Volume 32, Issue 2
This article describes strategies that practice managers can use to reward teamwork without lessening their employees’ desire to perform well individually.
State licensing board investigations can subject a healthcare provider to serious discipline, up to and including license revocation.
We outline the common reasons why patients sue physicians, and what activities frequently lead to patient harm. The case examples emphasize the factors that can lead to allegations of negligence and patient harm.
The default position of many healthcare systems seeking physician alignment is to acquire the practice and employ the physicians, but there is another approach that poses far less financial risk to both parties and is far easier to undo if necessary:...
This article defines strategic planning, discusses the creation of a strategic plan, and lays out how a plan might be implemented in a medical practice or hospital.
This article presents a general overview of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model and briefly explains how it relates to the other healthcare reforms taking place.
Physicians provide millions of patients with essential medical care each year on which a dollar value cannot be placed. However, the economic role physicians play in healthcare delivery can be calibrated.
This article discusses the use of the relative value unit as a metric of productivity and how the use of this metric levels the playing field.
This article attempts to provide structure to the plethora of CMS and other sources describing the principles guiding alternative payment models (APMs) creation.
Implementing a specific operating room management curriculum will, ideally, allow residents to gain practical and theoretical experience in this area and develop a better understanding of the scope of administrative medicine.
There are two distinct paths within a Patient-Centered Medical Home transformation: one that centers on the completion of the application and another that focuses on the true care transformation. Either one without the other does not provide a true p...
Developing Skills that Turn Physicians into Strong Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment
This article outlines what it means to be an effective physician leader and how to develop the unique skill set required to lead physicians in the changing healthcare environment.
The Relationship Between Work Relative Value Unit Awareness and Work Relative Value Unit Accumulation Among Physicians
This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study to determine whether a relationship exists between work relative value unit (wRVU) awareness and wRVU accumulation among faculty physicians. Considering the financial importance of wRVU generation for h...
An Assessment of Three Post-Discharge Drug-Based Quality Assurance Events for Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in a Stand-Alone Part D Plan
This article examines the distribution of drug-based quality assurance events (QAEs) post-discharge across five-day increments and identifies characteristics associated with post-discharge QAEs.