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  • Head off potential litigation – Use notes and documentation to avoid problems

    Summer 2023
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    Word count: 481

    Abstract: For physicians, taking good notes and creating full and complete documentation on each patient is important — both for providing optimal care and as a shield against lawsuits or other inquiries. This article offers some tips on good recordkeeping practices, such as including images in notes and documenting the thinking behind each diagnosis — including the recommended treatment plan. The article points out that the extra time physicians spend on writing longer, more detailed notes will pay off in better, more comprehensive patient care and less litigation risk.

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  • 7 common website mistakes

    Summer 2023
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    Word count: 695

    Abstract: Every medical practice should have a website. It’s how new patients find physicians and how existing patients check for office hours, the practice’s phone number and other essential information. A website creates a practice’s first impression and serves as an ongoing point of contact. This article details seven website mistakes physician practices should avoid, including not using a custom title tag, not using a custom meta description and not providing links to other sites. The article notes the importance of regularly updating the content and being sure the website runs as smoothly as possible.

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  • Reviewing the retirement planning provisions of SECURE 2.0

    Summer 2023
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    Word count: 718

    Abstract: At the end of 2022, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act 2.0 was passed. It contains various provisions that physicians should be aware of concerning retirement savings — both for their own sake and for that of employees who participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plans. This article contains a brief review of some of these provisions, including new rules regarding required minimum distributions and catch-up contributions, among other things.

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  • How can physicians avoid the pitfalls of practice leadership?

    Summer 2023
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    Word count: 911

    Abstract: Even experienced physicians are often caught off-guard by the many pitfalls of managing a medical practice when they reach that point in their careers. Whether someone is a newly practicing physician or has been providing care for years, any physician needs to step carefully when taking on a leadership role at a medical practice. This article looks at four areas where physicians new to practice leadership tend to encounter serious challenges, including employment contract terms, potential fraud and abuse, and spotting and reporting compliance risks. A sidebar discusses the ins and outs of termination clauses and restrictive covenants.

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  • Bedside manner matters – 5 strategies for dealing with difficult patients

    Spring 2023
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    Word count: 459

    Abstract: It doesn’t happen often, but when a patient crosses the line and becomes rude — or even abusive — to medical practitioners and staff, it can create a troublesome situation. This article offers five strategies for dealing with difficult patients, including listening, identifying the problem, staying in control and encouraging positivity.

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  • What does your staff want from you?

    Spring 2023
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    Word count: 676

    Abstract: Finding the answers to what staff members want from their jobs can be highly beneficial for the long-term stability and profitability of a medical practice. This article explains that what the staff wants may vary depending on the size and specialty of the practice, as well as other factors. But among some commonly held staff “wants” are open communication, honest feedback and to be treated with respect. The article highlights the importance of ensuring staff wishes are considered to help a practice attract, hire and retain the best people.

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  • Keeping up with cybersecurity is essential to HIPAA compliance

    Spring 2023
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    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Both as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other developments in the medical arena, practices have increasingly relied on technology, including the much wider use of telehealth as well as electronic health records. This article notes that though technology is giving physicians, medical staffs and patients much easier access to critical information, it’s also opened the door for fraudsters and hackers to steal or corrupt this data. The article discusses why it’s important to continue to follow the latest protocols for handling protected health information.

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  • Tax planning for medical practices – Learn the details of depreciation before buying equipment

    Spring 2023
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    Word count: 928

    Abstract: In a volatile economic environment where every dollar counts, a medical practice’s leadership needs to know the distinction between traditional tax deductions and depreciation-related tax breaks. This article points out that two longstanding depreciation-related tax breaks — the Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation — may offer an exciting tax-saving opportunity, and discusses how these tax breaks can work in a medical practice context. A sidebar explains whether the Sec. 179 deduction applies to vehicles.

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  • Protect your practice from the many forms of fraud

    Winter 2023
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    Word count: 575

    Abstract: It’s estimated that the average organization loses 5% of its annual revenue to fraud. Physician practices are no exception. Various types of malfeasance can not only hurt a practice financially, but also severely damage its reputation. This article explains the importance of protecting a medical practice against fraud by employees, vendors, patients and other individuals. The article suggests several preventive measures that may help, including implementing strong internal controls and cross-training.

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  • Should you use social media as a marketing tool?

    Winter 2023
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    Word count: 488

    Abstract: Social media marketing isn’t for every practice. But if used carefully and skillfully as a marketing tool, social media can be a relatively inexpensive way of reaching current and prospective patients. This article looks at the pros and cons of using social media, and lists some essential best practices to ensure the optimum outcome. The article notes that to stay competitive in today’s sophisticated technological environment, many medical practices have established a social media presence.

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  • How to pick a new practice associate or partner

    Winter 2023
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    Word count: 748

    Abstract: Sooner or later, a growing medical practice will need to take on another associate or partner to support that growth and keep the practice profitable long term. Of course, there is always a risk of picking the wrong person and throwing a wrench into the works. This article offers some ways to help ensure a mutually beneficial and successful working relationship, including asking pertinent questions and choosing the right compensation structure.

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  • Shooting for the stars – Use positive reviews to attract new patients

    Winter 2023
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    Word count: 869

    Abstract: As business is increasingly conducted virtually, whether it involves shopping, banking or medical visits, among the best ways to attract new patients to a practice is via online reviews. Online reviews from other consumers — or patients — provide guidance that many people trust. This article suggests that medical practices should request online reviews as part of patient surveys. It points out that just as businesses rely on surveys and online reviews to market themselves and improve their products and services, physician practices can do the same. A sidebar provides some sample review questions.

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  • 6 ways to refine your bedside manner

    Fall 2022
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    Word count: 464

    Abstract: In the current health care environment, physicians are encouraged to see more patients in less time. At the same time, because of a retail-like mindset that transforms patients into customers, there can be even more competition with other physicians. Doing it all requires doctors to improve their interactions with patients — which, of course, also helps with patient compliance and retention. This article offers six tips to help physicians improve their bedside manner.

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  • How to alleviate staffing shortages and find good employees

    Fall 2022
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    Word count: 632

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic created changes in the workforce — and in work habits in general — that might never revert to previous conditions. However, people will always need to work, and many will be interested in good jobs in the health care field. This article offers four steps medical practices can take to help alleviate staff shortages and ensure their practices become “destination employers” that draw the strongest job candidates.

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  • Reviewing your revenue cycle and adjusting as necessary

    Fall 2022
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    Word count: 693

    Abstract: All the good patient care in the world will mean nothing to a medical practice if its revenue cycle collapses and it has to close down. Indeed, over time, a malfunctioning revenue cycle can drag a practice to a halt. This article points out that it’s important to periodically evaluate the revenue cycle and make any adjustments necessary to keep it operating well.

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  • Virtual visits: Making telehealth work for your practice

    Fall 2022
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    Word count: 725

    Abstract: Telehealth visits probably peaked during the first couple years of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some level of telemedicine appears to be here to stay, depending on the type of medical practice. Clearly, many medical professionals will need to continue using virtual to some degree. This article suggests that it’s important to develop successful strategies to ensure these visits are as smooth and efficient as possible. A sidebar explains how to prepare patients for telehealth visits.

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