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Physicians Practice Pearls is a weekly column and e-newsletter that addresses the real-world problems you face in your practice with concise advice you can share with your whole staff. Get useful tips, techniques, and strategies from our experts on topics including billing, coding, collections, technology, staffing, and compensation.

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Value-based reimbursement programs have arrived. Physicians can react with frustration or adjust their practices to meet the new metrics for payment.

Five Reasons Your Staff Fails to Collect from Patients

Collecting from patients is vital to a practice's bottom line. But often, it is an inconsistent process, done poorly. Here's what you can do about it.

Do you spend more time sorting out staffing issues than you do delivering patient care? If so, you might want to consider a different management style.

Medicare's value-based modifier is a new fee schedule adjustment that will reward or penalize physicians for quality of care in 2015.

Taking time to build quality interactions with your patients can actually save you time, and help you become a more effective physician.

Group visits are an opportunity for busy practices to solve patient-demand problems, and to make sure patients get the care they need.

After converting to a direct-pay practice two years ago, this physician has learned a thing or two and is glad he made the change.

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