Practice Management

What to Know Before Buying a Practice

What to Know Before Buying a Practice

The financial shape of a practice is just one of several important considerations.

Physician Specialties Saw Increased Compensation in 2016

Physician Specialties Saw Increased Compensation in 2016

Primary care specialists saw an increase of 3.2%, similar to the 3.6% increase in 2015.

Errors in Opioid Prescribing for Adult Outpatients Common

Errors in Opioid Prescribing for Adult Outpatients Common

Most of the errors were made on handwritten prescriptions.

Evaluating Practice Options in the Shifting Health Care Landscape

Evaluating Practice Options in the Shifting Health Care Landscape

Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the capital needed to fund technological investments and growth.

Trimming Costs to Increase Income

Trimming Costs to Increase Income

Shopping around for less expensive medications and buying used medical supplies and equipment can boost the bottom line.

6 Risk Factors Linked to Physician Burnout

6 Risk Factors Linked to Physician Burnout

Physician burnout often is caused by the breakdown of at least 1 of 6 areas of work life, including workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, and values conflicts.

Most Doctor Mothers Say They Receive Discrimination at Work

Most Doctor Mothers Say They Receive Discrimination at Work

The most common manifestation was disrespectful treatment by nursing or other support staff.

Americans Commonly Overcharged for ER Care

Americans Commonly Overcharged for ER Care

Emergency departments were more likely to serve higher numbers of uninsured, black, and Hispanic patients, the researchers said.

More Female Practitioners Leaving Medicine

More Female Practitioners Leaving Medicine

In addition to the pay gap, female physicians may leave the medical practice to take on additional work at home.

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Providers need to analyze which procedures and services constitute a large portion of their practice.

To Divest or Not to Divest Your Physician Practice?

To Divest or Not to Divest Your Physician Practice?

Evaluating Physician Practice Options in the Shifting Health Care Landscape Part 1

Managing Referrals and Payers to Grow a Physician Practice

Managing Referrals and Payers to Grow a Physician Practice

Specialists need to determine the kind of payers they have and the kind of payers they want.

Death Risk Up for Hospitalized Senior Pts Treated By Older Physicians

Death Risk Up for Hospitalized Senior Pts Treated By Older Physicians

Readmissions did not vary with physician age, while costs of care were slightly higher among older physicians.

Half of US Doctors Receive Monies From Pharma, Device Companies

Half of US Doctors Receive Monies From Pharma, Device Companies

Market share for brand-name drugs decreased at hospitals with sales restrictions, while market share for generics increased, the researchers found.

How Medical Practices Can Improve Collection Rates

How Medical Practices Can Improve Collection Rates

Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.

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