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.
The Case for the Physical Medical Exam
A recent article in The New York Times on the annual physical exam stirs debate, and affirms commitment of concierge docs.
Implementing a Physician Liaison Program
Losing referrals to the local hospital? Here's one marketing tool to retain patients and revenue.
How Payments Work in Co-Management Arrangements
Here's a primer on how co-management agreements work in healthcare, a pay-for-performance tool picking up steam among physicians.
How Practices Can Compete With Walk-in Clinics
Rather than disparage walk-in clinics, make an effort to reach out and form a collaborative arrangement. Both your practice and patients could benefit.
The Future of Hospital-Physician Relationships
Here are six key forces that will influence the future relationship of hospitals and physicians and their likely outcomes.
The True Meaning of Physician Alignment
Physicians, at least those who find private practice attractive, should develop proposals and present those to hospital leaders when it comes to partnerships.
Efficiently Onboarding Physicians: 6 Strategies
Here are six strategies to help practices and hospitals come together whether they are seeking to merge operations or simply enhance their working relationship.
Participation in EHR Donation Program Requires Due Diligence
EHRs can be expensive for small practices. But a stipulation of the Stark Law allows a hospital to donate funds and partner with you for meaningful use.
Managing Change at Your Medical Practice
Health reform is forcing many medical practices to change how they do business. Here's how physicians can help their managers, partners, and staff adjust.
Liability Checklist: Buying a Medical Practice
Physicians who buy a medical practice assume a large spectrum of risk beyond their personal medical malpractice liability.
Holding Difficult Physician-Patient Conversations
Repeatedly broaching a difficult conversation with a patient may mean you are missing the real issue. Don't be afraid to address the elephant in the room.
ACOs Are a Viable Way to Avoid Anti-trust Violations
ACOs enable collaboration between hospitals and physicians because of protections provided under the healthcare reform law.
Getting the Most Out of a Medical Conference
Attending a conference shouldn't be done on the fly. If you prepare ahead of time and have a plan, you'll get the most value for your time.
The Future of Small Medical Practices
Physicians in small practice need to explore how they can survive in a changing financial environment.
Celebrity Death Shines Spotlight on Surgical Centers
As freestanding surgical centers continue to proliferate, physicians should keep a close eye on patient care standards, compliance, and asset protection.
Hospital-Physician Relations of the Past Could Hinder the Future
Hospitals are gearing up for shared risk and quality requirements under the Affordable Care Act that will affect hospital-physician interaction.
A New Financial Model for Primary-Care Providers
Value-based reimbursement has a bad reputation because it is misunderstood. Done correctly, through an IPA, it could be primary care’s saving grace.
Make Meaningful Use Clinical Summaries Work for You and Your Patients
Providing your patients with useful clinical summaries to meet meaningful-use requirements might be trickier than you expect.
Patient-Centered Specialty Practice for Specialists
Patient-centered care is not just for primary-care practices. Here's what you need to know about the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program.
Conflict Resolution Tips for Physicians
Physicians are likely to be challenged with conflict in their practices. It is important to know how to approach it in a positive manner.
Why Medical Practice Mergers, Physician Partnerships Fall Apart
A great partnership between physician practices can quickly fall apart if productive relationships are not maintained and nurtured.
10 Physician Etiquette Tips, Navigating a Formal Meal
You're skilled with a scalpel, but do you ever wonder how to handle a knife and fork at a formal meal? Don't worry we've got you covered.
Physicians Partnering the Right Way
Whether you are partnering with one other small practice or joining a large healthcare system, here's how to do so while maintaining some independence.
Managing Physician and Administrator Relations
Administrators and physicians are both leaders. While each role is important and unique, in order to be most effective, they need to work together.
Staying Independent as a Medical Practice Might Mean Collaboration
If you’re looking to stay independent and interested in integrating with other practices, here are three tips to help you decide whether it is right for you.
Sample HIPAA Confidentiality Agreement for Medical Practice Vendors
Here's a sample confidentiality agreement practices can use with their vendors, courtesy of attorney Amy Fehn of HealthLawOffices.com.
HIPAA Risk Management: Assessing Medical Practice Vendors
Medical practices need to identify, document, and manage vendor relations more so than ever under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. Here are some steps to help.
Choosing a Medical Billing Partner: 6 Questions to Ask First
Here are six questions your medical practice should ask a potential billing partner to help you thrive today and remain competitive in the future.
Adding a Medical Practice Partner: 8 Considerations (Part II)
Whether bringing in a new partner or becoming one at your medical practice, here are key issues to consider before signing any deal.
Strategic Physician Alignment Planning
Primary-care physicians can and should position themselves to strategically align their practices with both specialists and health systems.
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