Physician practices handle a wide variety of business and administrative issues on a daily basis, often with the help of experienced practice managers who bring knowledge and expertise to the job. However, there are time when I recommend that a practice and its manager recognize when there may be issues on which they have limited knowledge and where legal advice may be appropriate. Often my clients call me too late after trying to handle something on their own.
We’re picking up where we left off with Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, president of the Medical Group Management Association, in this edition of the Physicians Practice Pearls Podcast. Fischer-Wright recently wrote a book, “Back to Balance” which opined that healthcare needs the three elements of medicine — art, science, and business — to ork most effectively.
One in four kids will encounter identity theft or fraud before turning 18. Here’s a look at some potential warning signs along with helpful strategies.
If you own or manage multifamily properties, explore some of the latest multifamily apartment trends in 2017. While some might seem over-the-top, it might be time to put yourself in your renters’ shoes, and put your properties more in line with their expectations.
Up 100 to 200 houses will be boarded up every week. Mayor Mike Duggan announced a brand new initiative this Thursday, called “Board Up Brigades.” This new plan calls for boarding up 11,000 blighted homes over the next two years.
Welcome to this week’s installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in various Detroit neighborhoods. This week we’re looking at rentals within $100 of today’s price: $2,000.
Before leaving for August recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2018 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that includes a substantial increase for rental assistance for low-income households. Yet the increase may not be enough to keep pace with rising rents in the largest rental assistance program — Housing Choice Vouchers — and tens of thousands fewer families could have stable homes as a result.
As part of its “Don’t Take the Bait” campaign, the IRS has issued a news release warning tax professionals of ransomware attacks.
In four short months, we will be switching from the EHR system we’ve enjoyed since 2006 to a new system now required by our independent physicians’ association (IPA). We have mixed feelings about the change. If it was entirely left to us, we wouldn’t switch. That said, there are certain potential functions we are looking forward to using. The key here is the word potential. Perhaps it’s the cynical times we’re living in, but throughout the long process of selecting, preparing and training for the new epic (“epic” the adjective, not the noun, due to liability) system, it has felt like we’re being pitched by a stereotypical luxury car dealer from both the technology vendor and our IPA.
Social media is an enormous part of our lives — Facebook has more than 1.8 billion active users per month, and Twitter has upwards of 300 million active users in the same amount of time. In spite of this massive social media immersion, these platforms haven’t seen much penetration within the medical industry. How can doctors use social media to better interact with their patients while improving the care they provide?