When you've been with a medical practice for a while, it can be hard to imagine leaving. After all, you've built up a good rapport with your patients. You know the ins and outs of the office, too.
Medical care is necessary to prevent diseases and improve quality of life. With many doctors offering a wide range of treatments, additional staffing is required to ensure smooth and timely interactions and services for every patient. In many cases, the role of a Medical Assistant extends beyond checking vitals and updating medical histories.
It is a well documented fact that Physician Burnout is continually creeping up as a silent antagonist in the healthcare industry.
Operating a private practice can put a lot of strain on the practicing physician, as the time with patients must be balanced with administrative tasks and staff management concerns. Physician practice management companies (PPMCs) provide non-clinical business administrative services to private practices.
The Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as Stark Law, bans physicians from referring patients to “designated health services” payable by health coverage programs such as Medicare or Medicaid with which the physician or an immediate family member has a financial relationship (unless a rare exception applies).
Running a medical practice takes hard work, dedication, and unfortunately - involves a lot of expenses. Like with any other business, it is important to be aware of all the costs you’ll be incurring for your clinic so you can plan accordingly.
In today’s society, potential patients look to online resources for everything. Studies show that 80% of potential new patients search for health-related topics online before they reach out to any professional. This is why online marketing is key to growing your medical practice.
In previous blog posts, we’ve spent some time talking about the steps that go into starting your own medical practice.
Operating a medical practice means working in cooperation with other healthcare professionals. However, concerns about referrals between facilities for the wrong reasons have led to regulations and legal consequences.