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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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Pearls

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Don't allow new patients to wait 30 minutes because of an outdated intake process, here are ways to make it more efficient.

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Practices today are intensely focused on cost-cutting by any means necessary. But, it's important to realize cutting is not always beneficial.

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Some patients don't want to hear it, they just want their unreasonable request accepted. Here's how to say no.

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Most physicians realize they can't just up and retire, but how exactly do you prepare for life after medicine?

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Here are six common themes that often emerge when practices examine their tech work flows.

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When do you use modifier 25 or 57? Coding expert John Verhovshek explains the difference when coding an E&M service.

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E&M coding guidelines are finally changing after 20 years, but don't celebrate yet. These changes may be worrisome to practices

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