It's important to offer medical office employees scheduling flexibility and help them further their careers. Forbes includes this advice in a recent post about helping employees conquer exhaustion, in addition to some back-to-basics tips offices frequently overlook.
As fee-for-service reimbursement fades, physician-compensation trends evolve to put more emphasis on quality metrics. In addition, the decades-long pay gap between specialties and primary care continues to narrow, according to SullivanCotter's 2013 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey.
"Problem prescribers" play a more significant factor in the prescription drug abuse epidemic than previously thought, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, which identified physicians as the top source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers.
A recent study that found patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) don't necessarily save money or improve care came as a surprise to FierceHealthcare Senior Editor Ilene MacDonald, who believes that in theory personalized care leads to healthier patients.
Many patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act carry policies with high deductibles, which brings upfront collections and price transparency issues center stage.
A widely accepted protocol for delivering bad news, known as "SPIKES," may not be the best approach to use with most patients, according to a new study in the Annals of Oncology.
The patient-centered medical home may not be as effective in improving quality care and lowering costs as hoped, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Despite lingering perceptions that healthcare in rural areas is inferior to that offered in big cities, physicians working in both environments share largely similar professional beliefs and behavior, according to a new study published in the Journal of Rural Health.
Although practices handled the relatively low volume of newly insured health-exchange patients smoothly at first, some offices struggle to keep up with verifying new enrollees' coverage, according to Kaiser Health News.
Ken Hertz, consultant with the Medical Group Management Association, confessed in a recent article for Monthly Prescribing Reference that even he misses doctors' appointments. Using his unique insights from both sides of the issue, Hertz offered three tips to keep your no-show rate as low as possible.
Accountable care organizations have had varied success with diabetes and heart disease patients, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of Medicare data.
Challenges related to the Affordable Care Act pushed nearly one-third of physicians who sold their practices within the past three years to sell, according to a national survey from staffing firm Jackson Healthcare. The findings support previous research predicting physicians' 'silent exodus' amid health reform.
ICD-10 implementation will cost more--in some cases more than three times previous expense estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published by the American Medical Association.
For better or worse, online ratings are a more prevalent factor in how patients choose doctors, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Physician groups across the country applaud a proposal to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula and urge legislators to pass the measure before the end of March when the current Medicare payment formula extension expires, according to Forbes columnist Bruce Japsen.
Traditionally, many practices close during lunch hours--precisely the time when many patients get a break to call or come in for an appointment. So if your practice is looking to "expand" its availability to patients, adding lunchtime hours may be a great starting point to boost patient satisfaction without adding overhead, according to an article in Medical Economics by William Manard, M.D.
Social media can be a great way to market your practice and interact with patients, but there's always more to learn about how to make the most of this medium.