Physicians have a lot of factors to consider, including personality, data knowledge, and comfort with handling confrontation.
Physicians need a good understanding of a potential partner, regardless of the business model being considered.
Over- and under-documentation are equally considered fraudulent, and may increase audit risk, so it is essential to get coding and billing right the first time.
Strategies include addressing prior authorizations and referrals, such as with use of key words that ease approval or hiring a staff member to obtain prior authorizations.
Employee training and prioritizing security are the first specific strategies to stop hackers.
One area to that requires particular attention is investments physicians need to make in their staff.
The financial shape of a practice is just one of several important considerations.
Primary care specialists saw an increase of 3.2%, similar to the 3.6% increase in 2015.
Most of the errors were made on handwritten prescriptions.
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.
Shopping around for less expensive medications and buying used medical supplies and equipment can boost the bottom line.
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.
The most common manifestation was disrespectful treatment by nursing or other support staff.
Emergency departments were more likely to serve higher numbers of uninsured, black, and Hispanic patients, the researchers said.
In addition to the pay gap, female physicians may leave the medical practice to take on additional work at home.
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