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Business of Medicine

  • How Much Is Your Practice Worth? Many doctors who have a financial stake in a practice don't know what the practice is worth. That's a mistake, say experts in practice valuation. Here's why, and what a practice valuation involves.
  • What Makes a Medical Practice Profitable? MGMA released key research at its annual conference on what creates a leading and profitable medical practice.

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