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The fight against the pressures facing independent primary care practices can take many forms. For some, it has meant joining forces with other practices to attain the benefits that come with size without sacrificing their day-to-day...
Owning a primary care practice has rarely—if ever—been more challenging than it is today. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this and the following issue of Medical Economics, we present physicians and practices that are...
Many private practices lack written policies and procedures for data security and haven’t done a security risk assessment. Here's how to secure your practice.
With less than three months remaining until the conversion to the ICD-10 coding system, your planning should be well under way. Whether you are at the early stages or in the home stretch, here are some strategies to be prepared.
The obstacles facing practicing physicians are numerous, but can be overcome with the help of great ideas put into action effectively. In order to foster the sharing of new ideas among physicians, Medical Economics introduces Practice...
In this Practice Innovators profile, Medical Economics looks at how John Kulin, DO, makes customer service an important part of treating patients.
On the 50th birthday of Medicare, Medical Economics looks back at this landmark legislation and the effect it has had on physicians and healthcare in general.
Electronic health records (EHRs) promised to revolutionize healthcare delivery. In some respects, they have. But for physicians deluged by patients, EHRs have yet to fulfill their lofty promises and, in many cases, have added...
Underlying much of the controversy surrounding MOC is the question of how much—or even whether—the process as currently structured actually improves physician performance and/or patient outcomes.
Prepare yourself for the potential of malpractice cases by maintaining good relationships with your patients and by following thorough rules.

TECHNOLOGY
Why physicians must develop a mobile ...

Technology has changed the practice of medicine—clinically and operationally. But what about the technology on the ...

Physicians and telehealth: Is it ...
Health IT not meeting practices’ ...
HealthCare.gov contractor won't ...

BUSINESS
Last minute ICD-10 conversion tips

Readiness for ICD-10 depends on the type and size of an organization. While the majority of hospitals have trained their ...

The importance of patient loyalty
Are your assets exposed?
How to fire a problem patient

POLICY
Understanding your 401(k) plan

A 401 (k) is one of the most common retirement plans in the country; yet a lot of confusion exists. Here's what you ...

Teaching physicians' children ...
PCMHs put patients - and intelligent ...
Fighting back, part 2: The quest for ...

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