Practice Management

Collecting patient bills: When to use a collections agencyThe importance of establishing internal collections policies before turning to a collections agency
Referrals and liability: What primary care physicians need to knowPrimary care physicians (PCPs) often refer patients to specialists when they face a complicated or perplexing diagnosis, or one that is beyond their purview. But is that always the right decision for the patient? Some experts say that it absolutely is, but others say knowing the patient is more valuable than being an expert in one specific area.
When practicing medicine runs in the familyWatching parents who are physicians practice medicine often has a profound impact on a child’s decision to purse the same career.

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Lemons to lemonade: Why I remain in practiceA physician with decades of experience reveals how he maintains his enthusiasm for the medical profession
Restrictions growing on physician speech in exam roomAre there limits to what physicians can ask their patients?
The evaluation and management codes auditors focus onBecoming familiar with the details of evaluation and management billing codes can reduce your chances of being audited.

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Building better care teams with non-physician providersAs the numbers of nurse practitioners and physician assistants surge, primary care physicians can improve patient care and increase revenue by bringing them into the fold.
Americans more worried about Ebola than obesity, cancerThe Ebola virus continues to be one of the top healthcare concerns in the minds of Americans, according to a Gallup poll.
Healthcare exchanges have an easier launch compared with last year’s glitchesThe first weekend of second open enrollment period on the healthcare exchanges was far smoother than last year’s launch, due to the retooled Healthcare.gov website and new leadership.
How to build a strategic business plan for your practiceA well-structured strategic business planning process can help your practice in both the short and the long term

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