Beware the latest trend that many payers are adopting, a kind of virtual credit card that actually incurs a fee to the practice of between 1% and 5%.
1 Jul 2015
Your office photocopier stores permanently every image it's ever scanned, copied or faxed. Those images stay with the machine after it's re-sold, and the images can be easily hacked. Learn how to maintain security over medical records, taxes, bank statements##mdash;or any other document that's ever been copied.
1 Oct 2010
Congressional mandates to tip internists to use e-prescribing could backfire, say experts who have triedâ€”and sometimes failedâ€”to incorporate the technology into their offices.
1 Sep 2008
Effective July 1, 2015, physicians who prescribe drugs to Part D enrollees must either be enrolled in Medicare or have a valid opt-out affidavit on file in order for the prescriptions to be paid for.
1 Jun 2015
Fifth in a six-part series on small practice issues.
1 May 2008
Inspired by some famous names, an internist pitches his expertise to local TV news stations.
1 Jan 2009
Shared office visits provide groups of patients with more time with their doctors, not less, and come under the rubric of smart care. Learn how leading institutions have adopted them.
1 Oct 2009
February's issue of ACP Internist looks at clinical and practice management issues.
7 Feb 2012
Many physicians are leaving private practice and turning to large health systems to give them breathing room to care for their patients and restore work-life balance. But before making the leap, physicians should ensure that the move is the best one.
1 May 2013
Although the transition to ICD-10 is 15 months away, physicians planning for the conversion should have already passed important milestones. Here's how to ensure a smooth conversion.
1 Sep 2012