Employee policies

November/December 2011 Issue
Is Your Practice at Risk for Fraud? [Feature]

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.

March/April 2010 Issue
The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 1, Staffing Efficiencies [Feature]

The article leads physicians through a systematic review of their practice's overhead expenses in order to help them practice more cost-effectively.

Apr 2008 Issue
How to Protect Your Data When You're on the Web [Feature]

The article describes strategies family physicians should employ to avoid Internet security breaches.

Jun 2006 Issue
Dressed to Ill [The Last Word]

If a shirt and tie are too formal and jeans and a T-shirt are too casual, what's a doctor to do?

Feb 2006 Issue
Minimizing the Risk of Financial Fraud [Feature]

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.

Oct 2005 Issue
A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician [Feature]

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.

Apr 2001 Issue
Tailoring New Physicians to Fit Your Practice [Feature]

This article describes how one physician improved his practice's new-physician orientation and integration process to increase physician loyalty and decrease turnover.

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