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Should doctors extend their practice hours?
Should doctors extend their practice hours?In a world in which consumers book travel, shop and attend school all day, any day of the year, consumer demand for easier access to medical care can come as no surprise.
Salaries soar for doctors, so why aren't they happy?Doctors' pay is slowly but steadily improving, Medicare’s sustainable growth rate is a thing of the past and demand for primary care physicians is surging under the Affordable Care Act. So why aren’t doctors happier when it comes to their salaries?
Buying versus leasing How to make the right choiceA sound financial decision on real estate and equipment requires considering unique circumstances.
Practical solutions to combat high-deductible headachesThere are answers to dealing with patient problems while protecting the bottom line.
2016 Financial PlaybookWith physician pay on the rise by some measures, now is a good time for doctors to take stock of how to keep more of those dollars in their pocket.
12 strategies to improving prior authorizations
Tips for battling prior authorizationsHow approval hassles for ordering tests or prescribing drugs can get in the way of caring for patients.
Top 5 tips for combatting 2017 coding concerns
Top 5 tips for combatting 2017 coding concernsThe calendar may say the ICD-10 transition is long gone, but practices still will likely feel its repercussions in 2017 in terms of payer requests, denials and the new code set’s influence on value-based care. Looking to next year, practices should start being proactive with these coding opportunities now to consider how the following five factors will impact documenting, coding and billing for care
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.
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threatsWhen it comes to getting sued for medical malpractice, it is unfortunately more a case of “when” than “if.”