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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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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.

Coming together to benefit from economies of scale is good for physicians and their patients. One way to do that is to form a super group.

Standard SMS text messaging is not encrypted, secure, or HIPAA compliant. Without taking proper precautions, texting with patients puts your practice at risk.

There are all kinds of health apps that track blood pressure, medications, nutrition, you name it. Now Apple is entering the fray with the goal of interoperability.

Reviewing the definitions of modifiers first will ensure that applying a modifier goes from a game of chance to a sure thing.

Hiring mistakes can be costly, resulting in high turnover, reduced productivity, and lackluster moral. Here are some easy ways to refine your interviewing skills.

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