Tag Archives: medical practice

What We’re Reading – Crisis Management Plans for Medical Practices

Sadly, tragedies like the shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Texas are occurring with more frequency, and no organization is immune from the threat of violence. These situations also prompt the questions: how would your workplace handle a similar crisis? Do … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – The Five Biggest Medical Practice Marketing Mistakes

There’s no doubt that these are trying economic times and marketing budgets often take a back seat to operating budgets.  But some prudent tips from this great article can help you make or keep our business successful.  By outlining some … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – 5 Vital Signs for Your Practice's Health

The phrase ‘vital signs’ makes most people think of patients, but did you know that your medical practice also has vital signs?  And just like in the human body, these business vital signs are just as crucial to your existence. … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Is your telephone hurting your practice? Phone do’s and don’ts

When you really think of it, a patient’s first impression of your practice occurs long before he or she meets the clinician.  It begins to be formed when the patient calls the doctor’s office to make an appointment or obtain … Read Full Post

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The Basics of HIPAA (Part 2)

Monday, we began a discussion about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and reviewed two of its early provisions:  Portability and Medicare Program Integrity.  Today, let’s review the most important aspect of HIPAA for the majority of providers. … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – 5 simple ways to cut medical practice costs

The cost of operating a medical practice, especially a multispecialty group, has risen 52.6% since 2001, according to Karen Caffarini, the author of this article. With the current economic crisis, medical practices are looking for ways to cut costs without … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Managing Difficult Change at Your Medical Practice

Medical practices across the country are facing change in order to keep up with the growth in health care.  The author of this article reminds us that change doesn’t have to be a bad thing, when managed effectively.  Ken Hurtz, … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – 80% of Americans Fear Converting Health Data into Electronic Form

As our country moves more rapidly into the widespread adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), fear of improper access of their healthcare data or misuse of the information.  Of the people surveyed, 80% of Americans expressed concern about converting medical … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Seven Legal Errors Practices Make When Handing Medical Records

Misconceptions abound concerning a medical practice’s responsibilities concerning medical records and a patient’s access to records.  This article busted several myths, such as physicians can refuse to provide a patient with copies of her medical records, or whether fees can … Read Full Post

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