April 25th 2023
Business partners can become your greatest asset or worst liability.
March 29th 2023
Considerations before entering into a joint venture.
January 19th 2023
Entering a physicians partnership is not a process that should be rushed through nor taken lightly.
October 27th 2021
Management Services Organizations are not for every physician, but they are certainly here to stay for a long time to come.
August 26th 2021
Understanding what should be included in a required HIPAA BAA is essential.
Six Characteristics of an Effective Leader
Whether you are dealing with patients or staff, if you work to develop these six leadership characteristics, your effectiveness will increase.
PAs Providing Women's Health: More than OB/GYN
PAs in rural areas can fulfill an important role in helping physicians address the needs of female patients.
Six Key Areas for Successful Physician Partnerships
Physician partnerships require much pre-planning in order for them to be successful. Here are six areas that must be considered.
Clinically Integrated Networks Benefit Physicians
Reporting for value-based care initiatives like MACRA will start in less than a year. Smaller physician groups should be thinking about joining forces now.
PAs Assist Post-Surgical Patients with Goal Setting
Setting goals is an important step in recovery for cardiac patients; PAs can help your patients set and follow short- and long-term goals.
The Trouble with Disagreements in Medical Diagnosis
A disagreement by providers on a diagnosis often comes at the expense of the patient. Doctors must support each other, even when they're not on the same page.
2016 Healthcare Trends: Certified PAs Make a Difference
Healthcare is ever-changing, influenced by patients, providers, and payers. Certified PAs can help busy physicians manage important healthcare trends.
Select the Right Financial Adviser
Finding the right professional to guide your financial future can be tricky. Make it easier with these tips.
Use Lunch and Learns to Develop Referral Relationships
As a specialist when you participate in a lunch and learn, remember, it's not so much about the lunch; it's more about relationships.
Why Physicians Should Join a Professional Organization
Taking an active role in professional associations can benefit physicians through networking opportunities, policy alerts, and continuing education.
The Best States to Practice in 2015
We crunched the data and ranked each of the 50 states to help you find your next practice home.
Nine Steps to Outsource Medical Practice Services
If your staff is faced with a daily workload that leaves them frustrated and worn out, it may be time to think about outsourcing.
IPAs and Super Groups: Are They for You?
Balancing medical practice independence and collaboration can be tricky. Here are two possible options to consider.
Navigating Change as a Physician Leader
As a practice leader, you can have a significant impact on how well your employees adapt to changes at your practice. Here are some guidelines to help.
How to Develop Better Care Coordination
Research reveals reporting discrepancies between primary-care and specialty practices. How can you improve the lines of communication?
Wilting Payer-Provider Relationships
Physicians feel at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to working with payers.
When Physician Compensation Models Are Questioned
Younger docs tend to favor a productivity model, while older physicians may prefer a set compensation model. How do you reconcile the two views?
Patient Care Skills Can Aid Physicians at Negotiations
In any negotiation, it's important to consider the needs of the other side. But there's a difference between true altruism and absolute self-sacrifice.
Medical Staff Resistance to HIPAA Compliance
When physicians and other entities resist complying with HIPAA requirements, it can lead to an increase in practice liability.
PAs Taking On a Leadership Role
PAs are overwhelmingly employed in clinical positions, yet there is also a great need for administrators with a PA-C credential.
Work-Life Integration for Physicians
Desire to succeed at work can easily eclipse family obligations. But this physician found a way to integrate both goals into her life.
The Numerous Reasons Physician Partnerships Fail
Physicians with different personalities; who are too similar; and with varying workloads are just three reasons partnerships don't work out.
PA Prescribing Authority Vital to Care Delivery
Some physicians are opposed to giving full prescribing authority to PAs. Here's why they are wrong.
Physician Owned Distributorships, What You Should Know
A False Claims Act case brought by the Department of Justice highlights the importance of these arrangements.
Productive Physician Meetings
Do you wince when asked to attend a meeting at 6:30 pm, after a long day seeing patients? Here are some tips to manage expectations and set boundaries.
Lawsuit Highlights Dangers of Physician Self-Referral
If you as a physician have ownership interests in any facility that you refer patients to, be sure you are in compliance with federal and state statutes.
Flawed Regulations Will Stand if Physicians Sit Out
As the pressure on healthcare organizations increases, physicians need to mobilize, find strength in numbers, and take a stand if they want change.
A Physician's Role in Team-Based Patient Care
There are numerous benefits for physician participation in a care-team program to benefit their medical practice's complex-care patients.
DOJ Fines Physicians for Fraud Schemes
The recent imposition of penalties by the DOJ in two instances should cause physicians to re-evaluate their policies and practices.
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.
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