David B. Mandell


You Can Lose Assets in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit - Part II

Don't fool yourself. If an attorney has the opportunity to attack unprotected assets in order to get a client paid in full, they will do so. Further, if they didn't pursue those assets, the attorney would then be liable for malpractice to the client.

Guido Giunti


Useful App for Inexperienced Physicians

Lange's Common Symptom Guide is ported into a smartphone app with a search tool that can work around incorrect spelling and a "word of the day" type feature.

Naren Arulrajah


Content Creation in the Age of COVID-19

What we can learn from an epidemiologist’s rise to social media stardom.

Alma Saravia


Determining Whether a Physician is Competent to Practice Medicine is Complex

Regardless of the stage of a physician’s career, he/she should remember the importance of learning new ways to practice medicine reaffirming the important current competence.

Eric Dutram


How to Find Hidden Gems in This Uncertain Market

Despite shaky economic news, there are plenty of sectors and industries - or even other countries - that have been posting strong numbers to start 2014. As they say 'there is always a bull market somewhere' and that has proven to be the case this year too.

Michael P. Rose, CFP®, MST


Financial Planning Through a Client's Life Stages

Are you protecting your financial future from its most significant risks? Are you investing your savings in a manner that is in line with your financial goals? Are taxes consuming more of your income than they should?

Kip Robbins


Why Did Your Stock Underperform?

It's best to not to determine success based on the daily swings of the market. To be profitable, you just need up days to outnumber the down - and that takes endurance.

Rebecca Baldridge


The Right Way to Enhance Your Portfolio's Global Diversification

Investing in foreign companies is an effective way to diversify a portfolio, and today many of the most attractive growth opportunities are located outside the US.

Louis S. Shuntich, JD, LLM


Curing Your Financial Ills

Physicians have traditionally relied upon their earning power to take care of their families, accumulate wealth and provide for their retirement, but lately their incomes have been decreasing. Here's a look at what life insurance can do to help.

Burrill Report


Opportunities to Reduce Spending on Costly Specialty Drugs

The costs for specialty drugs consume an increasing portion of overall healthcare spending, but a new report found possible savings by transitioning these medications from the medical to the pharmacy benefit.

Diana Pichardo


The Key To Effective Leadership

Sanjiv Chopra, Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Harvard Medical School, divines the qualities of an effective leader.

Jerry A. Miccolis, CFA, CFP, FCAS, MAAA


Selecting the Right Mutual Funds

Choosing the right funds is not always the easiest thing to do. Most people do not even spend enough time understanding their plans in order to get the most out of them.

Amy Jacob


The End Result of Value-Based Care Has Yet to Be Determined

As value-based healthcare becoming the new standard, doctors and patients are seeing many differences in their every day lives. What it means going forward has yet to be determined.

MD Magazine® Staff


Survey: Can (Should) Physicians Play a Role in Curbing Gun Violence?

With gun violence all over the headlines and gun control a leading point of political contention, MD Magazine asked physicians for their views on gun control, and the physician's role in curbing gun violence.

Suzanne Denzine, CPA, CHCC, CHBME


A S.M.A.R.T. System for Boosting Practice Revenue

Factors affecting your practice revenue -- payor policies, new legislation and patient-care codes -- are changing dramatically. By using this S.M.A.R.T. revenue-management system, you can set internal benchmarks and target areas that need to be improved.

Angie Walters


How to Prepare for Meaningful Use Audits

For practices that received payment for either the Medicare or Medicaid electronic health record incentive programs, the prospect of a meaningful use audit may be daunting.

Don Schempp


The Value of Financial Planning: Lessons from 40 Years in Banking

The economy will recover eventually, but until then, how we manage depends on how we plan for the tough times ahead. The following advice is pretty basic, but it will keep you away from the financial fringes that so many people are clinging onto, unfortunately.

Carl Delfeld


Five Signs a Market is Topping Out

While timing markets is almost always best avoided and always challenging, sometimes it is pretty clear that the momentum of a market is tapering off. This is a good time to lock in gains, reduce exposure and tighten trailing stop losses.

Carol Crews, CMPE, CPMA


Reducing the No-Show Rate in Your Practice

Every Practice has patients who do not show up for their scheduled appointments. Do you know what your no-show rate is and why patients miss their appointment? Any idea how much revenue your practice loses annually due to no-shows?

Chris Rowe


The Stars Are Aligned

All of the stars have aligned for near-term strength in a sector traditionally considered "boring" or "safe" for investors.

Jacquelyn Gray


Less than 10% of Practices Ready for ICD-10

While practice readiness for ICD-10 transition is up 4.7% from six months ago, less than 10% of practices are prepared for the rapidly approaching Oct. 1 transition deadline.

Jason M. O'Dell, CWM


Offshore Asset Protection

What to do (and what to avoid) in international planning, and the specific tools top attorneys use in their international planning to avoid pitfalls.

Richard Amerling, MD


Unaccountable Care Organizations

Although the preliminary performance data of the 32 Accountable Care Organizations Pioneers was largely spun as a great success story, the report raised red flags for those who lived through the HMO fad.

Laura Enderle


Health Plans to Provide Free Preventive Care

Under new federal rules, copays, deductibles, and coinsurance payments will be eliminated preventive care, such as immunizations, blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol tests, certain cancer screenings, and counseling services for smoking, alcohol, depression, and obesity.

Mark Lichtenfeld


Using Cash Flow Can Triple Your Stocks' Performance

We can search for stocks based on a variety of cash flow variables. But before choosing stocks based on these metrics, let's see how they actually perform as predictors of future success.

Gary Spivak


Buy, Sell, Hold: What it Really Means

Don't be taken in when an analyst says, "Buy." Even if they believe it, there are other factors and conflicts you should be aware of.

Physician on FIRE


What Happens When You Live on Half Your Household Income

Living on half of your take-home pay, or to put it another way, saving and investing as much as you spend, should lead to financial independence in roughly 15 to 20 years.

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington


Web Market is Big Test for Obamacare

A vital part of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act faces a crucial test in the coming months when the health care exchanges that are supposed to insure 25 million Americans start operating.

Rick Rodgers, CFP


5 Red Flags to Avoid on Your Tax Return

One of the biggest fears people have is receiving an audit notice from the IRS-it ranks right up there with being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.



High-Income Earners Fare Worse After 65

High-income households experience a larger drop in income after age 65 than lower-income households, which necessitates spending adjustments to be made.