finance

Bank Loans Help Keep Pharmacies in their Towns
Bank Loans Help Keep Pharmacies in their TownsThe needs that small pharmacies have—and how they are being met
Pharmacy Accounting: The Least You Need to Know
Pharmacy Accounting: The Least You Need to KnowDaily and monthly aspects of pharmacy accounting and tax preparation and planning can be complex and difficult. Proper pharmacy accounting comes down to making sure your books are current, have integrity, and operate efficiently.
Five Facts About U.S. Drug Spending
Five Facts About U.S. Drug SpendingWhat you need to know about prescription drugs in America.
6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017
6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017To gauge what the new year will bring, we asked experts to weigh in on what challenges they expect optometrists to face in 2017
Tips for understanding how doctors are compensated
Tips for understanding how doctors are compensatedMany doctors emerge from their medical training with little knowledge of what and how they are paid. It seems counterintuitive that, after such extensive education, physicians still need to learn about something so fundamental that will affect the rest of their professional lives.
Tips for sharing performance pay with practice staffWith value-based reimbursement coming, its time to consider how and when to share the rewards with employees
How patients benefit when we move beyond HCAHPSAs is often the case in healthcare and business, no one single tool provides sufficient information to create sustainable solutions for a challenge at hand. And so it goes with the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey.
Trump vs. Hillary: The election's impact on physiciansHealthcare in the United States is truly at a crossroads with practice overhead costs rising, physician compensation falling and many independent practices pondering their futures amid multiplying mandates.
Top 3 warnings to medical providers from the fall of retail
Top 3 warnings to medical providers from the fall of retailThis is a call to action for all doctors. Practice owners are now facing many of the challenges small retailers in America faced not too long ago. Consumer demand has shifted the landscape in favor of larger product selection with online access. Doctors are being forced to adapt to the new rules of the game or get left behind.
What is the price of physician stress and burnout?
What is the price of physician stress and burnout?Unfortunately, for many physicians, the professional rewards of status, security, and meaningful work are threatened by an avalanche of responsibility and stress characterizing today’s practice environment and further contributing to an escalating epidemic of physician stress and burnout.