Practice Management

3 Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Debt After Medical School

3 Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Debt After Medical School

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Most medical school graduates leave school carrying debt. Here's what you can do to better manage your student loan debt.

6 Key Strategies to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

6 Key Strategies to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

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Achieving a work-life balance can be difficult as a clinician. Here are 6 tips to get it right.

Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected

Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected

As of last Saturday's enrollment deadline, 8.5 million people in 39 states had enrolled

Promoting Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer

Promoting Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer

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Experts suggest some simple ways medical practices can get patients to embrace healthy behaviors.

US Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity

US Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity

More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented

HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians

HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians

Odds of burnout up with report of poor/marginal time for documentation, time spent on EHR at home

Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017

Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017

Fraud, health crimes, substance abuse exclusions increased 20% per year from 2007 to 2017

5 Tips on Writing a Job Posting People Want to Apply to

5 Tips on Writing a Job Posting People Want to Apply to

In a sea of job postings, candidates will flock to a certain type of ad. Here's what they're looking for.

Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers

Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers

Physician mothers report limited opportunities for advancement, financial inequalities, lack of support.

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed

Medical Marijuana: Misconceptions and Clinical Considerations

Medical Marijuana: Misconceptions and Clinical Considerations

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The FDA still considers marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse."

Identifying Warning Signs of Depression in a Fellow Clinician

Identifying Warning Signs of Depression in a Fellow Clinician

Physicians have higher rates of depressive symptoms than the general population. How can you tell if a fellow clinician is depressed?

Telehealth Can Improve Patient Care, Help Practices Grow

Telehealth Can Improve Patient Care, Help Practices Grow

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Delivering care at a distance may enable practices to expand their current geographic boundaries and enhance patient satisfaction.

Social Media, Digital Marketing Key to Building Medical Practices

Social Media, Digital Marketing Key to Building Medical Practices

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Active involvement in the digital ecosphere is vital to patient engagement.

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

HHS study shows Medicare pays 80% more than other countries for certain prescription drugs.

Annual Self Audits Can Improve Compliance and Enhance Revenue

Annual Self Audits Can Improve Compliance and Enhance Revenue

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Regardless of the type of audit a practice is performing, the starting point for most of them is internal.

Failure to Encrypt Devices Leads to Huge Settlement

Failure to Encrypt Devices Leads to Huge Settlement

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The case involving a major health care organization involved a laptop stolen from an employee's home and 2 lost USB devices.

Putting Behavioral Economics to Work in Patient Care

Putting Behavioral Economics to Work in Patient Care

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The health care field is looking to behavioral economics because of the understanding that behavior is the 'final pathway through which all of our interventions act.'

Make Conversations With Patients More Meaningful

Make Conversations With Patients More Meaningful

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For valid informed consent to exist, patients have to understand the information physicians give them about a proposed treatment or procedure.

Are Patient Portals Right For Your Practice?

Are Patient Portals Right For Your Practice?

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Factors to consider before allowing patients online access to their medical information.

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine.

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel.

Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors

Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors

Practices need to incorporate efforts to double check reimbursement against contracts

5 Tips to Hire a Great Staff for Your Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Tips to Hire a Great Staff for Your Nephrology or Urology Practice

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Hiring the right people is key to growing your nephrology or urology practice. How can you assemble a top-notch staff?

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Helpful strategies include developing a plan, knowing who will implement the plan, and staying flexible.

Remote Monitoring Offers Opportunity to Improve Patient Care

Remote Monitoring Offers Opportunity to Improve Patient Care

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Tracking patients may improve treatment for chronic conditions.

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Employees should undergo detailed background checks; practices should have zero-tolerance for theft.

5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

5 Key Steps to Grow Your New Nephrology or Urology Practice

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The moment is here: You're opening your own nephrology or urology practice. How can you make it grow?

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients

Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say.

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