Risk management: a doctor’s best asset protection
Defensive planning tactics to have a safe and profitable year.
Proactive engagement improves medication management
Tips for avoiding adverse drug events in elderly and chronically ill populations.
Q&A: Coding for Medicare Preventive and 20-minute visits
Guidelines for gift-giving in 2020
Plans you can prepare, and risks to avoid, this year.
Solving the challenges of communication
Impossible to realize, but always worthwhile to strive towards.
Non-physician provider use of E&M codes
Practices are using E&M codes to bill for non-physician educational visits, but is this ok?
Recurring new year asset protection risks
Avoid these common risks to make your year more predictable and secure.
Beware phishing attempts in 2020
Implement these security measures to prevent the malware and ransomeware attacks.
5 considerations for private physicians in 2020
The questions you should be asking, and the plans you should be making.
7 healthcare trends that will impact physicians
Changing consumer preferences and tech reliance will affect clinical, operational, and financial realities of physicians.
Tis the season for HIPAA financial penalties
Why practices must provide patients with their records-or face the consequences.
A 2020 asset protection checklist for physicians
12 simple questions about your planning that will help protect your assets, your business and your family.
Specific year-end tax strategies: What to watch out for
A detailed look at year-end tax traps for doctors.
5 questions every older physician should ask themselves
Questions you should ask yourself as you think about the future for yourself and your practice.
4 reasons you should prepare a physician rights and responsibilities document
A decade of lessons learned from private practice
One physician reflects on her decision to leave her employer, start her own practice and how she followed (and deviated) from her startup plans.
When the patient wants to be the doctor
You’ve spent years studying and even more practicing medicine. Don’t let your patients forget your expertise, and authority, as their physician.
6 considerations for outsourcing
at your medical practice
Thinking about outsourcing? Read this first. Practices need to balance short-term savings with long-term costs.
4 ways to boost your practice’s profits in the fourth quarter
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.
7 ways to help new physicians succeed
A new work environment can be challenging for newly graduated physicians as well as more experienced physicians. Here are seven ways to help make the onboarding process seamless.
7 things to include in your practice's governance agreement
How to build a robust governance agreement that can help your practice weather any storm.
What physicians say, and how they say it
Patients want someone who can provide excellent clinical care. They also need someone who can communicate their diagnosis with empathy and compassion.
How patient rapport managers save you time and money
Patient rapport managers strengthen relationships between physicians and patients
The delicacies of treating family members
Seeing patients and their relatives creates additional HIPAA considerations but ultimately improves patient care.
Managing your payer mix to improve your bottom line
Payers don’t dole out equal pay for equal work, so it benefits your physician practice to understand who pays what (so you can negotiate more).
6 tricks to boost your mood
If you find yourself growling, scowling or about to explode, try these tactics to improve your mood and (keep your cool).
Why seeing more patients doesn’t equal greater productivity
Though traditional fee-for-service reimbursement is tied to volume, quality patient care can’t be increased by simply adding more appointments.
Who physician practices can turn to for expert help
CPAs, management consultants, lawyers – tapping into the right expert help.
What you can do about the negativity bias in medicine
It’s easy to be a Negative Nancy, but it’s important for the sake of yourself, your staff and your patients that you focus on the positives to build a better workplace culture.
4 reasons why and 4 easy ways to stay on top of your online reputation
You need to keep tabs on how you’re viewed online, even if you’re not actively marketing for growth.
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