Financial management, general

March/April 2012 Issue
Why I Didn't Get a Paycheck Last Month [The Last Word]

A string of unfortunate circumstances can quickly devastate a healthy practice.

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.

November/December 2011 Issue
Plugging Practice Leaks [From The Editor]

Left unchecked, leaks can sap your practice of time, efficiency, goodwill and cash.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort [Feature]

The author describes how to ensure that you're coding and billing accurately for the services you perform and how to generate more revenue.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Chart Audit: Is Your Practice Billing What It Should? [Feature]

The author presents a simple and practical method for performing effective and efficient chart audits to determine whether the practice is coding services accurately and documenting them completely.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
How We Improved Our Practice and Our Bottom Line With a New EMR System [Feature]

The author, an admitted EHR enthusiast, describes the successful implementation of an EHR system and the capabilities the practice has gained from the system.

May 2008 Issue
'Just-in-Time' Business Education for Family Physicians [Opinion]

Why try to teach residents practice management when they don't care about it?

May 2008 Issue
Preparing for a Medicare Fee Cut [Feature]

The article describes strategies that practices can use to cope with the anticipated Medicare fee schedule cut in July. Even if the cut is eliminated or further postponed, the advice given will help practices to reduce losses and improve cash flow.

Jun 2006 Issue
Getting Off the Collections Treadmill [Feature]

After repeatedly sending the same accounts to collection, this practice created a new policy to resolve the problem of patients who don't pay.

Mar 2006 Issue
Patient Balances: Getting to the Root of the Problem [Feature]

In less than a year, this practice cut its accounts receivable in half by changing its approach to billing.

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