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How physicians can transition to an insurance-free practice
How physicians can transition to an insurance-free practicePhysicians have long expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of time and money it takes to deal with insurance companies, but the alternative, going insurance-free, may seem a risky, problematic model of operation that could send patients fleeing from their practice—something no physician wants to happen.
Why integrated workflow is a must-have for physicians practice
Why integrated workflow is a must-have for physicians practiceIn order to survive and thrive, private practices must adopt and embrace integrated physician and patient workflows
Tips for physicians to earn secondary incomes
Tips for physicians to earn secondary incomesThe Medical Economics Physicians Report published earlier this year took an exclusive look at the financial state of primary care practices in the United States, including asking physicians if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer. But how does a physician, with a full-time practice, for example, become an expert witness, staff extra shifts in urgent care or work in telemedicine?
Long-term solutions for physician burnout
Long-term solutions for physician burnout. Physicans are more likely to commit suicide than a member of the general population and 73% of physicians would not recommend the profession to their children, according to a recent report.
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?In planning for worst-case scenarios, don’t leave your family unprepared.
Top 15 tips for physicians considering political officeThinking of stepping into the political arena? Irene Aguilar, M.D., Mike Ritze, D.O., MFSA, and Edward J. Canfield, D.O. give their top 15 tips for physicians considering a run for office...
Your Voice: JAMA study doesn't give doctors enough creditPrescribing decisions, physician burnout, tort reform and PQRS are among the hot topics of this edition of Your Voice.
Independent practices seek care coordination strategiesPhysician collaboration is difficult for small practices under today’s payment models, but its importance is growing.
ICD-10 changes could impact practice cash flow
ICD-10 changes could impact practice cash flowThe coding change hasn’t put a financial hit on most physicians, but that could change as of October 1.
Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctor
Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctorMany doctors have a difficult time with marijuana as medication, and consider doctors who prescribe it as second-class citizens.