CMS’ emphasis on preventive care and the need for better chronic care management raises the need for a care coordinator to ensure medication management and monitor for potential contraindications. The ideal coordinator? Clinical pharmacists.
PCPs are the front lines of the culture change about discussing advance directives, end-of-life care and death.
Ways primary care practices can educate patients about advance directives and empower them to make decisions about their health and quality of life.
One physician reflects on her decision to leave her employer, start her own practice and how she followed (and deviated) from her startup plans.
Have a difficult employee, low staff morale or trouble filling vacancies? Tips and guidance for how to be a better leader.
New research is studying the effects of stress and long hours on physician intern health, and it’s changing their DNA.
Learn how to leverage technology so you can make better clinical decisions for your patients.
You’ve spent years studying and even more practicing medicine. Don’t let your patients forget your expertise, and authority, as their physician.
Thinking about outsourcing? Read this first. Practices need to balance short-term savings with long-term costs.
A recent case is a reminder that physician practice managers must be responsible, and can be held responsible, for unpaid taxes their employer may owe.
Healthcare has experienced many changes in the past decade, but a cost-effective future won’t be fully recognized until the system increases the importance of primary care physicians in helping patients choose the best care and promotes true competition to the marketplace.
You owe it to all your patients re-examine your exam room to see how you can provide a high level of care for everyone, including those with mobility limitations.
The law requires patients have access to their medical records in a timely fashion and at a nominal fee. Is your practice in a position to comply?
Filling a coding position is tough, especially when you have to choose between two, well-qualified individuals.
Make sure your practice is prepared to help patients get the care they need before their deductibles reset — and that your practice ends this year strong.