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Sometimes, a patient's family members can become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care. Here's how to address and deescalate the situation.
What Is Your Patient's True Financial Responsibility?
If your medical practice wants to get paid for services, do not accept financial responsibility for medical expenses that your patients incur.
Support for PAs Grows Among Patients, State Regulators
Recent research indicates that PAs can improve the healthcare system, and recent policy changes help ensure that they have the opportunity to do so.
DOJ Fines Physicians for Fraud Schemes
The recent imposition of penalties by the DOJ in two instances should cause physicians to re-evaluate their policies and practices.
Defensible Medicine Slashes Malpractice Premiums
Defensive medicine makes it more likely that you will be sued. Defensible medicine? Now, that puts you on malpractice insurers’ "A" lists. Here's how.
Discussing End of Life Care with Your Patients
Early conversations with terminal patients and family members can often better inform treatment plans, and take out the emotional road blocks.
Four Issues Physicians Must Watch in 2015
Here are four issues that doctors and their medical practice staff members need to be aware of to operate a great practice this year.
Eight Ways to Retain Old Patients and Attract New Ones
Just a few changes in your operations can create a whole new atmosphere for your patients and encourage them to return to your practice.
HIPAA and Patient Interactions
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA explores how to keep patient interactions at your medical practice HIPAA compliant.
Reduce Malpractice Risks: Infectious Diseases
The first imported case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. underscores the need for practices to actively address risks associated with infectious diseases.
Resolving Conflict among Medical Practice Staff
Consultant Charlie Hauck provides five key components for practices to resolve conflict when it occurs and try to reduce it from happening in the first place.
Top 5 Reasons Physicians Give for Avoiding Social Media
Physician and social media expert Russell Faust describes the top obstacles preventing doctors from utilizing social media as a tool for their medical practice.
Tips for Physicians on Joining and Posting to Twitter
Pediatrician and social media enthusiast Natasha Burgert offers physicians advice on joining and posting to Twitter.
How One Practice Successfully Reduced Missed Appointments
By taking charge, tapping into technology, and implementing changes, chiropractor Jeff Robichaud lowered patient no-shows at his Massachusetts practice.
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.
Tips for Physicians When Disclosing Medical Errors
This podcast provides physicians key tips for how to disclose and apologize to patients for medical errors.
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