Practice Management

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Survey results can identify physician outliers who may be bring down a whole group's satisfaction score.

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

The median number of drugs prescribed to seniors on hospital discharge was 7.8.

Closing the Salary Gap Among Female Physicians

Closing the Salary Gap Among Female Physicians

Women need to become better negotiators and lobby for transparency to reduce gender wage disparity.

Many Doctors Prescribe Opioids for Longer Than Recommended

Many Doctors Prescribe Opioids for Longer Than Recommended

While 99% exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write Rx for opioids for a full month.

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Opioid Pain Medications

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Opioid Pain Medications

New labeling rules require immediate-release opioids to carry warnings for the serious risk for misuse.

Getting Out From Under Paperwork

Getting Out From Under Paperwork

Follow these tips to reduce the paperwork burden at your medical practice.

US FDA Plans to Ban Most Powdered Medical Gloves

US FDA Plans to Ban Most Powdered Medical Gloves

The FDA has cited potential serious health risks posed to both patients and health care providers.

Tips for Negotiating Higher Payments From Insurers

Tips for Negotiating Higher Payments From Insurers

Receiving increased payments from insurance companies requires physicians to be prepared with data.

Using Telemedicine for Patient Encounters: One Urologist's Experience

Using Telemedicine for Patient Encounters: One Urologist's Experience

Patients can be spared having to take off work and travel long distances for routine visits that do not require physical contact.

7 Ways to Improve Practice Revenue

7 Ways to Improve Practice Revenue

7 measures identified that demonstrate performance, can indicate opportunities for improvement.

How to Dismiss Noncompliant Patients

How to Dismiss Noncompliant Patients

Practices should develop specific policy for provider-patient termination.

Increased Patient Satisfaction With Physician Care

Increased Patient Satisfaction With Physician Care

Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.

Patient Flow: How to Keep Your Doctors' Office on Track

Patient Flow: How to Keep Your Doctors' Office on Track

Appointment schedules should reflect physicians' work style and patient demands.

Health Coverage Improved With the Affordable Care Act

Health Coverage Improved With the Affordable Care Act

Hospital reimbursements up, births among young women more often privately covered.

E-Mail Is a Primary Method of Doctor-Patient Communication

E-Mail Is a Primary Method of Doctor-Patient Communication

Online communications reduced need for phone calls and office visits for many.

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