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Medical home pros and cons for small practicesThe hard work and cost of becoming a PCMH will benefit practices as they begin value-based pay.
Balancing doctor egos and errorsWhen should physicians say they are sorry? When should they stay quiet? There’s a time and place for both.
Ditch those sue happy patients for goodGetting rid of those pesky sue happy patients.
4 reasons why online patient communities should be embraced
4 reasons why online patient communities should be embracedOnline patient communities are dramatically changing how patients engage with the healthcare community. In fact, more than 40% of patients say that information found via social media affects the way they deal with their health.
Extended practice hours may reduce emergency room visits
Extended practice hours may reduce emergency room visitsKeeping primary care practices open for more hours, particularly on nights and weekends, reduces patient visits to emergency departments for non-life threatening issues, according to a recent study published in PLOS Medicine.
Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debt
Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debtAs deductibles rise, the ability for you to avoid financial ruin gets to be tougher if you don’t take patient balances seriously. So what to do?
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.