Treating LGBTQ patients
4 ways to address the needs of LGBTQ patients.
We must address the rising cost of medical school
A 2018 report from the U.S. Department of Education notes the average physician now graduates with $246,000 in loans.
Expanding the paradigm of patient-centered care: patient, family and dog dynamics
2018 Physician Writing Contest runner-up
Use shared services to improve diabetes counseling
Shared diabetes services may be essential to successfully treating patients with this disease without overburdening physicians.
Group purchasing: Save money by aligning with other physicians
Practices should look at joining group purchasing organizations.
Grow your practice with ancillary services
Faced with rising operational costs and declining reimbursements, internal medicine practices are looking to diversify in ways that result in enhanced income.
Avoid denials when selecting Level 4 E/M office visit codes
CPT guidelines permit E/M code selection based on time when face-to-face counseling and/or coordination of care accounts for more than 50 percent of the encounter.
A reasonable defense of direct primary care
A rational approach to the criticisms of direct primary care.
What to look for in a financial planner
Unlike in healthcare where every certification and qualification is earned, anyone can call themselves a financial planner.
Five common financial mistakes and how to avoid them
Physicians are among the highest-earning and best-educated professionals in the country, but their combination of education and income does not prevent them from making personal financial mistakes.
Suture removal: Is it separately billable?
Sutures are a common element of the wound closure performed immediately after a surgical procedure, and occasionally may be reimbursed separately.
Your voice: Physicians need to focus on patient care, not patient reporting
Medical Economics readers share their opinions.
Are PBMs to blame for high drug prices?
The Trump administration insists rebates cause inflated prices, but what would it mean to physicians and patients if the system ended?
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