Practice Management

Culture, Processes, Data, and Motivation: Keys to Quality Improvement

Culture, Processes, Data, and Motivation: Keys to Quality Improvement

Each physician has to determine areas where there is room for improvement and the potential return on changes made.

How to Encourage Use of Patient Portals

How to Encourage Use of Patient Portals

Suggestions include training staff on portal use and showing patients how to use the portal.

Patients Seek Online Communication with Doctors

Patients Seek Online Communication with Doctors

But many patients are unaware of existing options to communicate with their doctors, study findings suggest.

When Outsourcing Is the Way to Go

When Outsourcing Is the Way to Go

One way to bring more business into a practice is to explore outsourcing.

Transitioning to Private Physician Practice: Tips

Transitioning to Private Physician Practice: Tips

Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.

Countdown to ICD-10

Countdown to ICD-10

Providers do not have to learn all of the new 68,000 codes in ICD-10. Here's what steps they should take.

Countdown to Review Sunshine Act Data

Countdown to Review Sunshine Act Data

Doctors have limited time period to review financial data and dispute reports before they go public.

Women in Practice Could Mean More Flexible Schedules

Women in Practice Could Mean More Flexible Schedules

Practices may need to adjust schedules, time off, and compensation as the number of female urologists and nephrologists grows.

Physician Optimism Perceived Better By Patients

Physician Optimism Perceived Better By Patients

Patients perceive higher level of compassion among physicians who provide a more optimistic message

Prepping Your Practice for Retirement

Prepping Your Practice for Retirement

Understanding the market is one of the most important aspects of selling a practice.

How to Prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit

How to Prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit

Best way to prepare for an audit is to assume it will happen and make sure MU requirements are met

Providing Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

Providing Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

Experts review ACA provisions that practices should weigh when deciding on employee medical benefits.

Top Electronic Health Record Systems of 2014

Top Electronic Health Record Systems of 2014

EHRs ranked in five performance areas, including quality of care, patient portal, technical support

Bundled Payments May Offer Opportunities to Individual Specialists

Bundled Payments May Offer Opportunities to Individual Specialists

Among other considerations, a physician has to define a window of time for the length of care needed to treat a condition.

Digital Appointment Scheduling Will Soar

Digital Appointment Scheduling Will Soar

By the end of 2019, 64% of patients are expected to book their appointments online.

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