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It's about time PCPs say enough is enough
It's about time PCPs say enough is enoughIt’s about time—time to recognize that primary care physicians (PCPs) need more time with their patients.
Warning signs to look for to avoid practice embezzlementTheft and embezzlement is widespread, and it occurs more often in healthcare than in most other industries
How to maintain a successful flu vaccination programThe beginning of a new flu season marks a time for primary care physicians to consider how to vaccinate patients without falling into costly pitfalls.
Why are physicians holding off on retirement?
Why are physicians holding off on retirement?There was a time when doctors looked forward to retiring after a successful career, looking to vacation, play golf and spend more time with their families. But these days, it seems more physicians are halting retirement plans.
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equity
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equityYou’ve no doubt heard about large healthcare companies and hospital systems being purchased for staggering sums by private equity firms.
It’s time a real investment is made in primary care
It’s time a real investment is made in primary careA recent survey by Morning Consult showed that across the country, in both red and blue states, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that a health system based on a foundation of primary care produces healthier patients, higher quality healthcare and lower costs.
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Physicians need to be more like the Ritz-Carlton to improve healthcare
Physicians need to be more like the Ritz-Carlton to improve healthcareThere could not be anything more different than the experience one has between checking in at the doctor’s office and checking in to the Ritz-Carlton.
How to manage hepatitis C patients under MACRAImproved documentation and data can not only improve wellness, but also a practice’s value scores
Easy strategies to pick the right malpractice protectionThe wrong malpractice coverage can cost physicians