Practice Management

Bringing a Practice Manager On Board

Bringing a Practice Manager On Board

Physicians have a lot of factors to consider, including personality, data knowledge, and comfort with handling confrontation.

Evaluating Business Opportunities

Evaluating Business Opportunities

Physicians need a good understanding of a potential partner, regardless of the business model being considered.

Navigating the Complexities of Nephrology Coding and Billing

Navigating the Complexities of Nephrology Coding and Billing

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.

Tips for Addressing Uncompensated Time

Tips for Addressing Uncompensated 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.

Hackers Pose a Threat to Medical Practices

Hackers Pose a Threat to Medical Practices

Employee training and prioritizing security are the first specific strategies to stop hackers.

Key Points to Consider Under MACRA

Key Points to Consider Under MACRA

One area to that requires particular attention is investments physicians need to make in their staff.

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.

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