October 30th 2020
Results from our 2020 Survey.
October 22nd 2020
Results from our 2020 survey. See how the pandemic and other industry trends have affected your peers.
September 25th 2020
Hear from your peers about what is most important in managing a successful independent practice
May 30th 2018
If you think a patient advocate is a nuisance, think again. They help physicians, just as much as they help patients.
May 18th 2018
In our latest cartoon, one practice gets creative with added financial incentives for staff.
Keeping Medical Practice Staff Happy
Well-deserved praise not only induces your staff to work harder, it can make patients happy, as well.
Medical Scribes: Pros and Cons
Are medical scribes the solution to your EHR headaches? We asked practice management consultants to weigh in.
From Medical Assistant to Scribe: Tips for Practices
Training a medical practice staff member to serve as a scribe has several benefits, but only if you go about it the right way.
Selecting Staff Benefits for Your Medical Practice Team
Benefits are an important part of employee compensation. But, they also bring value to your practice in terms of attracting and keeping quality staff.
Medical Staff Benefits That Won't Break the Bank
Some of the most valued employee benefits are low cost or free to your practice. Go ahead; ask your staff what they'd really like.
Advanced Practitioners Grow Practices, Patient Rapport
Want to grow your patient base and still be able to have quality relationships? Consider advanced practitioners.
Five Things Physicians Should Know About Today's Nurses
Nurses can play a critical role in improving the healthcare system for patients alongside physicians. Here's how.
The Key to Retaining New Medical Practice Staff
You want your new medical practice staff members to become great, loyal employees. Here's how to start off on the right foot.
How to Deny a Raise Request from Medical Practice Staff
You know your medical practice staff member deserves a raise, but the timing isn’t right. Here are some alternatives experts recommend.
Medical Practice Hiring: 7 Tips to Get It Right
Hiring a new team member can be daunting. Success comes from having a clear process in place, and carefully screening each candidate.
Healthcare Scope of Practice Debates Continue
Scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants is changing. Here's what physicians should know.
New Roles for Advanced Practitioners, Locum Tenens
As more patients gain insurance, locum tenens providers and advanced practitioners are gaining prominence.
Avoid Staff Benefit Issues at Your Medical Practice
Five recommendations to help ensure your medical practice has clear, consistent staff benefit and compensation policies that comply with state law.
Forging New Bonds with NPs and PAs
Helping patients accept your nonphysician providers.
Medical Staff Accountability Will Improve Performance
Holding staff accountable is crucial to your practice's success. Doing so will make sure that everyone is committed to both the practice and patients.
Minimize Frustration with Medical Practice Staff
Frustration goes way down when expectations are explicit and achievable. Frustration with staff provides a good example of the theory.
Make Sure Your Medical Practice Has a Time-off Policy
Last-minute holiday vacation requests can put a strain on your practice. Here are some ways to avoid the turmoil.
Addressing Medical Practice Staff Conflict
Conflict between medical practice staff can devastate a practice. Here's how to prevent and/or deal with it appropriately.
Effectively Minimize Medical Staffing Costs
The most common concern raised about medical practice staffing is cost. I would argue that other factors should be looked at first.
Physician Assistants: The Profession by the Numbers
This infographic, from the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Barton Associates, give you the data behind the physician assistant workforce.
Make Full Use of Your Medical Practice Staff
When staff members are overloaded, look for simple ways to maximize their productivity. You don't always need to add staff.
Building an Effective Medical Practice Team
How to Engage Your Medical Practice Staff
Employees who are "engaged" have greater commitment to the practice, and often go above and beyond their basic job descriptions.
Five Common Interviewing Mistakes Made at Medical Practices
Hiring mistakes can be costly, resulting in high turnover, reduced productivity, and lackluster moral. Here are some easy ways to refine your interviewing skills.
Calculating the Right Number of Staff for Your Medical Practice
Knowing how many support staff you need will help you manage your practice and assist you in making good financial decisions.
Create a Cohesive Medical Practice Team
Despite a softening in economic gridlock, most practices are stymied when it comes to adding staff. We show you ways to maximize staff effectiveness.
2014 Staff Salary Survey
According to Physicians Practice's 2014 Staff Salary Survey, most medical practices are holding firm on hiring and staff raises. Here's what practices are paying.
Creating a Medical Practice Holiday Policy: What to Include
Don't let lack of forethought regarding holidays harm morale at your medical practice. Here's how to create a smart holiday policy.
Asking Medical Practice Staff to Work Holidays: What's Appropriate?
A recent blog has readers debating what holidays staff should have off, and how far in advance staff should be notified of holiday schedules.
Two Ways Medical Practice Employee Benefits Will Change in 2014
In preparing for 2014, make sure you consider the changes in the benefits your practice may offer.
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