Doctors Contemplate Opting Out Due to Continued Medicare Hassles

Physician participating in the Medicare program are scheduled to face a 27.4% cut in their payments, effective 1st January, 2012, and with providers anyway complaining about current reimbursement rates, the cut is likely to considerably impact both patients as well as doctors adversely. As a result of the cut the Medicare physician conversion factor will […]

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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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Some Common Tax Deductions for Physicians

There are many tax deductions for physicians who have their own clinic and even for those who work part time or full time in a hospital. Many such deductions are often overlooked and providers end up paying more than they should which can profoundly affect the revenue and the financial health of a clinic or […]

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Are You Prepared to Deal with Patient Information Breach?

‘The readily available sources for implementing security-rich technology platforms should not only make your search easier but also ensure Patient Privacy Compliance by sage-guarding critical information against undesirable proliferation, and sharing information only at the behest of patients’ Although there have been sporadic incidents of patient privacy breach, yet, the recent episode reported in a […]

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Sustainable Physician Practices: A Judicious Mix of Human Resources and IT

While physicians’ competence will forever remain pivotal to excellence in patient care, the auxiliary services – on duty nurses, para-medical staff, and administrative staff – which ease the load off physicians are equally crucial. There are ample instances, wherein, despite best efforts of physicians, healthcare services have been found well short of bench-marked quality, largely […]

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Physician Staff Shortage: Problems & Solutions

There is an acute shortage of medical billers and coders along with other clinical staff for physicians in the United States and the health reforms are making it even more difficult for providers to recruit experienced and well trained staff. The recent health reforms bring with them numerous changes in the way in which reimbursement […]

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Demand for primary care doctors peaks

Gone are the days when radiologists and cardiologist were amongst the most in demand specialties in healthcare; family practice and general internal medicine physicians have taken over as the two top sought after specialties. According to a survey, need is driving the demand for primary care physicians; listed below are the major reasons for this […]

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