Strategic Management of Physicians’ Day-to-Day Operational Issues

Unlike physician practices of yesteryear’s, physician practices today have found themselves surrounded by a larger pool of stakeholders: patients, government, and insurance carriers. While physicians commitment to quality medical services continues to be unquestionable, their ability to comply with escalating government’s healthcare norms, and insurance providers’ stringent reimbursement policy has been found wanting. As the […]

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Bringing Physicians and Insurance Providers on the Same Wave-length

While physicians and health insurance providers have been indispensable and integral to US healthcare industry, the trust with each other has not been all that convincing – physicians being apprehensive of growing rate of denial and delay of their patients’ health insurance claims, and health insurance carriers being suspicious of physicians’ integrity in medical billing. […]

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The Physician-Patient Relationship: Communication ‘Break Up’

The physician-patient relationship is one of the most important aspects of the health industry and contemporary medicine. There have been numerous changes and tremendous advances in the way health care is delivered to people. However, the importance of the relationship between providers and patients has not diminished or faded in any manner. In fact, the […]

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Group Appointments: A new niche for Primary Care Practice

Group appointment, also referred to as shared medical appointment, includes multiple patients seen as a group for follow-up or routine care. These visits are voluntary for patients and provide a secure but interactive setting in which patients have: improved access to their physicians, the benefit of counseling with additional members of a health care team […]

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Physicians hit by higher operating losses in Group Practices

2010 has registered an increase in physician’s compensation across specialties even as most of the medical groups have been operating at significant financial losses; in fact, the specialties have registered a compensation increase of 2.6% for Primary Care, 3.8% for surgical specialty, and 2.4% for other medical specialties. According to AGMA survey conducted amongst 49,700 […]

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Delivering Quality Service to Patients at Lesser Costs

The reforms in the health care sector would essentially mean that physicians have to deliver quality service at lower costs. This is inevitable since doctors and hospitals can be penalized for negligence if they end up giving the wrong treatment due to increased work pressure and in order to meet the break-even point. As 45 […]

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The Top 5 States for Physicians to Practice Medicine

The best states in the US for practicing medicine can be determined by taking a holistic view of the state of health care in that particular area and comparing it with other places. Some states are surprisingly physician-friendly while some may not be very suitable for physicians in certain specialties. The ranking can be based […]

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Rural Healthcare Becoming a Lucrative Business

Recently, Texas has lifted a ban on prohibiting rural hospitals from employing physicians in order to solve the problem of shortages of doctors and health care providers in states such as Texas and California. However, it remains to be seen whether the recent healthcare reform would have some positive impact on the remuneration of physicians […]

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