business Medical Economics

Maintaining certification: gold standard or is luster tarnished?Maintaining certification, specifically under the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), has come under fire for a number of reasons, ranging from test material that has no connection to day-to-day practice to the salaries of those running the organization.
Protect your practice with a restrictive covenantThe most common healthcare restrictive covenant is a non-competition covenant.
MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional states
MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional statesAt least 21 states now have passed or considered bills to protect physicians who choose not to fulfill American Board of Medical Specialties requirements for Maintenance of Certification
The opioid pain paradoxI was recently discussing the complexities of opioid management of chronic pain with a medical student, when I recalled the following story.
Dr. Google is now Dr. Facebook adIn today’s world, “internet” and “privacy” feel like opposites that do not belong in the same sentence.
Coping with patients who come bearing coupons
Coping with patients who come bearing couponsInsurance companies are increasingly emphasizing value-based plans to align consumer spending with the value generated by a service or drug. However, pharmaceutical makers are seriously undermining these efforts by issuing “copayment coupons.”
How to keep your patients from switching physicians
How to keep your patients from switching physiciansEnding the revolving door of patients.
Dissecting the value of an MBA to private practice physiciansWhy independent doctors may want to consider going back to school to more efficiently run office operations
Here's how social media can boost physician hiring effortsSocial media is becoming more common in physician recruiting, particularly among large practices
Top 10 workplaces for PCPs to earn higher salaries
Top 10 workplaces for PCPs to earn higher salariesRead on to find out the top industries primary care physicians bring in the revenue.