Practice tip of the week: Tips to Improve Physician Productivity
Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
6 Steps to hiring practice staff
Investing time and attention in the medical practice staff hiring process can reduce costs and boost staff retention.
How to Better Manage Incoming Calls at Your Medical Practice
Seven easy ways to expedite the incoming phone call process at your medical practice.
How to create an operations manual for your practice
Some key elements to creating an operating manual at your practice without a huge investment of time or money.
Tips to Improve Physician Productivity
Some small changes at your practice can improve physician productivity, thus improving the environment for everyone.
Effectively manage medical practice staff
Three elements of effective staff management that can lead to increased productivity and profitability and happier patients at your practice.
Five Telephone Etiquette Tips for Medical Practice Staff
Meeting patient expectations is the surest way to increase their satisfaction with your practice. Telephone management is a good place to start.
When Managing Non-Medical Tasks, Plan Ahead
Doctors are used to making quick decisions, but when it comes to some tasks, you have to think ahead. Prep time is your friend.
Using SOAP Notes for Business Problems
Practitioners are used to applying SOAP notes to clinical problems, but they can be used effectively for business issues as well.
Using Math to Predict Staffing Needs
One blogger looks at the problem of a practice being understaffed and how to solve that issue through basic arithmetic.
The Hierarchy of Values within a Medical Practice
We’re all willing to sacrifice one principle for another. As a practice leader, you must develop a framework to choose between competing values.
Nine Reasons to Use Direct Deposit for Payer Remittances
Here are nine good reasons to receive all in-network payer remittances via the Automated Clearing House system.
Four Steps to Managing Unrealistic Patients
Being angry at a patient isn’t constructive. Instead, use these tips to manage a patient’s unrealistic expectations
Hiring Right for Your Medical Practice
No matter how good your interview process and technique are, you are not likely to make a good hire without really knowing what it is you want.
10 Reasons to Outsource Medical Billing
It makes good business sense to outsource the billing for most medical practices. That said, the outsourcing must be to a competent billing service.
Stop the Conflict in Your Medical Practice
Squabbling among staff members can not only lead to bad morale, but can sour patients on your practice. Here's how to stop it in its tracks.
Four Medicare Misconceptions That Cost You Money
When it comes to complex payer rules, the most effective course of action is to consult experts for a thorough review of the rules and consequences.
Physicians Should Strive for Transparent Communications
In order to preserve patient trust, when delays snarl the day's schedule always make sure to acknowledge the problem.
How to Create a Disgruntled Patient
Staff-to-patient communication generally reflects what the staff really believes, and that often reflects poorly on a practice.
Patient-Centric Processes Can Boost Productivity
Giving patients the courtesy and attention they deserve can significantly increase practice productivity, and make everyone happy.
Parsing Medicare's Value-Based Modifier
Medicare's new value-based modifiers are complex. Here are the important points your practice should know about getting paid for value.
Nine Important Facts About PQRS
PQRS is extremely complicated and in a state of flux. These measures are not going away and are already seeing uptake with private payers.
Meaningful Use Facts: Medicare vs. Medicaid
Even though the incentives for meaningful use are winding down, each physician must evaluate the costs vs. benefits of implementing an EHR for himself.
Choosing a Medical Practice Consultant
Once your practice has decided to engage an outside resource for a specific project, be sure to make a good selection.
Outsourcing Problem Solving at Your Medical Practice
Medical practices are busy places with limited resources - it often makes sense to outsource functions not directly related to the practice of medicine.
Realistic Patient Scheduling for Your Medical Practice
One of the primary frustrations for a practice is effective scheduling. Often, the root cause is not acknowledging the different stages of a patient visit.
Year-End Medical Practice Review: 4 Strategies
Mid-December is a great time to celebrate the year's successes and focus on what went right vs. what went wrong at your practice.
Achieving Medical Practice Goals for 2015
The point of this exercise is to ensure both an optimal allocation of resources and meaningful progress during the year.
Increase Net Income by Mitigating Resource Waste
Waste of supplies and time is the biggest threat to net income in any practice. Put your staff's knowledge about how things really work to your advantage.
Should Your Medical Practice Add Ancillary Services?
Adding ancillary services may seem like a good idea. Before you commit, consider the fit with your practice and the total costs.
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