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  • How can information technology improve your practice?

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 676

    Abstract: Information technology (IT) solutions are rapidly transforming medical practices and the delivery of health care. This article explores the many ways that IT can help practices gain a competitive edge by streamlining their operations. It also offers practical suggestions for developing a strategic IT plan to assure the solutions support the practice’s long-term goals.

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  • Should your practice conduct an internal coding and documentation audit?

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: To save money, many practices choose to do an internal coding and documentation audit instead of an external one. This article emphasizes that there’s certainly nothing wrong with going this route — as long as the audit is done the right way.

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  • Juggling the JCAHO jargon

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 611

    Abstract: With competitive and financial pressures in the marketplace escalating, more and more physician practices are finding partnerships with hospitals/health systems one of the only viable ways to survive. Among the greatest challenges created by these partnerships, however, is the need to understand, accept and comply with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards. This article looks at how physicians can better adjust to JCAHO standards by recognizing the benefits and learning the lingo.

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  • When cutting overhead costs, creativity counts!

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 621

    Abstract: In this day and age, reducing expenses in the office may seem like an impossible task. While many practices are experiencing a reduction in revenues, overhead costs are increasing, causing an erosion of practice profit margins, which, in turn, is dramatically affecting physician income. This article offers some suggestions for helping practices cut overhead costs while, of course, maintaining the same great level of patient care.

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  • And the survey says … Assess your operations by asking staff and physicians the right questions

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 979

    Abstract: Many physicians and managers are so busy with the day-to-day operations of their practices that they don’t take the time to conduct regular diagnostic check-ups of the business. By surveying physicians and staff about the state of the practice, practice leadership can gain great insight into any problems that may be brewing or discover issues that need to be addressed immediately. This article shows how to structure a survey and suggests some questions to ask.

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  • Buy-sell agreements — A wise risk-management move

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 682

    Abstract: The best time to draft a buy-sell agreement is when things are going well and a medical practice’s partners/shareholders are likely to reach an amicable agreement. Unfortunately, the circumstances that these agreements address often occur at difficult times and may disrupt the practice, ultimately reducing the value over which the owners are at odds. This article explains why obtaining a buy-sell agreement sooner rather than later is a wise risk-management move.

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