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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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Illness can lead to trying and often tender times for patients and their loved ones. Here are five ways physicians can manage intimate patient encounters.

Done haphazardly or postponed until a month before a new physician starts, sloppy credentialing can spell cash-flow delays and more. Here's how to do it right.

It is important for practices to participate in patient-centered programs in order to focus their culture on improving the patient experience.

Information overload is emotionally unhealthy and can result in poor concentration, poor decision making, and an inability to get work done.

Claims are paid based on the CPT code submitted to the payer. The diagnosis code supports medical necessity and tells the payer why the service was performed.

Patient-centered care is not just for primary-care practices. Here's what you need to know about the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program.

It's hard to know what your staff really thinks. However, finding out is important: good staff morale isn't a nicety, it's a necessity to the health of your practice.

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