Medical Practice Management Perspective

 
 
  • Docs Earn by Whistleblowing; HIPAA: All Bark, No Bite?; More Doctors earn money from whistleblowing; HIPAA doesn't enforce much; is overtreating doing harm?
  • 7 Options for Physicians Wary of Employment Many practices are concerned that they cannot remain financially viable while independent, but employment doesn't appeal to them. One of these options may be a better alternative.
  • Hidden Time Bombs in Your Noncompete Clause While many physicians view the 'restrictive covenant' in their employment contract as a set of legally binding handcuffs, it doesn't have to be that way. Here's where to find some wiggle room.
  • This Question Can Please Patients and Increase Revenue In this day of online ratings systems, patients can be your greatest ally or damage your reputation. Here's why regularly asking patients what they think of you and your practice can be so valuable.
  • How Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Are Reshaping Ophthalmology Medicare reimbursement for common ophthalmology procedures will be cut 19%-68% in 2016 and 2017, in addition to many cuts in 2015. Here's the rationale and how ophthalmologists are likely to respond.
  • Do NPs Believe They Have Organizational Support? A survey of NPs in primary care finds that many of them believe that their role is misunderstood, and they are not optimally used.
  • Biggest Challenges in Your First Job You'll face bigger and vastly different hurdles in the 'real world' of medicine than you ever did in residency. Here's what you can expect -- and how best to prepare -- from doctors who've been there.
  • What Do Employed Physicians Have to Do to Get Ahead? Many doctors would like to move up within a hospital or group and assume a leadership position. How can they accomplish that?
  • Five Last-Minute Ways to Lower Your 2015 Tax Bill There's still time to make moves that can shrink this year's tax bill. It's wise to act now.
  • Tips on Billing for Wound Care Billing and reimbursement for wound care services can be quite challenging. Dr Okudo outlines the key issues and how best to approach them.
  • How Well Do Physicians Pay Their Staff? This year's Medscape survey on medical staff salaries looks at which employees are doing better, and which worse, than 2 years ago.
  • Why Doesn't Congress Have Our Back? For all of their talk about improving the quality of care in America, federal legislators may let the Medicare bonus for primary care providers expire at the end of the year.
  • 10 Potential Time Bombs in Your Employment Contract Failing to focus on the details of this important document could cost you dearly in the long run. Here's why it makes sense to pay attention to more than just salary and other perks.
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2015 Annual Conference Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from MGMA 2015.
  • Value-Based Payments: But Is There Any Value for Doctors? This new care-management strategy pays physicians for raising the bar on quality while reducing costs. But the price to fully embrace it figures to be quite high. Here's what you need to know.
  • ICD-10 and HCC: Overlooked Codes That Alter Your Income With the transition to a new set of diagnosis codes well under way, it's never been more important for clinicians to accurately document their care to patients. Here's why.
  • Single-Payer System: Why It Would Save US Healthcare Some healthcare executives still talk of implementing a government-run single-payer system rather than having commercial insurers. Many doctors feel it would be the best thing for US healthcare.
  • Single-Payer System: Why It Would Ruin US Healthcare Many physicians feel that a single-payer system would result in lower payments to physicians, no options for them to switch, and more bureaucracy and paperwork.
  • ICD-10: Get Ready for Another Efficiency Scam   October 1 is the implementation deadline for ICD-10 coding and the promise of increased efficiency. After 10 hours of training, Dr Bilazarian is not impressed.
  • ICD-10: 26 Tips You Absolutely Want to Know! ICD-10 is almost here, and practices may stumble over the new codes. These tips can help you make sure your coding is accurate for payment.
 
 
 
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