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Medical home pros and cons for small practicesThe hard work and cost of becoming a PCMH will benefit practices as they begin value-based pay.
Doctors get new flexibility in Meaningful Use reporting
Doctors get new flexibility in Meaningful Use reportingDoctors taking part in stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program for electronic health records (EHRs) will get some welcome flexibility in their reporting requirements next year.
Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debt
Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debtAs deductibles rise, the ability for you to avoid financial ruin gets to be tougher if you don’t take patient balances seriously. So what to do?
Tips for physicians to earn secondary incomes
Tips for physicians to earn secondary incomesThe Medical Economics Physicians Report published earlier this year took an exclusive look at the financial state of primary care practices in the United States, including asking physicians if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer. But how does a physician, with a full-time practice, for example, become an expert witness, staff extra shifts in urgent care or work in telemedicine?
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?In planning for worst-case scenarios, don’t leave your family unprepared.
5 questions every physician must ask their financial adviserOdds are your current adviser is doing good work, but are they doing the best work for you?
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.
New financial model may provide future for home visitsA payment model experiment could make house calls an opportunity again for primary care physicians .
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technologyMedical groups need to spend a lot of money to outfit, maintain and manage health information technology in their practices—more than $32,500 per year in for every single full-time doctor in the practice, according to a recent study.
Get your house in order before a practice transactionBefore selling your practice, bringing on a new partner or investor or entering into a new practice management relationship or joint venture, you should first determine if there are any business or regulatory risks present in your practice, as they could jeopardize your transaction or put a portion of your proceeds at risk.