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  • Lessening the financial impact of the pandemic

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a large economic impact. Many physician practices have experienced a reduction in patient volume as patients have lost jobs and no longer have insurance. Even those who still have insurance may be reluctant to have elective procedures performed. This article suggests some steps medical practices can take to mitigate the effects of the economic slowdown, including appointing a patient care coordinator and leveraging telehealth. A sidebar discusses the possibility of shoring up finances by having some staff members juggle roles or outsourcing some duties.

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  • Dos and don’ts for today’s compensation plans

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: The past decade has brought sweeping change to the legal industry, from the influx of Millennials into law firms to growing competition from alternative legal services providers. Yet many firms have clung to compensation plans first devised years ago, in a very different climate. Firms that have been stubbornly holding out in hopes the pendulum might swing back are beginning to recognize that they need to adapt their plans to today’s realities. This article highlights some critical dos and don’ts that can help ease the transition. A short sidebar discusses a recent study backing up the notion that providing greater incentives for leadership activities and weaker incentives for billable hours can pay off for law firms.

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  • The inherent risks of a lack of accountability

    March / April 2012
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: An associate surgeon made several allegations that the residency director’s behavior toward her and other women was consistently inappropriate and demeaning. When her medical credentials were up for review by the hospital’s credentials committee, the residency director presented her in an unfavorable light, and the committee ordered counseling for her. Upon review, the chief medical officer didn’t tell the committee about the plaintiff’s allegations against the residency director, and the committee reaffirmed. The plaintiff successfully sued. This article explains that even high-ranking professionals must follow the law. Citation: Tuli v. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Nos. 08-2026, 09-1597, 09-1603, 09-1731, Aug. 29, 2011 (1st Cir.)

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  • Rain or shine — operating reserves protect you from the elements

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: Maintaining adequate operating reserves is essential to the health of every nonprofit. This article talks about the amount nonprofits should keep in reserve, when tapping reserves is acceptable, and the importance of being able to do so quickly. A sidebar discusses the downside of having too much in reserves.

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  • Revving up sales in a down market

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 785

    Abstract: From giving time-hungry Internet shoppers the fastest service possible to asking your manufacturer for advertising help, there are tactics a dealership can use in a slow market to pick up the pace. With most buyers now using the Internet as part of the process, you can benefit from paying attention to what’s important to customers as they surf their way to a new set of keys.

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