Debra Oselett is a practice administrator for a popular and much relied-upon private practice in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She used her excellent skills as an office organizer and manager, as well as her skills as an accountant, to help the practice build its patient base while continuing to provide excellent care to all of its regular patients. As a practice administrator in the era of Obamacare, as well as other massive changes to the healthcare system, Oselett and other healthcare administrators have to deal with these three unique challenges:
Bringing in new talent. Healthcare workers are in high demand across the country. Debra Oselett tries to ensure that any new healthcare professional, from technicians to nurses to physicians and specialized doctors, she brings in is the best she can find. Part of recruiting top talent includes making the facility the best place to work at in the area. Many facilities can offer top talent excellent compensation packages, so part of Oselett’s job is to think beyond the money and offer them more.
Specialize when possible. Specialized hospitals and medical treatment facilities are all the rage in the medical community right now. In order to compete with these facilities, Debra Oselett has to specialize some of the care at her practice. To gain patients, her facility has to offer services that few others can to set it apart.
Prepare for the Baby Boomers. All medical facilities across the United States will see more traffic as the Baby Boomer generation ages. With 78 million Baby Boomers set to hit retirement age in the coming years, practice administrators have to prepare their facilities for this massive rise in patients.
Debra Oselett works hard to overcome these challenges every day.
For a practice administrator and former accountant like Debra Oselett, being able to work with as many accounting and bookkeeping software programs as possible is a huge asset. Oselett learned about accounting and how to manage assets and budgets at Oakland Community College. From there, she helped form an independent accounting company that helped many small businesses manage their books more effectively. For many years, Oselett utilized the capabilities that Peachtree/Sage Accounting has. She could see that learning how to use software like this can lead to excellent opportunities in the future.
Debra Oselett learned much about how to use Peachtree/Sage Accounting at Peachtree seminars. She wanted to put forth the effort to learn as much as she could about how to effectively use the software so that she could help her clients at the time she was running her accounting company. Debra Oselett brought her skill and knowledge of the program with her to help run the practice she now works at, which is located in Lake Orion. Peachtree/Sage Accounting is one of the oldest microcomputer programs for business that is still in current use. Many companies and accountants the world over still use this program, one that was originally released in 1978. It was first introduced to most users when it was included as a default program on IBM’s first personal computers. The Sage Group acquired Peachtree in 1998 and changed the name of the program. Several iterations have been released over the years, each one improving function and ease of use.
Debra Oselett has effectively used this program for many years as an accountant and a practice administrator.
Debra Oselett is a practice administrator for a local private medical practice in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She has worked and trained as an accountant and manager for many years. For ten years, she helped run an accounting company that managed the books and budgets of many small business clients. As a healthcare worker now, Oselett has seen the effects that poor nutrition and poor access to food have on the elderly population. In addition to helping to shift her practice’s policies to help Oakland County’s rising elderly population, Oselett also assists in delivering hot meals to the elderly with Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels is the famous charitable organization known for delivering meals to the elderly throughout the United States. Debra Oselett helps deliver meals door-to-door for people who do not have easy access to regular meals. As the population of the United States grows older every day, community services provided by organizations like Meals on Wheels will become more essential. As more people live longer, the cost of living longer is increasing. Debra Oselett hopes that her efforts and the efforts of her local Meals on Wheels chapter can help stem the tide of negative repercussions on the local elderly population.
Debra Oselett helps provide a much-needed service with other volunteers in the Oakland County area; not for recognition, but to help real people in a real community every day. The elderly population in Oakland County needs help like hers to thrive as the years go on. Oselett hopes that more people will join the fight against elderly isolation and hunger.
Debra Oselett has been working as a practice administrator for a local medical practice in Rochester Hills, Michigan since 2008. She has considerable experience as an accountant. She took accounting classes at Oakland Community College, and soon after founded her own accounting firm; one that helped many other small businesses balance their budgets and leave room for expansion. As a practice administrator, she has found that these five new skills are essential to her duties:
- Advocating change. With the healthcare field in flux at the moment, practice administrators have to be able to be active partners in creating the change that all medical practices have to undergo to adapt. Debra Oselett helped implement new credentialing practices for doctors with multiple insurance companies.
- Understanding business culture. All businesses have different internal cultures. As medical centers change and merge with each other, the practice administrator has to know how best to create a holistic approach to developing the right business culture.
- Adapt to accountability changes. Changes in how different parties are accountable to whom and why have already begun to affect the medical field as a whole. Debra Oselett helps her staff adapt to these changes as practice administrator.
Debra Oselett has learned much about the changing nature of medical facilities and the medical field in the United States as a whole. She has shifted her focus as a practice administrator to be able to adapt to these changes and help her staff work better with patients and doctors. She has developed skills beyond the accounting and management prowess she came to the practice with.