Though there will always be times when an emergency disrupts your schedule, there is usually little reason for patients to wait more than 20 minutes for their visit.   You will also find that continually double booking, arriving late, or having general mayhem in your office will inevitably result in everyone having to stay later than expected.  Rather than experiencing all of these problems, you will be well served by isolating ...

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Being a physician is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling profession. I’ve been a physician for over 20 years and I still find joy in my work because I’ve learned to adapt to the changes we are experiencing in the medical field. And, I’ve use the tips I’m sharing with you to operate the best medical practice and provide the best health care possible. Know the "99" codes like the back of ...

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There is no question that bank failure, credit problems, and other issues create a situation where people find it necessary to make payments in cash, only. While you will never need to worry about this money clearing for payment, it is still important to be aware of some of the risks associated with taking cash payments.  In most cases, once you address these issues, you ...

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Occasionally, you may encounter patients who you no longer wish to treat. Reasons for ending the physician-patient relationship may include chronic non-compliance, rudeness to office staff, or non-payment of bills. While these patient behaviors can affect the interactive care-giving process, they may also identify patients with a propensity to file a claim against you. To help reduce the risk ...

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It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but we can try. To write or to type, that is the question. To boldly go (according to the latest statistics) where only a small few are going; that is the challenge. Actually, for everyone in the medical profession, the reality of the paper chart is slowly coming to a close. The digital age is moving forward at lightning speed. But can you teach ...

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