By Cynthia Ackrill, MD You are right in the middle of a conversation…and suddenly you realize you have followed your own thoughts down some pathway so far that you have no earthly idea what the other person just said. Maybe you are still forming a rebuttal to a statement 4 sentences ago, or maybe you are thinking 5 steps ahead ...Read More »
By EpicMD The ever increasing pressure on independent primary care and family medicine physicians, a...
Medical group practices often go full speed ahead once they decide to implement an EHR — until physi...
Keith A. Herl, MHA, MBA Matthew Mingenback In today’s ultra-competitive market, smart healthcare del...
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Consider two focused questions: As you think about the status of your Practice, can your current Rev...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has now finalized the proposed 2014 Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) for meaningful use (MU) rule, which gives providers some flexibility when attesting in 2014. This rule takes into account the struggle electronic health record (EHR) vendors have had in developing and rolling out 2014 certified versions and that physician offices ...Read More »
One of the challenges facing many medical practices is how to effectively and uniformly administer the human resources (“HR”) function across a number of offices, oftentimes with a diversity of cultures and historic practices. This article is not going to focus on HR issues unique to a medical workplace, but rather the HR issues unique to multi-location operations and the ...Read More »
EDITOR’S NOTE: Becky Rudolph is the founding partner of Healthcare Management Partners, LLC in Denver. In this article she will touch upon the business and cultural aspects of a practice merger. With a background in psychology she has been focused on the business and people aspects of health care for the past 30 years. The emphasis on physician practice management, ...Read More »
There is a phrase that is bouncing around in both the Technology and Medical fields; “Hire Slow – Fire Fast”. Nice intention – but it misses the mark completely. If you are competing for the best talent you can get, then you can’t waste time. In some markets there are 4 jobs for every candidate. If you are the only ...Read More »
Overwhelmed? Need to make something useful happen, right now? Start here: when overwhelm happens, everything feels urgent and we have the experience that it all has to happen right now! Here is a quick understanding, so you can get “overwhelm” into useful perspective. Overwhelm usually has 3 sources – the first is taking on more than you have capacity for ...Read More »
Now that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has seemingly weathered all challenges, the questions are numerous. Among them include what impact the Act will have on driving healthcare cost containment, and the effect it will ultimately have on the overall quality of healthcare delivery. Providers are wise to sit up and take notice, as those who are ...Read More »
Understanding the answers to three simple questions can stop the poaching of your patient’s and generate a substantial amount of additional revenue for your practice. On the heels of the sweeping Healthcare reform changes, a national group of business and healthcare professionals came together to establish solutions to the dilemmas facing physicians. Their primary mission was to develop a methodology ...Read More »
By Steven Lebow, Pedorthist When should a physician be prescribing an over the counter orthotic verse a customer orthotic to assist with alleviating foot, knee, hip or back pain? As a Pedorthist I am often approached by people stating that they have purchased custom orthotics from their doctor only to wear the orthotics once or twice and put them in ...Read More »
Lessons Learned from High Achievers Or…”What got you here, may not get you there.” Think back through your academic and professional careers to the wide variety of glowing descriptors peppering your evaluations, letters of recommendation, and cards of praise and gratitude from patients and others whose lives you have touched. Most high-achievers become so used to praise and superlatives that ...Read More »