Frustrated with insurance-based care, increasing numbers of physicians are turning to direct primary care to provide patients across the socioeconomic spectrum simpler, more personalized treatment.
To no one’s surprise, a scan of physician recruitment websites reveals that determining a potential hire’s likelihood to be a good fit is a common concern. However, that question encompasses not only whether the candidate has the necessary capabilities and shares the hiring organization’s values, but also whether he or she will blend comfortably into the surrounding community and stay long term.
As if providing excellent care, navigating government regulations and juggling staff schedules were not enough, physician practices also face the serious threat of internal fraud.
Nearly two in five medical residents report having little grasp of the basic tenets of business, according to a study by Merritt Hawkins, a Dallas-based physician search and consulting firm. Over half of those surveyed say they received no business training in medical school.
The EHR adoption rate among physicians in the United States is high — greater than 80 percent, according to federal government data — but with federal meaningful use (MU) incentives drying up, what will it take to get the holdouts on board?
According to legend, Michelangelo declared that he sculpted the statue of David by removing everything that was not David.
Research linking a poor diet to a variety of health conditions is overwhelming, spurring some hospitals to revamp their menus and eliminate fast food. As it turns out, those changes don’t have to break the bank.
Job recruitment scams are common, and even if savvy physicians and other healthcare workers pull back the moment a phony recruiter requests bank account information, they can’t recoup time lost pursuing non-existent positions.
A bit of planning can help physicians accrue significantly greater Social Security benefits in retirement. Joel Greenwald, MD, CFP, a physician who became a financial planner, says hundreds of thousands of dollars are potentially at stake.
Reinvention is the name of the game in medicine today, as expanded regulations force physicians to remain nimble in the face of constant change.