Category Archives: Practice Management

Employee Relations: Lay the foundation for a good business!

A good work environment is the foundation of a solid and effective employee-relations program.  Employee relations focuses on communication as it relates to satisfactory productivity, motivation, morale and the prevention and resolution of problems that arise or affect work situations. … Read Full Post

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Professional Association involvement: It’s not just for “newbies”

Students and early careerists often ask about the most important contributor to career success.  The answer never lends itself to just one factor, but usually to a list of the top three, which includes professional organization involvement.  In addition, this … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Boost Reimbursement through Improved Documentation: 5 Tips

Physicians and coders/billers need to be on the same page when it comes to getting claims processed and reimbursed correctly.  The key to this – and you’re probably sick of hearing it – is documentation.  Especially with ICD-10 coming around … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – How Practice Managers Can Alleviate Physician Stress

Stress has become a common factor in every household and business and we all need someone or something to lighten our loads so the weight of the world isn’t resting on our shoulders. This article focuses on physicians and how … Read Full Post

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ICD-10 Implementation is not just Doom and Gloom

Doomsday predictions certainly abound – Heaven’s Gate, Y2K, the Mayan apocalypse – and they all came and went with a fizzle.  ICD-10 has its own group of “end of the healthcare world as we know it” zealots who predict catastrophe … Read Full Post

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HR Issues for the Small Business: Disciplinary policies (Part 3)

Let’s face it, disciplining employees can be distasteful and this discomfort leads managers to follow the “let’s ignore the problem and see if it goes away” course of action. Not a good idea!  Every business should have a standardized written … Read Full Post

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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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