Career transition is talked about a whole lot more these days than it was in 2004.  Maybe I just notice it more now.  Back then, I felt like I was the only one doing it.  You know how it is when you are going through something difficult, and you feel utterly alone and unsure about what you’re going to do tomorrow?  That was me, only I also felt like a ...

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Do you feel like you have nothing to show for the efforts you’ve put into your career change? It’s easy to feel frustrated and lose motivation when nothing seems to be coming from all the work you put into things like LinkedIn, calling recruiters, revising your resume or networking. There are two possible reasons why things might not be working for you.  Maybe you are doing the right things but you ...

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What do you regret about your medical training or specialty selection? Anything? One thing I regret is not taking advantage of the Masters degree in Health Administration program at my medical school. At the time, I was focused solely on medicine and on being a doctor. I didn’t think the business side of medicine was all that important. In fact, I didn’t consider the business side of medicine at all. I regret ...

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How much attention do you pay to your Evaluation and Management (E&M) Coding practices? E&M codes represent the type, setting, and complexity of services provided and the patient status, such as new or established. Providers are responsible for ensuring that the codes they submit accurately reflect the services they provide. According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Medicare paid $25 ...

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