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The Doctor's Office

Every issue of The Doctor's Office offers practice management and marketing ideas that can save you money-plus marketing suggestions that can grow your practice. Subscribe to this newsletter.
December 1, 2006 - Issue 12 - View Full Issue
   'Tis the season to be . . . busy, understaffed, and overcrowded
   Help employees walk the line with performance appraisals and discipline
   EHRs may not come quickly, but they're not dead either
   Advice from an expert on your toughest HR questions
   Discover E/M coding weaknesses with risk assessment
   Seven tax changes to watch when planning for 2007
November 1, 2006 - Issue 11 - View Full Issue
   Five time-management tips to conquer a chaotic schedule
   Cure anxiety when faced with poor performers
   Market your practice by mailing a patient newsletter
   Coding questions answered: Consults, ABNs, and more
   'Doc' the vote: Take political involvement to the next level as an activist
   Disruptive staff: Forget 'You're fired!'; instead say, 'You're fixed!'
   Improve office communication with an in-house newsletter
   How the 2007 fee schedule may shift practice cash flow
   Six steps to make the hiring process manageable
   Is there a doctor in the house?
October 1, 2006 - Issue 10 - View Full Issue
September 1, 2006 - Issue 9 - View Full Issue
   Managing disruptive staff is a tough job, and an office manager needs to do it
   "Go lean" for a more efficient, profitable doctor's office
   Finally, answers to your tough human resource quandaries
   Five not-so-black-and-white E/M coding rules
   Changing population translates into need for bilingual docs
August 1, 2006 - Issue 8 - View Full Issue
   Hire and bill physician extenders properly to earn the practice more $$
   Classify staff OT status accurately to avoid lawsuits
   Making minutes count: Time and E/M code billing
   How to respond when a payer is in breach of contract
   Blogging offers creative outlet for physicians
July 1, 2006 - Issue 7 - View Full Issue
   Office managers enjoy record compensation increases in 2005
   Recognize when to cut or negotiate contract clauses
   Don't lose thousands on unforseen discounted rates
   Volunteer work brings personal and professional rewards
June 1, 2006 - Issue 6 - View Full Issue
   Put technology back in its place to stop the information slowdown
   CMS launches voluntary reporting quality measure codes
   Break the annual performance-evaluation routine
   Improve revenue by properly using screening codes
   Combine philanthropy, investing in a social investment plan
May 1, 2006 - Issue 5 - View Full Issue
   Illinois cardiology practice leaps from zero to $1 million in just two years
   Protect your workers with an ergonomics safety policy
   Private practices top OCR list for HIPAA complaints
   Optimize reimbursement: Code annual visits correctly
   'Google' yourself to see what patients are finding on the Web
April 1, 2006 - Issue 4 - View Full Issue
   Get your bottom line and your patients singing with group visits
   Learn to perform an effective staff exit interview
   Learn which CPT codes were deleted by the AMA in ’06 and the ones to use instead
   File electronically to save time, money on taxes
March 1, 2006 - Issue 3 - View Full Issue
   Reduce open balances by storing patients’ credit card information
   Don’t just accept an unemployment case-fight it
   Protect practice’s pot of gold with solid communication
   Watch five $$ leaks to take control of the bottom line
   Venture beyond legal and financial in your estate plan
February 1, 2006 - Issue 2 - View Full Issue
   Prescreen candidates to unearth a treasure trove of valuable skills
   How to explain Medicare Part D to staff and patients
   Cork revenue leaks by watching insurance interactions
   Be accurate and timely with charges posted
   Launch new experiences by heeding the gentle call
January 1, 2006 - Issue 1 - View Full Issue
   Drive, twist of fate land KY native office manager of the year award
   Add a communication policy to stamp out gossip
   Use modifier -25 to increase practice revenue; avoid scrutiny by the OIG
   Be certain staff know revenue cycle management
   Master MBA deliberations with a self-assessment