A more costly financial move: A bad one or one not made?How do physicians measure the cost of a financial road not taken or a decision not made? One series of studies offers insight. The debate over healthcare interoperability September 30, 2015By Keith L. MartinIf interoperability is to become a reality for exchanging patient data nationally, both the government and the private sector have work to do to overcome existing obstacles. Physicians need resilience and patience when investing September 30, 2015By Steven Podnos MD CFPPhysicians encounter terrific stress in their professional lives. How well they handle stress has much to do with personal resilience. Coding insights: Home visit billing September 25, 2015By Renee DowlingHome visit billing considerations, and other reader questions answered 4 crucial tips to consider when picking MIPS or APM September 22, 2015By Tracey WalkerIn the not-too-distant future, doctors will have to make an important decision each year—one that will affect their pay. How to protect your practice from HIPAA investigations September 22, 2015By Ron Sterling CPA MBAPrivate practices top the list as the most common covered entities required to take corrective action under HIPAA. Here are ways to protect yourself. Exam room today, YouTube tomorrow? September 22, 2015By Jeffrey M. Kagan MDHow will you react when a patient asks to record their visit to your practice? Video in the exam room: Should you allow patients to record visits? September 22, 2015By Elaine PofeldtExperts discuss why this trend is coming, and what physicians can do to both protect themselves and meet their patients' needs. Payer negotiating tips for small practices September 22, 2015By Melissa Lucarelli MDNegotiating with payers is one of the necessary evils that independent physician practices must endure. Melissa Lucarelli, MD offers some advice to healthcare providers about negotiation. Manage the complexity of practicing medicine September 22, 2015By Lisa ZamoskyGovernment mandates and payer demands have physicians more stretched than ever, but there are strategies to help alleviate the burden.