Education also plays a role, with lower education levels associated with longer wait times.
To be a good manager, many physicians need to learn how to be humble, a better communicator, and a good listener.
Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say.
Recommendations include keeping a gratitude journal, enlisting peer support, learning new things.
Coding and incomplete documentation are thought to be the biggest challenges under ICD-10.
Each physician has to determine areas where there is room for improvement and the potential return on changes made.
Suggestions include training staff on portal use and showing patients how to use the portal.
But many patients are unaware of existing options to communicate with their doctors, study findings suggest.
One way to bring more business into a practice is to explore outsourcing.
Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.
Providers do not have to learn all of the new 68,000 codes in ICD-10. Here's what steps they should take.
Doctors have limited time period to review financial data and dispute reports before they go public.
Practices may need to adjust schedules, time off, and compensation as the number of female urologists and nephrologists grows.
Patients perceive higher level of compassion among physicians who provide a more optimistic message
Understanding the market is one of the most important aspects of selling a practice.
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