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Creative Staff Benefits Without Adding High Costs
The cost of doing business in healthcare continues to rise as reimbursements continue to drop. How do you keep your staff happy and feel like they are valued? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Career Staff Work/Life Balance Operations Source Type: news

Sunderland practice twice rated ‘inadequate’ is now rated ‘good’
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Hylton Medical Group in Sunderland as‘good’, after an inspection they carried out in September. The practice was rated‘inadequate’ twice, following two CQC inspections in April 2015 and February 2017. However, following an inspection by the CQC in September, the practice was rated‘good overall’.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How to Handle Employee and Patient Complaints
Every practice has them: disgruntled employees and patients. Here's how to handle their complaints and avoid lawsuits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David M. Rosenberg-Wohl Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Compliance Staff Source Type: news

Pope Urges Lawmakers to Protect People with Healthcare Laws
Pope Francis asked lawmakers to be sure healthcare laws protect " all, " not just the privileged population. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Population Health Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

PAs Clarify Practice Role Amid AMA Ruling
A new resolution from the AMA opposed independent practice by PAs, which is not something the profession is seeking. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C Tags: Blog Career Staff Practice Models Source Type: news

Overwhelming Ancillary Services
Adding too many ancillary services can turn a potential revenue stream into a nightmare for your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Career Operations Performance Practice Models Source Type: news

Healthcare Policy Endangering Public
New Jersey's policies toward primary care physicians are decimating its ranks and deepening a public health crisis. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: James Doulgeris Tags: Blog Population Health Physician Productivity Source Type: news

4 Ways Physicians Can Learn from U2
There are a few lessons that physicians and other healthcare providers can take away from understanding how the famous band has stayed relevant. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lisa Grabl Tags: Blog Career CME Work/Life Balance Productivity Source Type: news

4 Questions That Can Determine Physician Culture Fit
It's easy to check references, verify clinical skills and training, and see if a physician is in your price range. Cultural fit is harder to ascertain. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Cheryl Wergin, MA Tags: Pearl Healthcare Careers Hiring Firing Work/Life Balance Pearls Source Type: news

Terminating Physicians for Bad Attitudes and Behavior
If you're drafting up provisions in a physician contract dictating his conduct, here are five things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

Almost half of EU doctors working in the UK are considering leaving after Brexit vote, survey says
The survey of 1,720 EEA doctors found that one in five (18%) has already made plans to leave the UK.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

LeanTaaS raises $26M to build up iQueue appointment software
Santa Clara, California-based practice management software company  LeanTaaS announced $26 million in Series B financing, raised exclusively from Insight Venture Partners.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment and Your Medical Practice
Asset protection for physicians takes many forms. Recent events involving sexual harassment are a risk every doctor must protect against. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Risk Management Patient Relations Source Type: news

Kent practice previously rated'good' is now under ‘special measures’
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has placed Old West Surgery in Old Road West, Gravesend, Kent into‘special measures’, after an inspection they carried out in August. The practice, which was previously rated‘good’, has now been rated overall‘inadequate’. TheCQC report says:‘The practice failed to assess, monitor and mitigate risks to the health, safety and welfare of service users.’ Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

How Does a Negative Review Cost Your Practice?
Training your staff to prioritize patient service is a great way to protect your online reputation. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Alex Mangrolia Tags: Blog Training Technology Patient Relations Performance Source Type: news

Highly skilled practice managers needed, says 2018 GMS contract in Scotland
Scotland practices will need highly qualified practice managers to engage with the wider primary care system, says the proposed2018 General Medical Services (GMS) contract in Scotland. On top of their traditional duties, practice managers will be asked to collaborate with GP Clusters, NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP), and any new service that might emerge.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Physician Compensation: Employed vs. Practice Owners
Where is the money? For its annual compensation survey, Physicians Practice breaks down the compensation between employed physicians and practice owners. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Self Pay Personal Finance Physician Compensation Physician Compensation Survey Source Type: news

Ancillary Services: To Add or Not to Add?
Health care experts weigh in on the important questions practices need to ask before adding ancillary services. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Finance Operations Practice Models Productivity Source Type: news

Why Burned Out Physicians Often Don & #039;t Seek Help
Physicians with burnout are likely to have depression as well. But getting help may not be as risky as you think. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Avery Hurt Tags: Healthcare Careers Work/Life Balance Productivity Source Type: news

Practices should not fine patients for missing their appointments, says RCGP
Making patients pay a fine for missing their GP appointment is not the best approach to be followed in order to improve the service, according to chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), professor Helen Stokes-Lampard. Despite acknowledging the rising level of frustration that GPs and practice staff in general experience when patients do not turn up for their appointments, Professor Stokes-Lampard warned that fines could negatively impact vulnerable patients.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Payer Enrollment Tips for Small Practices
When it comes to payer enrollment, small practices often lack the necessary time or resources, here are some things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Neeraj K. Sharma Tags: Blog Health IT Technology Payers Source Type: news

New HHS Chief Reportedly Picked
Pharma exec Alex Azar could be next in line to take over as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Healthcare Reform Patient Relations Patients Practice Models Source Type: news

Supply and Demand Solutions to Physician Burnout
A physician shortage may be contributing to burnout, but help is on the way —and creative staffing might keep you going until it gets here. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Avery Hurt Tags: EHR Staff Work/Life Balance Payers Source Type: news

Four Way Physicians Can Avoid Fitness Tech Traps
Technology can be used as a modern convenience, but it can also spur laziness and unhealthy behavior. Here are ways to avoid this fate. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeff Davidson Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Work/Life Balance Source Type: news

9 Tips to Improve Patient Collections
Maintaining practice revenues is increasingly tough in the era of high-deductible health plans. Here are nine tips to improve patient collections. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Billing and Collections Revenue Cycle Management Medical Billing & Physician Compensation Physician Compensation Survey Source Type: news

GP appointments in Britain are among the shortest in Europe
GP consultation lengths in the UK are among the shortest in Europe, a study by Cambridge University and published in theBMJ Open has revealed. The study, calledInternational variations in primary care physician consultation time: a systematic review of 67 countries covered more than 28.5 million consultations showing that GP appointments last less than five minutes for half of the world population, ranging from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine Keeps Morale High
Keeping morale high is often difficult in medicine. Concierge medicine can help, according to this healthcare expert. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Employment Work/Life Balance Operations Practice Models Source Type: news

Thinking About Keeping Over-payments? Think Again
Keeping overpayments can end up costing a healthcare organization dearly. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Lessons Learned from an Employed-turned-Independent Doctor
A young doc spent six months as an employed physician, hated it, and started his own practice. Here ’s what he learned and how it can help others. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Operations Practice Models Physician Compensation Physician Compensation Survey Source Type: news

Using Data Tools to Improve Your Practice Management Reporting
Use Excel Pivot Tables and Microsoft SQL Server to enhance the way your practice creates reports from its PM and EHR systems. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lucien Roberts Tags: Pearl Health IT EHR Pearls Practice Management Systems Source Type: news

Folkestone East practice closes due to funding and recruitment issues
Recruitment and funding problems have contributed to the closure of Folkestone East practice in Kent, says practice manager Christopher Lewis. He also added that further investment in general practice is needed to help practices which are struggling with the current crisis.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Patients Know Their Body Best
This physician listens and respects her patients self-diagnosis while using her medical background to decide treatment methods. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Population Health Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

5 Physician Myths that Can Derail Your Happiness
Perception does not have to be reality. Here are five myths about unhappiness among physicians. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Mike Woo-Ming, MD Tags: Blog Career Training Performance Source Type: news

Physicians are People Too
A physician dispels common misconceptions about the profession. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Career Work/Life Balance Patient Relations Source Type: news

Employed vs. Independent: Doctors Speak Out
Who brings in more money, employed doctors or independent practice owners? Experts talk about the advantages and disadvantages of both roles. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Employment Healthcare Careers Operations Practice Models Source Type: news

MACRA Final Rule: 9 Takeaways for Practices
Here are the major shifts from the Medicare Quality Payment Program ’s proposed rule to the recently released final rule. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: MACRA Healthcare Reform EHR Compliance Source Type: news

Understanding the Art of Scheduling Patients
If you aren't giving your front-office staff kudos on a daily basis, you need to look closer at how they schedule your patients. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 4, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Front Desk Staff Patient Flow Wait Times Patients Source Type: news

Medical Malpractice Liability in the EHR
The EHR is creating some risk and liability for providers. Some of these risks are obvious and some are not. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice EHR Compliance Technology Source Type: news

CMS Publishes its 2018 MACRA Final Rule
Insight into CMS'2018 MACRA final rule released earlier this week. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: MACRA EHR Payers Performance Source Type: news

Practices run by private companies deliver worse care, study says
GP practices owned by limited companies deliver worse patient care than other practices, a study has revealed. The data, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, showed patients registered with practices holding Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contracts had an overall experience of 3.04 point lower than those with general contracts. The biggest difference reported was 12.78 points, in terms of patients’ satisfaction on consultations with their preferred GP.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Clashing Opinions on Physician Shortage Solutions
Tempers flare as readers weigh-in on possible solutions for the nationwide physician shortage. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Career Work/Life Balance Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Hypertension Coding in the Age of Quality
How do physicians need to manage hypertension — from a coding perspective — in the age of quality-based care? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD and Bryan R Pfeiffer, CPC-A Tags: Finance Career Coding Operations Source Type: news

How to Find The Practice Software You Need
Non-EMR practice software is routinely touted as a solution for a problem that may not be yours. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: James Doulgeris Tags: Blog Finance Career Technology Operations Source Type: news

How to Meet Patient Demand at Your Practice
Patients want in-demand service. Here are a few ways to provide that to them at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Susanne Madden Tags: Pearl Marketing EHR Patient Relations Patients Mobile Pearls Source Type: news

7 Steps to Addressing Addiction within Your Practice
What if the opioid epidemic hits your practice and forces one of your providers to check into rehab? Here are some questions to ask yourself. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka Adler Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Compliance Staff Source Type: news

Using Texting at Your Practice
If you're not using text messaging to communicate with your patients, you may be ignoring the best way to reach them. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 31, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jim Higgins Tags: Blog Health IT Technology Operations Patient Relations Source Type: news

Coding Questions: Billing a Physical During a Follow-up
This month's coding questions include what to do with the ROS section of the EMR and whether or not to bill a physical during a follow-up. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 31, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Bill Dacey Tags: Population Health Health IT Career Coding Source Type: news

Stryker launches value-based care service for orthopedic docs
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that its Performance Solutions division launched the Practice Excellence program designed to help orthopedic practices improve profitability, efficiency and quality outcomes. The newly launched program includes a full financial and operational analysis and report on the physician’s practice looking for areas of improvement followed by a custom tailored plan developed by the team. “Physician groups are under tremendous pressure to reduce costs and grow their practices. We are committed to helping healthcare professionals succeed from every angle. With the addition of the Practi...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stryker Source Type: news

Things I Don & #039;t Love About Practicing in My State
Last year at this time, we asked members of our advisory board what they loved about practicing in their state.There were medical reasons, personal reasons, and physical reasons (such as proximity or features). All told, the members seemed pretty happy with where they had opened up a practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Healthcare Careers Best States to Practice Compliance Source Type: news

How to avoid race discrimination claims
Prevention is better than cure – so what can you do to avoid race discrimination, and how can you handle any claims that you do receive? Joanna Alexiou explainsHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR Ask The Expert Latest News Source Type: news