Monthly Archives: June 2013

What We’re Reading – Three Additional Income Opportunities for Physicians

Today’s economy and low reimbursement rates are forcing physicians to put on their “entrepreneur hats” since they cannot solely rely on shrinking insurance payments.  This article provides some good suggestions for revenue generation that will help your bottom line and … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Business: Payroll issues (Part 2)

Last Monday, we reviewed hiring issues that can wreak havoc in small companies.  In this second blog of our three-part series, we will look at the two areas in payroll administration that, if not handled correctly, can lead to serious … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading: Four Easy Ways to Boost Patient Time of Service Collections

In this age of insurance plans with high cost-sharing (e.g., deductibles, co-insurance) requirements, a solid collections policy is critical for every medical practice. When practices are lax about checking patient eligibility for services and ensuring a complete picture of what … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Practice: Hiring (Part 1)

Some fledgling organizations opt for hiring family members.  In some cases, they may be less expensive than external employees, and for some providers, there is a higher trust or loyalty factor to hiring kin.  Although we understand the many reasons, … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Practice: How NOT to Fly by the Seat of Your Pants

Many small provider organizations operate in a more informal manner, dispensing with certain formalities like job descriptions, time sheets, and established disciplinary policies, While we are not employment attorneys, we cannot over-emphasize how costly the lack of human resource policies … Read Full Post

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What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes mellitus (DM) is a “group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.”  Insulin is a hormone that helps the … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Effective Cost Management for Your Medical Practice

Given our country’s limping economy, having an effective cost management plan for your medical practice is crucial to keeping your doors open.  This article offers guidance on how to accomplish this without sacrificing quality of care to your patients.  A … Read Full Post

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Long-Term Care: The Second Career That Benefits Our Healthcare System

The demographic changes affecting our country are inescapable and our healthcare system is feeling the strain.  The CDC reports: 13% of the population is over the age of 65 and will increase to 19% by 2030; In the same time … Read Full Post

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