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Developing Physician Leaders for Tomorrow

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As healthcare delivery models become more complex, and reimbursement transitions from fee-for-service to population health-based approaches, strong physician leadership is more essential than ever.

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Temporary Agencies Can Solve the Challenges of Staffing Medical Offices

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WANDA SMITH It’s 7:30 a.m. and you have received a call from your front desk employee, who has strep throat. Your medical assistant is 8-1/2 months pregnant, and may deliver her baby at any time. You are holding your breath until she walks in the door. Your practice manager has several appointments today and is...

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The Impact of the ACA on Private Practice and Physician Happiness

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Our healthcare system is at a crossroads; one that relies on market forces to spur innovation, or one that relies on a select few to set policy for the rest of us. Doctors who employ best practices, such as those used by top billing services, should be able to remain in control of their destiny.

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PAs Expand Their Reach and Their Roles

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Physician assistants (PAs) have long been on the frontlines of healthcare, serving as trusted medical professionals to patients in areas where healthcare providers are in short supply. Legislation that took effect this past fall will further increase access to these practitioners.

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Are Your Medical Records Safe?

Medical record protection is an important part of today’s medical practice. Although the switch to electronic record keeping has many advantages, it also entails many new risks. Read about the reasons why so many medical records are at risk.

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What Medical Practitioners Can Learn From Retailers

Real estate brokers representing medical clients have become experts in both medical office and retail lease transactions. The lesson for physicians is to borrow sophisticated mapping tools from retailers to make sure their practice thrives.

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KISS-IT: Keeping It Simple with Information Technology

KISS IT and optimize the operation of your medical practice by bridging the gap between delivering superior healthcare services and utilizing technology to support your patient care and engagement initiatives.

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ICD-10: The Good News

JOEL MOORHEAD, M.D., PHD | TRACEY GOSSEL, M.D. The arrival of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015, (note the year; the Senate just voted a one-year delay) presents a wealth of opportunities for forward-looking physicians. Reimbursement for physician services is to some degree a zero-sum game. The federal budget allocates a fairly fixed number of dollars...

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Physician Opportunities in the New Maryland Medicare Waiver

SCOTT RIFKIN, M.D. Maryland’s new Medicare waiver is bringing a needed sea change to healthcare in this state, and also presents a host of new challenges and opportunities for providers. The original intention of the Maryland waiver was to set hospital rates that all patients would be required to pay. This all-payer system prevented cost...

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Revenue Cycle Management Improves Practice Performance

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is the supervision of administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management and collection of patient service revenue. Understand RCM and capitalize on improvements.

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