Volume 33, Issue 1
This article discusses the 80/20 rule and provides suggestions for identifying those activities that generate the most efficiency and the greatest productivity.
The press release is a powerful but under-used communications tool that when executed correctly can raise the profile of any medical practice.
In this study, we found compelling evidence that the use of scribes in family medicine practices may considerably reduce physician documentation burdens and increase physicians’ professional satisfaction.
This article explains what a captive insurance company is, why owning a captive can benefit physicians and their medical practices, and how captives can offer coverage not available from traditional carriers.
This article explores the definition of value in healthcare, highlights the failings of current costing methods, explores an alternative method, and applies this framework to today’s financial environment.
This article describes how a predicted number of no-shows can be reliably obtained (within the limits of statistics) and used to inform decisions on padding schedules to mitigate against the adverse effects of no-shows.
This article reviews the nature of three of the fully qualifying Advanced APMs: the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, the Oncology Care Model, and the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model.
This article takes a look at how patient behavior has changed in the digital age—how patients search for, choose, and evaluate physicians. Learn about practical strategies to build a strong online presence, as well as the potential bottom-line benefi...
This article is the second in a three-part series that will help medical practices go through the proper process to determine if a new facility is needed and, if so, to create a new practice environment. This second article will address how to determ...
Redefining the “Legal Medical Record” and How to Be Prepared to Respond to Legal Requests for a Patient’s Legal Medical Record
There is confusion about what information and things a provider should produce in response to a valid request for all, or part of, a patient’s legal medical record, and, consequently, what information and things a provider should maintain in order to...
Strategic Operational Planning: Why Healthcare Organizations Need to Adopt this Dual Approach Under Population Health Management
Health organizations must consider both operations and strategy in the planning process to survive and thrive in the new healthcare era. By doing so with careful planning and execution, practices can maximize revenue, reduce expenses, grow their prac...
Thriving Under Medicare’s Newest Pay-for-Performance Program: Strategies for Success with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System: Part III
The third installment of this three-part series offers strategic planning suggestions to encourage practice managers to undertake participation in the new Medicare quality payment program as soon as possible.
Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of a Management Approach to Prevent Needlestick Injuries Among Healthcare Workers Employed in an Emergency Department in Italy
The aims of this study were: (1) to investigate the effectiveness of organizational level interventions in minimizing the occurrence of NSIs among the nurses employed in a hospital ED; and (2) to quantify the impact of such interventions on the safet...