How to ensure integrity for the peer review process
An update on generational differences among physicians
Polite and friendly, pediatrician Carol Reynolds isn't your typical angry-at-the-system doctor. But get her talking about the challenge of dealing with insurance payers, and her congeniality turns to frustration.
Pros, cons, and how to use a request for proposal
I was covering for another physician and saw one of his established patients. Do I bill for a new-patient visit?
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) protects against lawsuits by employees
Occasionally, patients refuse to pay for a second office visit — or to pay a second copay — when the first visit did not reveal the diagnosis. How can we best handle patients who don't quite understand the disease process?
Odds are that you have faced a drug-seeking patient. How you respond to them is important.
Job dissatisfaction isn't just for physicians. The new economy takes a toll on everyone.
Our busy practice is overwhelmed with faxes from physicians providing us copies of copious records of procedures, labs, and office visits that have little or no impact on our care of these mutual patients. What legal or ethical guidelines can you suggest for making (or not making) these faxes part of our records? Must we keep every unsolicited piece of paper that comes our way?
Understand how Stark defines a group practice
What is the easiest way to find out how patients found our practice and keep track of referrals from other patients and doctors? Can we reward people who send us patients?
Pros, cons, and advice on using a lockbox
I set my fee schedule based on a percentage of Medicare. How do I price services that Medicare does not cover?
Be educated and advocate for yourself when it comes to working with Medicare carriers