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The Keys to Managing Your Medical Practice Staff

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In this day and age, managing any business is tough. And a medical practice is no exception. Ultimately, the practice manager is responsible for the success of the entire medical practice staff, requiring the manager to possess resourcefulness and grit. How can a practice manager contribute to overall success in areas such as… Staff productivity…

5 Ways Medical Management Has Changed over the Years

Meeting of medical team to help with medical management.

Over the past several decades, medical management has been in a constant state of change. In the late 1990s, healthcare companies dismantled the aggressive type of management that had been driving fair practice in the medical field for the previous 2 decades. This ultimately left the healthcare industry unmanaged and led to skyrocketing healthcare premiums. …

Tips for Preparing for a Certification Exam

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Have you found yourself in the stressful situation of preparing for a certification exam?  While many people can pass any test with a single cram session, others may need to slow down and use a more methodical approach to prepare for an upcoming exam.   If you are in that latter group, rest assured statistics show…

Continuing Education for Healthcare Administrators

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In a world of constant change and evolution, cutting-edge healthcare is centered on continuing education. What can continuing education do for your career, and what types of continuing education for healthcare administrators should you look for?   Continuing your education can bolster your career and/or practice in a variety of ways: It keeps you up to…

Physician Recruitment Sourcing Demands Balanced Approach

Sourcing is the process of identifying interested and qualified physicians and non-physician providers who meet your criteria so you can recruit the total number of providers needed according to your schedule. Typically, organizations have conducted sourcing through such strategies as electronic job boards, data bases, social media, advertising, networking through residency, fellowship programs and medical…

Drafting a Physician Contract? 4 Things to Get Right to Close the Deal

The site visits are completed, the verdict is in, and your practice is ready to make a formal offer to an outstanding physician candidate who you believe will be the perfect addition to your team. While the feelings of both parties might make this hire seem like a sure thing, the deal is far from…

Physician Recruitment Fraught with Pitfalls

Many hospitals, clinics and managed care companies have established in-house physician recruitment and retention programs but are going about it the wrong way, according to Roger G. Bonds, CEO of the American Academy of Medical Management and President of the National Institute of Physician Recruitment and Retention in Atlanta, speaking at a seminar held in…

How Physician Employers Get the Maximum Results from Recruitment Agencies

One of the most common mistakes made when dealing with a physician recruitment agency is the lack of management of that agency on the client’s part. The majority of healthcare organizations assume the agency knows its business – and indeed it should, or the wrong group has been picked. But to let the agency go…

Physician Contracts – Some Are Abusive

Over the past 25 years, I’ve reviewed more than 1,700 physician contracts from over 2,500 hospitals and practices, in dozens of specialties, from all 50 states, DC, several U.S. territories, Canada, Europe and Asia. I also write or re-write contracts for practices and hospitals. Some of these contracts are incredibly bad. That brings up my…

Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes in Developing Your In-House Recruitment Program

In previous issues we have reviewed several of the major mistakes for in-house physician recruitment, and based on the response from readers, these “problems” have affected hundreds of healthcare organizations.  When we teach this type of material at our in-house recruitment training programs, we are often asked by administrators which of the major mistakes is…