The Business Aspects of a Medical Practice

Practicing physicians spend much time dealing with the business aspects of running a practice.
Practicing physicians spend much time dealing with the business aspects of running a practice.

Practicing physicians spend much of their time dealing with things that have nothing to do with direct patient care, such as coding, filling out forms, dealing with insurance companies, managing staff and other administrative responsibilities, following provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and so on. These are realities of daily practice that often result in physician frustration and even may reduce the amount of face time with patients.

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