Train Staff to Address ICD-10 Related Coder Shortage
With a dearth of coders thanks to the ICD-10 transition, some practices find that training current staff is the best way to get good coders.
On Tap for Physicians Attending Internal Medicine 2009
Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.
Creative Staff Benefits Without Adding High Costs
The cost of doing business in healthcare continues to rise as reimbursements continue to drop. How do you keep your staff happy and feel like they are valued?
Tax Break Benefits with Year-End Imaging Equipment Financing
Why the fourth quarter might be the best time to finance imaging equipment.
How to Handle Employee and Patient Complaints
Every practice has them: disgruntled employees and patients. Here's how to handle their complaints and avoid lawsuits.
Pope Urges Lawmakers to Protect People with Healthcare Laws
Pope Francis asked lawmakers to be sure healthcare laws protect "all," not just the privileged population.
PAs Clarify Practice Role Amid AMA Ruling
A new resolution from the AMA opposed independent practice by PAs, which is not something the profession is seeking.
Now Look What You Did!
The discomfort of a positive finding.
Overwhelming Ancillary Services
Adding too many ancillary services can turn a potential revenue stream into a nightmare for your practice.
Healthcare Policy Endangering Public
New Jersey's policies toward primary care physicians are decimating its ranks and deepening a public health crisis.
Radiology Turnaround Times: Are They Ever Fast Enough?
Radiology in the reality of decreasing turnaround time expectations.
4 Ways Physicians Can Learn from U2
There are a few lessons that physicians and other healthcare providers can take away from understanding how the famous band has stayed relevant.
4 Questions That Can Determine Physician Culture Fit
It's easy to check references, verify clinical skills and training, and see if a physician is in your price range. Cultural fit is harder to ascertain.
Terminating Physicians for Bad Attitudes and Behavior
If you're drafting up provisions in a physician contract dictating his conduct, here are five things to consider.
Abdominal CTs Can Evaluate the Lumbar Spine
Abdominal CT studies can help clinicians accurately evaluate the lumbar spine.
Sexual Harassment and Your Medical Practice
Asset protection for physicians takes many forms. Recent events involving sexual harassment are a risk every doctor must protect against.
How Does a Negative Review Cost Your Practice?
Training your staff to prioritize patient service is a great way to protect your online reputation.
Physician Compensation: Employed vs. Practice Owners
Where is the money? For its annual compensation survey, Physicians Practice breaks down the compensation between employed physicians and practice owners.
Ancillary Services: To Add or Not to Add?
Health care experts weigh in on the important questions practices need to ask before adding ancillary services.
Why Burned Out Physicians Often Don't Seek Help
Physicians with burnout are likely to have depression as well. But getting help may not be as risky as you think.
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