company that will be able to handle the expensive equipment, exam tables, and other essential items with an extreme amount of skill and care, and make sure they meet federal and state guidelines for disassembling and transporting medical equipment.
Notify Payers and Organizations
Notify payers, such as Blue Cross, Medicare, and Medicaid, of your move at least 12 weeks beforehand. Eight weeks before moving, you should contact telephone and internet service providers and change your address for magazine and other subscriptions. About four weeks before moving, you will want to contact medical and business suppliers and services; advisors, such as attorneys and bankers; outside services, such as maintenance and other related contractors; and the post office for change of address for all physicians.
Notify Patients and Staff
Be aware that if moving your OBGYN practice will end current patient/provider relationships, you could be violating laws about “patient abandonment”. Be sure to allow plenty of time to notify patients (at least 12 weeks), and consider referring them to other equally-qualified physicians. You will also want to let the staff know about the move and make sure that their exit paperwork is in order.
Turn to Classic Design Services
At Classic Design Services, we have a team of full-time (never subcontracted) professionals who are highly skilled and experienced at moving OBGYN practices and other healthcare facilities. We’ve been providing white-glove commercial moving services since 1989, and we maintain an A+ Better Business Bureau rating each year for our commitment to excellence, so you can rest assured you’re making the right decision when you partner with us. Contact us today to learn more.