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Practice Management

April 6, 2022
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Your Best Investment Is Growing Your Own Business

Many urgent care operators took full advantage of opportunities to serve their communities during the pandemic, accumulating cash in the process. While many question what comes next, there’s no better time to grow your own urgent care business.

 

March 28, 2022
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Keys to Maximizing Your Share of the Local Radiology Market

The pandemic was a significant challenge for many radiology practice groups. However, it also provided an opportunity for them to take an honest assessment of their operations and find ways to improve, innovate and maximize efficiencies to remain competitive and thrive in a post-pandemic climate. Radiology practice groups are seeing increased imaging demand as patients are catching up on missed care over the last two years. There are a few core questions practice leaders must ask themselves.

March 2, 2022
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Once You’re in Court, Your Documentation May Be All That Can Save You

“It’s lonely being the defendant in a medical malpractice case.” Truer words were never spoken. At some point in our careers, the majority of us will be named in a medical negligence case. The unfortunate reality is that medicolegal issues will arise as a part of our professional lives along with a multitude of negative emotions (which inevitably spill over into our personal lives) when we stand accused.

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March 2, 2022
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Four ways healthcare organizations can improve financial performance

Strong financial performance is essential for the success of healthcare organizations. To continue providing the best patient care while also improving financial performance, consider these four tactics.

March 2, 2022
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Billing code updates intended to reduce EHR time lead to ‘no meaningful changes’

Despite the intent of the AMA and CMS, updates to frequently used billing codes led to “no meaningful changes” in note length or time spent on electronic health records, researchers wrote. Healio has repeatedly covered studies and interviewed physicians about the burden of EHRs, which are a major source of burnout.

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February 11, 2022
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No Surprises Act: Expert insights to help doctors follow the law | American Medical Association

Implementation of the No Surprises Act, intended to protect patients from unexpected out-of-network medical expenses, will take a while. But there are things that doctors must know and do now to comply and be prepared as regulations are developed and put in place. 

January 31, 2022
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K-wire fixation did not improve wrist function in distal radius fractures vs molded cast

Published results showed patients with dorsally displaced distal radius fractures who underwent surgical fixation with K-wires did not experience better wrist function at 12-months compared with patients who received a molded cast.

January 31, 2022
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What’s the Best Policy for Unlocking an Urgent Care’s Doors when a Provider isn’t Present?

Whether an urgent care must have a provider on-site during all operating hours comes down to the operator’s risk tolerance. As a matter of patient safety, many urgent care centers have adopted a policy that if no provider is on-site, they must lock the doors and refuse entry of any patients. As a result, patients wait outside before the center opens—even if it opens later than scheduled—and the center closes any time the provider is unavailable.

January 5, 2022
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Efforts to Curb Surprise Medical Billing Go into Effect

A woman injures her ankle while jogging and goes to the local emergency department for treatment. Despite her injury, she makes sure to go to a hospital in her health plan’s network. Some weeks later, she receives a significant — and unexpected — bill from an emergency department physician. While the hospital was in her health plan’s network, it turns out the treating physician was not.

January 5, 2022
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A Legal Quandary: Poor Care…or Malpractice?

Failure to consider subtleties and the context in which a patient presents can lead to insufficient differential diagnoses and, therefore, mis- or missed diagnoses that leave the patient at risk for poor outcomes and the provider at risk for litigation.

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