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About Pearls

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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Pearls

Tech demos often focus on standard features that don't tell the whole story. Take control by providing vendors with a list of the problems you want to solve.

Effective patient collections are becoming more critical to the financial health of your practice. Here are several strategies to help your practice get paid.

Patient portals aren’t just a cool marketing tool. In addition to helping a practice meet meaningful use, they are an important part of medical homes.

Reporting vaccine administration can be tricky. Practices should review most recent updates and be aware of differences between commercial and federal payers.

Employees who are "engaged" have greater commitment to the practice, and often go above and beyond their basic job descriptions.

Attending a conference shouldn't be done on the fly. If you prepare ahead of time and have a plan, you'll get the most value for your time.

Even dedicated staff can sometimes have tunnel vision. But unless team members work together to achieve practice-wide goals, productivity suffers.

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