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Four Ways to Reduce Your Malpractice Risks
Providing excellent clinical care can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit, but the clinical side is not the only area to focus on.
Four Interactions that Lead to Malpractice Lawsuits
Four key physician-patient communication problems increase the likelihood of a lawsuit. Here's what they are, and how to avoid them.
How to Apologize for a Medical Error
Apologizing to a patient when an error occurs is critical to reducing malpractice risks, but it's very difficult to do the right way. Here are some tips.
How to React to Angry Patients
Handling a confrontation with an angry patient is critical to malpractice risk management. Here are five tips handle difficult encounters appropriately.
Eleven Outrageous HIPAA Violations
They did what?! Eleven costly mistakes healthcare providers have made when dealing with confidential patient information.
Opening a Direct-Pay Membership Medical Home
Alternatives to traditional fee-for-service practice come in all shapes and sizes. Here's one physician's unique approach.
Why More Patients May Seek Out Insurance-Free Practices
Just a few months after opening his membership medical practice, internist Michael Freedman is predicting large growth. Here's why.
Physician Reimbursement Changes: 5 Ways to Gain Control
Five ways your medical practice can better control its payer contracts and boost reimbursement.
Insurance Exchanges and Your Practice: 5 Collection Tips
Many of the health insurance exchange plans include high deductibles, so getting these patients to pay their portion of your fee is critical.
Becoming a Medical Home Can Boost Reimbursement
If your medical practice is not already recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon.
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