Practice Management

Boosting Revenue by Increasing Patient Visits, Part 1

Building Your Online Presence — Part 1 of a 3-part Article At PracticeProtection, we spend a lot of time thinking about ways that private practices can implement steps to improve overall efficiency, make their practice attractive to new patients, and increase overall patient satisfaction. All admirable goals, but in order to grow a business, a …

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Biases and Burnout: the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back

A 2016 lifestyle report published in Medscape shows a correlation between a doctor’s biases toward groups of patients and feelings of stress. Further, 2016’s survey echoed earlier reports that suggest that physician burnout is reaching critical levels in the U.S. In these surveys, “burnout” is defined as “loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a …

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Can Group Visits Improve Chronic Condition Management and Continuing Patient Education?

Doctors are faced with many challenges on a daily basis, and, naturally, one of those is the simple fact that there are only so many hours in the day in which to fit those challenges. Physicians are pressured to see more patients per hour in an industry that rewards efficiency and speed, while still needing …

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Three Electronic Payment Options for your Private Practice

Chip Cards In a previous article about marketing to Millennials, we talked briefly about how younger patients are more responsive to technology in general, and prefer to have electronic payment options available to them. But you may not be aware that in October 2015, the four major credit card companies (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover) …

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Consolidation in the Medical Industry Drives Physician Salaries Higher, but is Employment the Answer?

The medical industry is currently experiencing a reorganization period as hospitals and other large medical groups are rapidly acquiring private practices at an unprecedented pace. According to an article in the New York Times, the nationwide number of doctors practicing independently dropped to 39 percent in 2012, down from 57 percent in 2000. That number appears …

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Telemedicine: Disruption of the Traditional Doctor-Patient Relationship

It seems that in the last several years, telemedicine has become the new buzzword in the medical industry. According to a study by the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine usage has surged by more than 50% in 2015 as compared to 2013. Perhaps no other technological innovation has as great a potential to shift the dynamic of …

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Moonlighting: a Means to Boost Income, Experience, and Variety in a Doctor’s Life

There’s an age-old adage that says variety is the spice of life. And like most age-old adages, there’s some truth there. It seems fair to say that most of us like to switch things up once in awhile for the sake of freshness and spontaneity. Most of us, however, have a difficult time inserting variety …

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