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The Doctor's Office

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   Group practice innovators: Investing in success
   Physicians' retirement woes
   Making margin with the medical home
   Avoid common pitfalls of implementing EMRs
   Final CMS e-prescribing rule eases requirements
   Patient motivation a must for providing accountable¬†care
   MGMA: Physicians trim practice expenses, but operating costs soar
December 1, 2011 - Issue 12 - View Full Issue
   Making medical homes self-sustaining
   Join an ACO? Crunch the numbers carefully before deciding
   How a solo physician aced Stage 1 meaningful use
   Physicians gain in weight loss clinics
   The basics for emergency eyewash station compliance in medical and dental practices
   Growth in antidepressant prescriptions a $10B paradox
   AMGA: Physician practices falter on thinning margins
November 1, 2011 - Issue 11 - View Full Issue
   AAFP calls for revisions to RVU formula
   MGMA: Compensation for medical practice administrators ¬†'static'
   Surgeon opts out of managed care, sees steady revenue
   Physician alignment poses challenge for ACOs
   Physician, heal thy disruptive behavior
   ACO concerns top challenges for medical practice managers
   New CAQ program for physician assistants in five specialty areas
   Drama plays role in doctors' drug abuse education
October 1, 2011 - Issue 10 - View Full Issue
   Supporting the practice
   MGMA: 'Mixed movement' on physician compensation
   Accounting for independent physicians
   Attracting new patients, collecting money keys to viability
   Payers may not be ready for ICD-10, 5010 even if you are
   Walgreens, physicians group announce collaboration
   Lawmakers seek SGR alternatives, but who will pay?
   Three in four young adults go to doctor's office for routine care
   Communication when a referral is sent
September 1, 2011 - Issue 9 - View Full Issue
   Telling the patient no
   Dartmouth links primary care quality to actions, not number of physicians
   Revenue cycle mapping can find problems, improve efficiency
   Beyond costs: The value of comanagement agreements
   NPA names top five cost drivers in primary care
   MGMA: Medical director responsibilities and compensation vary widely
   Understand the market; time your renewals for best terms
   New York mulls physician 'dress code council' bill
August 1, 2011 - Issue 8 - View Full Issue
   Family docs cautiously optimistic about ACO regs
   ACOs offer opportunities for physician executives
   Physician groups update e-prescribing guidelines
   Watch for hidden requirements of meaningful use
   AMGA: Internal, family medicine top hiring priorities
   Physician quality incentive payments on the rise
   Checklist assesses hospital social media policies
   Annual safety device evaluations catch many practices short on compliance
   MGMA: Physicians taking on-call compensation in growing numbers
July 1, 2011 - Issue 7 - View Full Issue
   The value of physician employment
   Primary care gaining popularity in residency matches
   Signature requirements still confounding physicians despite CMS help
   Medicaid enrollment to outpace primary care providers
   MedPAC calls for pay raise for doctors, hospitals
   For top ACO or team care, check physician egos at the door
   Office-based physicians support 4 million jobs, says AMA
June 1, 2011 - Issue 6 - View Full Issue
   Patient check-in technologies cut cost, wait times
   Prepare now for ICD-10, much work to be done before deadline
   Primary care with a twist: Docs go uninsured
   Models for hospital medicine
   Orientation process helps hospitalists get off on the right foot
   Medical imaging war pits doctor vs. doctor
   Climb the management ladder with leadership tips from the field
   Physician leaders: Mixed messages on reform, open to ACOs
May 1, 2011 - Issue 5 - View Full Issue
   Combating age barriers in medicine
   CMS updates Physician Compare online tool
   Will patients choose you for their medical home?
   Physician practice too small for a PCMH? Think again
   Capitation catching on with some providers, but decisioncan be difficult
   How physicians are embracing preventive care
   Eight principles of the patient-centered medical home
   One group's experience with capitation: Better revenue and security
   AMA: Patients lack education on physician credentials?
April 1, 2011 - Issue 4 - View Full Issue
March 1, 2011 - Issue 3 - View Full Issue
   Pilgrimage to a patient-centered medical home
   Sometimes you just have to end it: How to terminate a contract that’s not working
   How lifestyle management coaches can improve physician practices’ bottom line
   Mitigate revenue impact brought by denied claims
February 1, 2011 - Issue 2 - View Full Issue
   Helping patients find the right physician
   Manage your managed care portfolio for best results
   Tread carefully to avoid antitrust issues with IPAs
   Surgeons: Take a vacation
   The physician's place in the ACO
January 1, 2011 - Issue 1 - View Full Issue
   Educating physicians on OSHA bloodborne pathogens
   Getting real with OSHA violation data
   Hospitals responsible when independent physicians behave badly
   How to appeal denied claims: Have an organized strategy