ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The authors point out potential weaknesses in accounting controls in physicians' offices, highlight the risk of embezzlement, and provide a checklist readers can use to evaluate their risk of financial fraud.
The article leads physicians through a systematic review of their practice's overhead expenses in order to help them practice more cost-effectively.
The article describes strategies family physicians should employ to avoid Internet security breaches.
If a shirt and tie are too formal and jeans and a T-shirt are too casual, what's a doctor to do?
The author describes steps every medical practice should take to reduce the risk of financial fraud. Steps include checking employee references before hiring, requiring managers to monitor individual expenses, implementing specific vacation policies.
This article describes what physicians should do when they plan to leave their current practice, including how to notify patients and colleagues, and what difficulties they can expect to encounter.
This article describes how one physician improved his practice's new-physician orientation and integration process to increase physician loyalty and decrease turnover.