Strategies to maintain a competitive and healthy practice include getting patients involved in their own care and learning about sources of patient referrals and income.
Compliance gurus bet there are at least a few things physicians are not doing to comply with HIPAA.
Studies have shown that group therapy can be at least as effective as individual treatment.
A major consideration is the new relationship specialists will have with primary care providers.
Fee-for-service will be a mainstay of reimbursement, but insurers may increasingly move toward a pay-for-performance model.
Doctors have to figure out how to work smarter, not harder.
Technology can help, but increasing productivity is often a low-tech process requiring just a little bit of dedicated time and energy.
Patients fail to stick to treatment regimens for a variety of reasons, but there are specific measures doctors can take to encourage patients to follow instructions.
Cancellation fees are not meant to fully recoup the missed appointment. Their goal is to change patients' habits.
Short-term leases would likely be best for high-cost technology that changes frequently.
Respondents may provide useful information for improving your practice.
Consultants offer advice on key issues to consider when selling a medical practice to a hospital.
Making the leap from 14,000 codes to almost 69,000, topped with the huge cost to make that change, is understandably daunting.
Telemedicine, the use of electronic communication to provide health care, has been relatively slow to catch on in some places, but many physicians who have incorporated telemedicine into their practice believe it can be advantageous.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 to protect patients' health information. Since its inception, health care providers have struggled with the need to protect patient privacy, share information, and keep paper work under control.