JATTU SENESIE, MD When a physician consistently feels unenthusiastic or cynical about practicing medicine, or driven to despair by the administrative burdens of caring for patients, they may be suffering from burnout. A 2012 article published in the Archives of Internal Medicine by T.D. Shanafelt, MD, et al., attempted to measure and report the rate of...
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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.
Making the shift to a VBC model is worth the time, investment, and implementation challenges. Dealing with those now puts providers ahead of the game, ready to receive additional incentives and avoid future penalties — while delivering better care at a lower cost to their patients.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...