September 19th 2023
Help your educated staff to apply what they learn in school to the real-life practice setting.
September 18th 2023
While some claim it is unethical for physicians to go the direct-pay route, it actually provides better care to patients.
September 12th 2023
Regardless of timing, selecting where to practice merits careful investigation.
September 11th 2023
Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
August 31st 2023
There’s no need to fear being replaced by AI.
Moving from employment to independence
One medical group’s path to freedom lights the way for others.
Billing transparency's impact on patients
If physicians address these three pain points in a way that puts patients' needs first, they should be able to create the type of experiences patients will enjoy and tell the world about.
Practice tip of the week: Five steps to start your own independent practice
Mindfulness, your patients, and you
In addition to helping patients better manage chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions, mindfulness could help physicians manage job stress and burnout.
Hiring and keeping young doctors
Young physicians want good compensation. But money’s not all they’re looking for.
Helping patients find the right care: 5 Best practices for co-marketing primary care and urgent care services
Incorporating these co-marketing tactics into your strategy can be beneficial for both your practice and patients.
Moral injury: The problem facing physicians
The patients’ needs cannot always win-and often don’t.
Weighing the costs and benefits of ancillary services
Under value-based pay, practices may find they need ancillary services just to maintain their current revenue.
Surviving staff shortages
Many practices turn to staffing agencies to fill vacancies. This can be a fast and easy way to find a credentialed temp, but drawbacks included expenses and work restrictions.
E/M Level when time and MDM are documented
Your coding questions answered.
Making your practice senior friendly
The baby boomer generation is different from other markets.
Messy moments: Filling in
When a member of the team takes a sick day, a messy moment can occur.
The connection between experience and care
By improving exam room design and workflow data and equipment, medical practices can facilitate a better experience for both patients and caregivers.
Using data to drive cost and care quality decisions
Here are three recommendations for health systems looking to improve physician engagement with data and evidence.
Attract new customers with hybrid communication
What patients want is a single and rewarding patient experience across all touchpoints, which can be best achieved by following these hybrid communication best practices.
Hiring the right practice manager
Hiring a good administrator is as important as hiring a good physician. But, how do you find the right administrator for your practice?
Mitigating healthcare staffing shortages by maximizing your staffing partnership
While contract workers have always served a role in the healthcare field, they have become more prevalent to fill staffing gaps.
The highs and lows of clinically integrated networks
How can independent practices stay in business without sacrificing their freedom?
Getting started with direct care
The first step is establishing a vision for your practice.
Considerations before buying a practice
Lessons learned from the purchase of a plastic surgery practice.
Practice tip of the week: 3 digital payment trends that healthcare providers need to know
Equipment financing for your practice
Rather than expending all your capital up front to buy the equipment, financing allows you to spread payments over time and free up capital for other business expenses.
Online appointment scheduling: A missed chance to boost patient satisfaction
Why providers need to invest more in online scheduling and recommendations on where to start.
Defusing tense situations through psychology
Here's what you should do the next time you experience a patient in a strong emotional state.
Dealing with prior authorization
Prior authorization should, when used, follow a uniform, automated procedure to lessen the load on doctors and health plans
Bullies in your practice
For many in healthcare, words and actions can be harmful, and in some instances can lead to jury awards in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
4 Key marketing tactics to boost patient acquisition and retention in 2023
It’s time to get smart about your patient acquisition and retention plan to keep your practice thriving during this turbulent time.
Improve communication for better outcomes
Just as small holes in a ship can eventually lead to a catastrophic sinking, small holes in your communication can sink your practice as well.
Keeping staff safe
What to consider and how to proceed when designing workplace violence prevention programs for healthcare facilities.
Third-party risk management critical to protecting against cyberattack
In an increasingly vendor-supported environment, many organizations fail to secure third-party connections.
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