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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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Revised codes and coding guidelines for 2017 completely change reporting for moderate sedation services. Here's what you have to know.

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Every practice manager dreads having a difficult conversation with a staff member. Here are some strategies to get through one successfully.

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Be as convenient to patients as much as possible if you want to compete with the growing abundance of quick-care clinics.

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It's never been more important to make sure your medical record documentation is complete, accurate, and complies with federal guidelines.

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Many practices don't address potential ergonomics issues until it's too late and someone has chronic pain or injury. This is a mistake.

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Hiring a relative is an easy way to fill an open position for many practices. Here are the reasons why NOT to do that.

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It can be hard to have conversations when patients are non-compliant or being given bad news. Here are some strategies to manage these exchanges.

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