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You had better be savvy with your coding
You had better be savvy with your codingWith the change in payment focusing on quality medicine instead of the old-fashioned fee for service, providers better be savvy with their coding or they will lose out on the money needed to run their practices.
Strategies for making PCP practices more efficient
Strategies for making PCP practices more efficientYour primary care practice team may not be as efficient as it could be, particularly for patients with complex, chronic health needs.
Borrowing from the theater to aid your practice's patient relationsI’ve never acted but I enjoy the theater, and so in order to make each second with my obstetrics patients count, I’ve come to think of them as patrons at a show watching a short play.
Floridas suicide ruling puts physicians at riskDecision could hold doctors liable for something they have little control over
President Trump to take healthcare in new direction
President Trump to take healthcare in new directionExperts say the impact on policy will likely be greater than on individual physicians and practices
Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist?
Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist?The connection between high levels of patient satisfaction and the highest levels of quality care has not been proven. Patients may explicitly request tests, referrals and medication that they do not need and that will not help them or be cost effective, and be disappointed if they don’t get them.
Hospitals are shifting to a retail model—will doctors follow?
Hospitals are shifting to a retail model—will doctors follow?More hospitals today are competing for patients using retail strategies, such as offering flat-rate, easy-to-compare bundled pricing, finds a new PwC report. As a result, physicians with high fees may find themselves shut out of hospital contracts. And that means less patient volume and less revenue.
It’s a mistake if you don’t pay employees for federal holidays
It’s a mistake if you don’t pay employees for federal holidaysMost medical practices welcome the major federal holidays and the opportunity for the entire staff to take a day off. A day when the doors are locked, however, is also a day that generates no income for the practice. It begs the question: Should the practice pay its employees a day’s wages for the holiday?
Is electronic prescribing a potential solution to the opioid crisis?Only two states mandate e-prescribing controlled substances, but most physicians can use it now
Where is the future of primary care headed?While the transition may be rocky, primary care physicians are poised to take a leading role as care models change