He is in practice in Tacoma, Washington. This post originally appeared on his blog, World's Best Site.
My role was to give the perspective of a “successful” direct primary care (DPC) practice. ... It is also the reason I chose the alternative type of “membership” practice: DPC.
QD: News Every Day--Although heavily recruited, 1 in 4 med students want another career by graduation
Only 4% of doctors surveyed said they would prefer to practice in communities of 25, 000 people or less. ... Also:. --Only 1% preferred solo practice, while 32% would prefer to be employed by a hospital, up from 22% in 2008.
Internists are piecing together technology to improve their practice management, but too many pieces are more of a puzzle than a picture. ... Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, the College's 2012-2013 president-elect, said it's less important which device physicians
QD: News Every Day--One-third of internists won't practice medicine in 10 years. ... Note that the poll didn't ask if doctors would be in private practice, or employed in some other business model.
Still, we know why the note was documented this way. And this is exactly the type of fraudulent billing practice that got the Consultation codes removed by Medicare.
However, not all activities require an EHR. Some improvement activities could be performed using registries, a practice management system, or a common desktop application such as Microsoft Excel. ... Margo Williams, MHA, CMPE, is Senior Associate,
The last one cost me 200 man-hours. But the vendor tells me it is unrealistic to expect to get it right the first time; every practice they work with spends ... I have used one for our three-man practice for 10 years, and because it does not qualify for
What office systems are affected, such as practice management, electronic health records (EHRs), quality reporting, e-prescribing, and so on? ... Talk to your practice management software and EHR vendors, billing companies, labs, payers, hospital and
A referral meant a financial hit to the practice. But the HMO model was rejected by patients, who didn't like their choice restricted and accused doctors of holding back care. ... Most of my colleagues don't either. And with more doctors exiting private