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Four Considerations Before Dismissing a Patient from Your Practice
Dismissing a patient from your medical practice without taking the proper precautions can raise ethical and legal problems.
Medical Practices: Think Twice Before Waiving Copays
Payers are cracking down on routine copay waivers. Here's what your practice needs to know.
J&J $2.2 Billion Settlement: Necessary in a Third-party Payer System
Huge government fines designed to punish marketing tactics are almost unique to the field of medicine because of the third-party payer system.
Beware Peer Review Restrictions Before Critiquing a Physician Colleague
Physicians must think twice before sending any potentially critical information regarding a colleague via e-mail or other casual form of communication.
Ethics on Ending the Patient-Physician Relationship
Need to “fire” a patient for non-payment or disruptive behavior? There are ethical principles to consider.
The Evolution of Government Intrusion on the Medical Profession
Virtually every federal regulatory concern currently plaguing the modern practice of medicine also existed in some form in the 1950s.
To Reduce Medical Practice Risks, Implement a Compliance Program
How medical practices can create a compliance program and some of the specific areas it should address.
The Threefold Path to Patient Engagement
There are three key elements to increasing the engagement of both patients and physicians in the care continuum, according to a health IT expert and a health system exec.
How to Effectively Verify the Clinical Content in Your EHR
In this podcast, consultant Ronald Sterling notes the critical steps every practice should take to verify the clinical content in its EHR.
Prescription for Physicians Treating Chronic Pain Patients
A conversation about best practices physicians can take when treating patients with chronic pain prescriptions.
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