Managing Your Practice

Managing Your Practice

Do you answer patient emails?

Despite the lack of consensus on the issue, establishing guidelines on email communications with patients in our practice is a good idea,...

Managing Your Practice

Be alert for embezzlement

A few simple measures can help prevent and uncover a large proportion of dishonest behavior in the office.

Managing Your Practice

Firing

Be prepared before you fire an employee.

Managing Your Practice

No-shows

It is worth the considerable effort to minimize the problem of patient no-shows in your practice.

Managing Your Practice

Don’t forget HIPAA

In the struggle to understand and comply with new regulations, it’s easy to neglect older ones. Recently, I suggested reviewing your practice for...

Managing Your Practice

Contract negotiations

What to consider when negotiating a contract, including choosing the right attorney, “ambiguous provisions,” conditions of employment,...

Managing Your Practice

Estate planning

Use your birthday as a reminder to review your will and other aspects of estate planning.

Managing Your Practice

Appealing rejected claims

As third-party payers become stingier with their payments, it becomes more and more important to hold them accountable for decisions that impact...

Managing Your Practice

Should you continue to participate in Medicare?

Since writing about the new MACRA bureaucracy, and the Morton’s Choice facing private practitioners between Scylla (the Merit-based Incentive...

Managing Your Practice

How will Donald Trump change health care?

Much speculation has already been written on what a Trump administration may look like, but comparatively little has been said about the potential...

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