A troubling new study about the “unhealthy behaviors” of millions of Americans documented a reality that has increasingly become all too familiar to me and the 209,000 other primary care physicians in the United States—more than 25 million adults have at least three behaviors that inevitably lead to poor health.
Physicians often express a feeling of loss of control over their businesses even though they bear all the responsibility of a physician-owned practice. Many dermatologists have found a solution in adopting alternative practice models.
The rapid expansion and evolution of telemedicine in the U.S. brings with it increased access at lower costs for patients and growing competition for physicians from providers with regional, national and international reputations.
TSI recognizes that every situation and every client requires and deserves a unique solution to their individual problems. We don’t treat clients as one-size-fits-all, so why would we treat payers any differently? In “The Four Types of Payers”, we explore what defines each type of payer and what motivates them to pay, determining what approaches work best for each situation.
Millennials will continue to impact the operation of physician practices as they age with different expectations than the baby boomer group. The survival of your practice is predicated on whether you can adapt to this new patient group with new expectations derived from the digital age we are experiencing.
I began the January 2016 Peds v2.0 article “Expediting medical documentation” by stating that my “theme” for this year’s articles is the “retaking” of pediatric practice for ourselves and our patients. I continue this discussion by borrowing a slogan from one of our presidential candidates, in the hopes that pediatricians can be motivated to implement needed reforms that will make practices more efficient, improve the care we provide to patients, and enhance the lives of pediatric providers.