The Best of Physicians Practice Pearls in 2014

December 31, 2014

Our experts at Physicians Practice Pearls have written on a wide variety of practice-management topics, but these eight columns stood out as the gems.

Our experts at Physicians Practice Pearls have written on a wide variety of practice-management topics, but these eight columns stood out as the gems. They cover everything from coding for vaccine administration to dining out at a formal meal to forming a super group of physicians. If you are looking to catch up on your reading over the holidays, we hope you find some gems of your own. Cheers!

No. 1

Patients' Biggest Gripe About Physicians

We know patients feel frustration with their physicians on some level. But, surprisingly, it's not always about the long wait.

No. 2

ABCs of Coding Vaccine Administration

Reporting vaccine administration can be tricky. Practices should review most recent updates and be aware of differences between commercial and federal payers.

No. 3

Five Ways to Ensure Secure Text Messaging in Your Medical Practice

Standard SMS text messaging is not encrypted, secure, or HIPAA compliant. Without taking proper precautions, texting with patients puts your practice at risk.

No. 4

The ROI of Medical Scribes

Medical scribes can increase efficiency and the quality of chart documentation. Here's how to calculate your ROI if you choose to use scribes in your practice.

No. 5

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.

No. 6

Forming a Medical Practice 'Super Group'

Coming together to benefit from economies of scale is good for physicians and their patients. One way to do that is to form a super group.

No. 7

Six Ways Medical Staff Can Improve Physician-Patient Relationships

While the physician will set the tone for patient visits, staff members can and should help facilitate that process.

No. 8

When Your New Physician Is Underperforming

Let's face it, medicine is a business. If your new physician isn't productive, your practice will suffer. Here are some strategies to speed things up.