May 30th 2023
Empowering your medical practice for success
Being hacked can create havoc in your practice and harm your ability to provide healthcare to your patients.
May 25th 2023
Navigating payer denials requires the most expertise to handle within revenue cycle management
May 24th 2023
Our health system is too siloed to recognize patient problems that might cross specialties.
Creating a culture of employee loyalty and commitment is one of the most important contributors to successful medical practice management.
Eight ways to foster employee loyalty at your medical practice
A medical practice known for having loyal and committed healthcare workers tends to develop a positive reputation.
Prescription nasal spray that reverses opioid overdose receives FDA approval
Nasal spray provides additional tool for harm reduction groups and first responders
The benefits of automated medical coding
What if both caring and coding could work together synergistically?
How focusing on process improvement can reduce unplanned hospital readmissions
Careful analysis of its care transitions and chronic care management procedures enabled one practice to lower its readmission rate and improve care quality
Social inflation drives up malpractice payouts—and insurance rates
Large verdicts are becoming more common, putting pressure on insurers to raise rates
Retail clinic claims volume up 200% from 2017-2022
Primary care physician claims down 13% in that same timeframe
Health employers investing in well-being despite economic pressures
Survey shows majority of employers maintaining or adding to existing programs for employees
How physicians can focus on the positive in health care
Dwelling on the negative is not the best strategy for physicians.
Is your physician partnership working out?
Business partners can become your greatest asset or worst liability.
The economics of tobacco cessation: an overlooked resource in practice success
Your practice may be missing out on significant opportunities to improve net income by underperforming in tobacco cessation.
Changing how we think about difficult patients
Recognizing that our own thoughts cause negative emotions can positively change everything
Private Medicare plans now cover more than half of all Medicare patients
More than 30 million Americans are now covered via private plans
Primary care must evolve to survive
Primary care is inefficient, inconvenient, and often inaccessible, optimized neither for patient experience nor positive outcomes.
Providing culturally competent care
How cultural competence helps physicians improve outcomes and achieve value-based financial incentives
Four common pitfalls your first year in practice
Tips from a health care attorney
How to hire (and retain) go-getters
There are two types of employees: go-getters and gonnas. To be successful, you need to hire the former.
Mergers and acquisitions grew last year for health care staffing firms
Report analyzes results as industry scrambles to cover workforce shortages.
HIMSS23: Equity in tech and innovation
The AMA overviews the fight for equity and the dangers of exclusion
HIMSS23: Are they patients or customers?
The patient experience is different than the customer experience
HIMSS23: Creating an engaged workforce
How to keep employees from leaving your practice
Four common compliance mistakes doctors make (and how to prevent them)
Regulators have better things to do than come after small practices, right? Wrong.
Understand patient expectations to foster loyalty
What delights patients and what leaves them wanting more?
How AI can help federally qualified health centers improve quality scores
How AI can be used to activate patients to make important wellness appointments, such as cancer screenings.
Staffing shortages and increasing collection struggles hurt practices
Lower patient volume and challenges collecting payments can push practices to the brink
Patients have renewed interest in STI exams after post-Covid spike
Primary care physicians should be aware that patients have a renewed interest in STI-related appointments following a spike in STIs post-Covid.
How artificial intelligence can help primary care doctors—and their patients
AI has ability to streamline practice workflow, improve patient engagement
Physician Practice Transactions with Private Equity: Don’t Forget About the Real Estate!
Physician-owned real estate can be a major factor in the overall value of a private equity deal.
Employers must look beyond health insurance to help employees afford care
Paying for health care is a burden in America, and employers – including medical practices -- need to look at alternatives to traditional health insurance
How to navigate a malpractice case
A conversation with Hugh Francis III, MD, about the steps to take if you are sued for malpractice.
Tips for marketing your practice to older patients
Seniors didn’t grow up with the internet so reaching them requires a different strategy
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