Practice Management

8 ways to prevent denials at your physician’s practice | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley Ask a physician about their biggest pain points when it comes to the physician billing process, and they’ll frequently mention denials. A denied

Physicians Practice: 4 Ways to Reach Your Step Goals | Feature

The author of this article is Jeff Davidson, an expert author and speaker on work-life balance issues. The average person requires about 60 continuous minutes to walk

Fat Shaming in the Doctor’s Office Can Be Mentally and Physically Harmful | News Brief

Medical discrimination based on people’s size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people’s physical health and well-being, according to a review of

Physicians Practice: The Doctor’s Role in Dismissing Staff | Feature

The author of this article is Rebecca Fox, MD, co-owner of a pediatric practice in Northern Virginia and member of the Physicians Practice Physician Advisory Board. Many

Physicians Practice: 6 Ways to Streamline Job Interviews | Feature

The author of this article is Sue Jacques, a professionalism expert who specializes in medical and corporate civility. It is imperative to have a solid strategy when

Physicians Practice: 7 Ways to Break Bad News to Patients | Feature

The author of this article is Linda Girgis MD, FAAFP, a family physician who practices in New Jersey. Dr. Girgis is also a regular blogger and columnist

Physicians Practice: How to Engage in Difficult Discussions With Staff | Feature

The author of this article is Catherine Hambley, PhD, an organizational psychologist who leverages brain science to promote effectiveness and positive change.  Of the many challenges physicians

Physicians Practice: 5 Ways for Physicians to be Role Models | Feature

The author of this article Sue Jacques, a professionalism expert who specializes in medical and corporate civility.  Physicians are expected to exemplify professional conduct and make smart

The Late Show: How should patients who arrive late be handled? | Feature

  Traffic comes to a complete stop. Although this may not seem like such an unusual thing in New York City, during the week of the United

The Story Behind Our Scores | Feature

  The report cards for clinicians in our accountable care organization (ACO) came out recently, and boy, did we fail miserably. Looking through the 59-page document, some

Making Sure Patients Are Safe to Go | Feature

As the academic year starts out, the interns have arrived and started to rotate through our ambulatory practice. During orientation we touch on the unusual concept of

Physicians Practice: A Measured Approach to Making Key Decisions | Feature

The author of this article is Rebecca R. Fox, MD, who has opened a practice that focuses on integrative and functional medicine concepts for pediatric patients. Physicians

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

Physicians Practice: 4 Ways to Enhance Physician-Administrator Relations | Feature

The author of this article is Mark Birmingham, DPM, a podiatric surgeon who practices with a multi-specialty group in Colorado and a member of the Physicians Practice

The Patient Who Didn’t Age | Feature

  Yesterday I saw a pretty good trick: a 65-year-old man who was 62 years old for three years. In our electronic medical record, he was ageless,

Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

Physicians Practice: 4 Strategies to Attract New Patients | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation. As healthcare continues to become more digitized for both practices and hospitals, the

Sleep Recommendations for Children | Feature

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement of endorsement supporting guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that outline recommended sleep duration for

MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

By Michelle Crawley The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value,

In-Office, Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis | Feature

  Hope for Patients Suffering with Chronic Rhinosinusitis For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), every day can mean dealing with headaches, pain, facial pressure, and severe nasal

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