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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

When managing their practices, a lot of very good doctors make bad business decisions because they lack the same data-driven rigor they give to patients.

All of us have heard our share of patient complaints. One-liners that offer little room for anything more than an apology. Here's some advice on deflecting the worst zingers.

Medical practices need to focus more attention on the specificity and completeness of their diagnosis coding in order to be compensated fairly.

Independent integrated networks are being driven by independent physician organizations, coalitions, and alliances between physicians themselves.

Hiring the right candidate for your medical practice is not the easiest task. But if you prepare beforehand and ask the right questions, you can.

Physicians don't appreciate being taken away from their work to attend sessions that provide no value. Here are seven steps to avoid such meetings.

Physicians typically feel they have little control over work-life balance, but they have the power to improve their emotional resilience. Here's how.

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