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Your NEJM Group Today: Food Allergy Management / Obstetric Hemorrhage / Kentucky Rheumatology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: Management of food allergy includes recognition … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Identifying Your Payer Mix To Make Business Decisions
Knowing and understanding your payer mix is critical in your business operations, and overall inflow. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Staff Operations Payers Overhead Source Type: news

10 tips for recruiting great practice staff
Liam White offers a quick checklist to help you get the right team Great things in business are never done by one person: they’re done by a team of people,’ said Steve Jobs, the visionary founder of Apple. Getting the right team is perhaps the most important part of making any organisation a success– and that’s as true in primary care as it is in the IPhone design team. Like so many things in general practice, if you don’t want to end up fire-fighting, you will need a plan.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

HHS Secretary Flew Expensive Charter Flights, Report Says
HHS Secretary Tom Price has flown private charter planes and the expenses are adding up fast, with reports of travel costs now in excess of $300,000. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Population Health Healthcare Reform Operations Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Celebrating 50 years of the PA Profession
As National PA Week approaches (Oct. 6-12), it's time to reflect on how far the profession has come in 50 years. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed. D, PA-C Tags: Blog Population Health Career Staff Operations Source Type: news

9 Things to Know Before Switching to DPC
More than 60 percent of physicians say they would consider switching to DPC if circumstances were favorable. Here's what you need to know about the model. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Mark Rowh Tags: Career Work/Life Balance Patient Relations Practice Models Source Type: news

One in seven GP practices in England remains unsafe
The Care Quality Commission (CCQ) found that one in seven GP practices rated inadequate across England failed to improve after re inspection. The report, called the state of care in general practice, is the first of its kind to set out the findings of all 7,365 GP practices in the country. The CQC analysed all GP practices from 2014 to 2017 in two phases. The practices rated inadequate or requiring improvement were then re inspected six months later.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

App Review: Eko Stethoscope
The Eko app allows physicians to record, playback, and securely share patient heart and lung sounds. Our experts tell you what you need to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Saroj Misra, DO Tags: HIPAA Technology Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Tuning Your Health Technology Work Flow
Here are six common themes that often emerge when practices examine their tech work flows. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen McCallister, CPHIT Tags: Pearl Health IT EHR Technology Pearls Source Type: news

Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients
What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Senior partner elected as new Wiltshire CCG chairman
Dr Richard Sandford-Hill, Senior Partner at Market Lavington Surgery, has been elected to replace Dr Peter Jenkins as the new chairman of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Wiltshire CCG). Following his announcement in July 2017, Dr Jenkins will step down on 30 September 2017, ending nearly three years of career as the chairman of Wilthire CCG.‘I’m proud to have been part of helping to develop health services that are aligned to the needs and demands of a growing and increasingly ageing population, now and into Wiltshire’s future.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source:...
Source: Management in Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

MACRA Boosts the Power, Relevance of Registries
Clinical Data Registries have taken on renewed meaning because of MIPS reporting requirements. What do physicians have to know about them? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Raths Tags: MACRA Health IT Compliance Technology Source Type: news

YouTube: A New Method of Medical Practice Marketing
Stephen Jones, MD, isn't looking to make a name for himself in comedy, he's looking to get patients in the door for their well visits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Marketing Health IT Technology Source Type: news

Physicians Designing Unique APMs for MACRA
Doctors are taking it upon themselves to create new payment models to better align with how they administer care. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Raths Tags: Blog MACRA Finance Payers Physician Productivity Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Thousands of GP practices to save time through innovative telephone technology
Thousands of GP surgeries in the UK are now able to release time to care with Surgery Connect telephone solution through their EMIS system. The cloud-based software, from telecommunications service provider X-on, allows GP practices to have access to the latest in telephone technology, save time and improve their patients’ experience. It provides services, such as call recording and appointment confirmation. The service is much cheaper than a traditional phone system, offering free calls and single monthly payments.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Harrowing Diagnosis Brings out Best in Physician
For this doc, reacting to and treating a patients potentially life-threatening diagnosis brings out the best in her. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Developing the role of a practice manager
The primary care landscape is developing at a rapid pace and practice managers are the key to the sustainability of primary care. Jo Wadey discusses why it is an important time to invest in themWith the rapidly changing landscape of primary care, there has never been a more important time to think about our professional development.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Physicians Grade the Trump Administration
More than 40 percent of physicians give the Trump administration an “F” in healthcare thus far. What has led to these tough grades? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Great American Physician Survey Healthcare Reform Compliance Patients Payers Source Type: news

6 Reasons to Leave Your Current EHR Vendor
Practices need to ask some hard questions to determine if an EHR switch is the right move. Here are a few. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Partnerships Source Type: news

Hospital-Doctor Clawback Provisions in Employment Contracts
Watch out for aggressive language in hospital employment agreements requiring physicians to recoup all payments to insurance companies. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Employment Law & Malpractice Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

3 Reasons to Stay with Your Current EHR Vendor
From decreased physician productivity to lack of awareness about your EHR vendor's other product offerings, here's why you stay put. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

GP incomes are dropping, says NHS Digital report
The average GP earnings decreased by 1.2% in 2015/16 compared to the previous year, according to the latest report published by NHS Digital. The analysis includes earning and expense data for both full and part-time GPs who were practicing in the UK as either contractors or salaried GPs on that period. It reveals that the average taxable income of contractors or salaried GPs working in either General Medical Services (GMS) or Primary Medical Services (PMS) practices was£90,100 in 2015/16 compared to£91,200 in 2014/15.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

GOP Proposes New ACA Reforms
In its latest attempt to unravel the ACA, Republicans unveil a proposal to transfer federal healthcare spending into state block grants. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Healthcare Reform E-prescribing EHR Technology Source Type: news

NHS scheme delivers massive health gains in Sandwell and West Birmingham
A NHS scheme in Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical has significantly benefitted patients’ health. The Primary Care Commissioning Framework (PCCF) was created in 2016 by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This collaboration between local GP practices and the CCG aims to provide high-quality care to patients, reduce health inequalities and enhance partnership working.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Lessons in Medical Marketing from a Tech Startup Disaster
Practice owners and physicians should heed the lessons of Bodega, a startup company that got universally ripped on for bad branding. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Blog Marketing Healthcare Careers Technology Mobile Source Type: news

The Cost of Miracle Drugs
Miracle drugs may not exist in the truest sense of the term, but any drug that comes with an easy co-pay is a miracle drug in this doctors eyes. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Finance Billing Compliance Billing and Collections Patients Source Type: news

In conversation with...Sheinaz Stansfield
Growth in primary care has been paralysed by misaligned policy. Angela Sharda speaks to a practice manager about how she rises to the challenge.Q. How do you keep your practice thriving?A. We provide high quality, patient- centred services and are often recommended by word of mouth. We also provide community engagement events. We merged with another practice in 2013 and have a service-level agreement linking us to eight care homes.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

DPC is Hard, Don & #039;t go it alone
Don't make the mistake of starting an alternative payment program without doing your research first, warms a healthcare consultant. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Patients Practice Models Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine is Hard, Don & #039;t Go at it Alone
Don't make the mistake of starting an alternative payment program without doing your research first, warms a healthcare consultant. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Patients Practice Models Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey HIPAA Reminder
Natural disasters can often lead to data breach, here's what you need to know to prevent a breach at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Technology Personal Health Records Source Type: news

NHS announces new opportunity to prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes
The NHS has revealed a new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes with the support of Public Health England (PHE). The plan comes after the release of a new PHE study suggesting that more than 9,000 heart attacks and up to 14,500 strokes could be prevented within the next three years through better management of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

How to Choose Between Modifiers 25 and 57
When do you use modifier 25 or 57? Coding expert John Verhovshek explains the difference when coding an E&M service. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Tags: Pearl Billing Compliance Coding Medical Billing & Collections Pearls Source Type: news

Why Physicians Don & #039;t Want to Retire
A new survey reveals why physicians are retiring five years later than most Americans. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lisa Grabl Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Practice Models Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Nashville health care company makes another CEO change
PhyMed Healthcare Group, a Nashville-based anesthesia practice management company, has named its third new CEO in less than four years. Marty Bonick, a veteran of struggling Franklin-based hospital giant Community Health Systems, is taking over the top executive role for PhyMed, according to a news release. Sami Abbasi, who joined PhyMed as CEO in 2015, left the company earlier this year to lead Dallas-based United Vision Partners . PhyMed, which spun out of Anesthesia Medical Group in 2012, was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eleanor Kennedy Source Type: news

Physician Lessons on Asset Protection
Two recently settled cases can serve as important lessons for physicians on the proper methods of successful asset protection. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Sacopulos, JD Tags: Blog Finance Career Risk Management Operations Source Type: news

Six Steps to a Successful Practice Open House
If executed properly, an open house can draw new patients into your practice while spreading your reputation throughout the community. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Woo-Ming, MD Tags: Blog Marketing Operations Patients Source Type: news

How to Protect your Assets during a Natural Disaster
With hurricane season in full effect, an asset protection specialist gives his advice on protecting your professional assets in the event of a natural disaster. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Risk Management Source Type: news

So You Want to be a Part-Time Physician?
Part-time employment can afford physicians greater work-life balance and a reprieve from burnout. Here's how to successfully transition. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Great American Physician Survey Work/Life Balance Practice Models Personal Finance Source Type: news

2017 Great American Physician Survey Results
Physicians continue to be bothered by government regulations and third-party interference; many give Trump administration an F thus far. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Tags: Great American Physician Survey Healthcare Reform Payers Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Longest-serving employee at Glenwood health centre announces retirement
Joan Hutton is standing down after 45 years of loyal service at the Glenwood medical practice located in the town of Glenroth, in east-central Scotland.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Latest News Source Type: news

Medical Practice Tales from a Thunderstorm
This doctor shares her experience from a terrible thunderstorm and what happens when IT systems go down. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Risk Management Technology Operations Practice Management Systems Source Type: news

The Medical Billing Team is The Center of Your Business
What would you say if I told you that the billing department should be the heart of your business? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Front Desk Billing and Collections Staff Medical Billing & Source Type: news

Carestream is Aquired
BREAKING NEWS:Clayton, Dubilier& Rice and CareCapital Advisors Limited (part of Hillhouse Capital Management), completed the previously announced acquisition of Carestream Dental, the dental digital business of Carestream Health, on Sept. 1, 2017. The carve-out transaction establishes Carestream Dental as an independent global company, wholly owned by CD&R and Hillhouse/CareCapital funds. Carestream Dental is a leading provider of dental digital product lines and services, including imaging equipment, CAD/CAM systems and practice management software that enables oral healthcare providers around the world to advance...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Value of PAs is Often Hidden
An experienced PA believes the professions quality measures and results are often hidden under the umbrella of the physicians they work beside. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen Hanson, PA-C Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Performance Productivity Source Type: news

Seven Bury GP practices to merge
Seven practices in Bury have intended to merge into a single GP Practice, in a bid to'enhance the future of General Practice, local patients and staff'. The new practice, named Tower Family Healthcare, will be formed over the next 12 months with over 30 GPs. The seven surgeries will all keep their current buildings and patients will still be able to see their usual doctors, nurses or healthcare support workers.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Patients Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

A Plan of Attack on Getting What You Owe from Payers
Your team of physicians, administrators and lawyers can help you get what you rightfully owe using data-driven tools. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David M. Rosenberg-Wohl Tags: Blog Billing Compliance Billing and Collections Coding Payers Source Type: news

ACA Aside: 10 Other Health Policy Items to Consider
Health policy experts say there are numerous concerns, issues, and programs that need Congressional attention besides the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Mary K. Pratt Tags: Population Health Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

Technology Makes Me a Better Doctor, Entrepreneur, Person
This doctor uses technology to his advantage. He explains why he can't empathize when other doctors complain about technology. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Elson Lai, MD Tags: Blog Tools Technology Performance Source Type: news

You Should Worry about Medical Coding Guidelines Changing
E&M coding guidelines are finally changing after 20 years, but don't celebrate yet. These changes may be worrisome to practices (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lucien Roberts Tags: Pearl Billing and Collections Coding & M Pearls Source Type: news

6 Lessons from the Opioid-Related Murder of a Physician
The tragic murder of Dr. Todd Graham due to not prescribing opioids to a patient is a cautionary tale for physicians and other providers. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Difficult Patients Patient Relations Source Type: news