A little preparation and communication can go a long way toward a smooth-running practice
Keith L. Martin
According to our 2010 Physician Compensation Survey, group size can be a big factor in how much you earn. Find out how your income stacks up to that of your peers.
When it comes to creating happier patients, skip the perks in the waiting room and instead focus on boosting the morale of your staff. Here’s how.
Litigation can cost time, money, and even reputations for healthcare providers and their partners. At this year's MGMA annual conference, Michelle M. Skipper of the American Arbitration Association pointed out another solution: alternative dispute resolution.
Patient-centered medical home pilot programs are being conducted across the nation with the goal of providing comprehensive primary care through partnerships. Practices considering embracing part of this collaboration have many factors to consider as to whether they fit into the concept, but strong practice management is key, according to one consulting firm.
In her MGMA session on the internal checks and balances practices should implement to prevent fraud and embezzlement, Susan F. Childs noted that 75 percent of businesses have a risk of theft or embezzlement. Is your practice at risk? Find out how to assess your practice procedures and prevent theft in your practice.
In his MGMA session “Managing Physician Relations for Retention,” Kenneth T. Hertz outlines the importance of maintaining good physician relations for running a productive practice, retaining physicians, and recruiting new doctors, and what the administrator's role is in facillitating physician communication and satisfaction.
Panelists from the "Perspectives on Healthcare Reform" general session at MGMA 2010 discuss their concerns about the Affordable Care Act, accountable care organizations, and the Medicare sustained growth rate (SGR) formula.
When patient records are requested, your staff could unintentionally put your practice at risk of a HIPAA violation. Here's how to handle requests properly.
The Physicians Practice team will be covering the 2010 MGMA Annual Conference in the Big Easy October 24 through October 27. We'll be posting podcasts, videos, and articles, all keeping you up-to-date on the latest sessions, speakers, news, and practice management advice.