INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT uses a unique, two-tiered approach in each unit to help students become successful managers in any medical office setting. The first chapter in each unit introduces students to the basics of medical practice management and the roles of each staff member within the healthcare facility, The second chapter of each unit covers the skills and responsibilities of the manager in relation to the topics being covered. From personnel management to compliance with regulatory agencies, students must first understand the fundamentals of managing the medical office in order to develop the expertise they need to successfully teach staff, train new personnel, and audit procedures that occur in daily practices. Numerous examples of letters, procedural policies, and forms are included for hands-on learning. Students will also have the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning as they create their own practice with the Think Like a Manager feature at the end of each unit and the accompanying templates provided in the back of the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This title includes a Foreword by John W Bachman, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. Mastering the art of medical practice management requires knowledge that most physicians don't learn in medical school, residency, and fellowship training. Successful practice management in the 21st century requires physicians to understand how to organize and manage a practice, manage their finances, recruit, work with, and manage people within and outside of the practice, improve healthcare delivery and clinical outcomes, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. "Medical Practice Management in the 21st Century: The Handbook" addresses multiple aspects of medical practice management. It offers both background information and practical tools. The workbook format, supported by web-based tools, allows busy physicians to gain a basic understanding of many topics, determine strategies for their practices, and seek additional information when they want it. This guide will be ideal for both physicians who need business guidance as they begin their careers and physicians who are already in practice and want to enhance their business skills. Many physicians can't afford or choose not to hire a professional practice administrator or manager; this book will help them assume managerial responsibilities with the same level of confidence that they bring to clinical care. Physicians in academic medical centers who manage departments, programs, or research studies will also benefit. "This book is essential for any clinician planning to open a new practice or attempting to improve the quality and efficiency of an existing practice. Read and learn." - John Bachman MD, in the Foreword. "Written for the busy practitioner - clear, concise, and practical without any wasted space. I wish I had had this resource when I was starting practice. It's the bible for practice management, just as the "Washington Manual" was in earlier years." - Robert S Galvin, MD, Director of Global Healthcare for General Electric. "Important. Crosses many boundaries, covering a wide variety of topics. Guides physicians in developing the infrastructure that they need to succeed." - John Fallon, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. "There is no better book or resource to use to develop the necessary proficiency to run a first-class, stellar practice than this. All who read this book will be able to ensure that every patient has a positive experience with your practice and will not only enjoy the experience but will tell other physicians, their family and their friends about you and your practice and thus make your practice thrive and prosper." - Dr Neil Baum, Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana. "I love the chapter on financial management. It is very complete and gives a non-business major a good grasp of complicated information." - Allen R. Wenner, MD, family medicine practitioner, West Columbia Family Medicine, South Carolina. "I like the format of the exhibits. In the chapter on financial management, the side-by-side problem/solution approach is easily understandable and lends itself to a solution oriented approach. I can spot my own practice's issues and immediately understand what to do without searching through a lot of text." - Tom Sena, MD, President of Raleigh Children and Adolescents Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina. "Full of good material which I am actively planning to use. Extremely helpful!" - Dr Damian McHugh, President, Raleigh Emergency Medicine Associates, Raleigh, NC.
In concierge medicine, physicians develop amenities-rich membership programs and collect a monthly or annual membership fee to pay for the amenities in addition to the medical services rendered. Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design examines the many considerations physicians must make prior to transitioning their practices into concierge services. Maria K. Todd, a recognized expert in concierge medicine, branding, consulting, healthcare, marketing, medical tourism, planning, and physician practice administration, explains how to set up a concierge practice. She describes how this new business model affects workflow and outlines financial considerations—including managed care payer relations, the hybrid practice, and predictive modeling—to uncover the hidden factors that affect bottom-line performance. The book supplies readers with models for creating a business plan and a strategy for transforming a practice into a concierge practice. It concludes by covering the legal aspects of creating a concierge practice. It includes patient acquisition and retention strategies as well as detailed plans for adding additional doctors and physician extenders, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The book provides sample employment contracts and advice on how to select and work with consultants. It includes chapters on business process re-engineering, workflow management, financial considerations, competitive analysis, developing a business plan, and how to market the new practice.
General Practice is undergoing the most major series of changes since the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948. They concern both concepts of care and practical details of the way care is delivered. In spite of the hostility generated by the changes most of the broad general concepts have been accepted. The principle of patients having more choice is widely sup ported, the inclusion of preventive medicine and antici patory care in the responsibilities of practice has few opponents, the introduction of audit as a way of im proving performance has been generally welcomed. Even the idea of putting GPs in better financial management of patients and drug budgets has had supporters in prin ciple. The antipathy has generally related to the method of introduction of these changes. One important con cern has been the time requirements of the New Con tract and the feeling that these will erode the real nature of our work: the close personal relationship with pa tients. If we improve the quality of our management this is less likely to happen. We shall be able to work within the New Contract and retain the quality of service we pro vide. If we improve the understanding of our staff of what we are trying to achieve we are more likely to reach the targets that we set whilst keeping people happy. vii This book sets out to explain the New Contract.
This indispensable policy-development tool will help you streamline practice operations with detailed information and advice about board issues, including strategic planning, officers and committees, physician issues, including bioethics, compensation, disability, licensing and physician recruitment, and business issues, including bad debt, business ethics, employee discounts, harrassment, political contributions and unfunded patients. Includes sample policies and a disk of generic policies to customize for your practice.
This book is a guide to strategic training for physicians in an era of managed care. The first half of the book provides a step-by-step process to help physicians take their practices into the new world of integrated delivery systems. The second half of the book covers a variety of key topics such as credentialing, reimbursement systems, and utilization management.
This easy-to-use guide moves from self-assessment to information to decision making. The decision-making process begins with an explanation of what a college major is and what should be considered when making a decision. The next chapters offer three quick exercises to help readers clarify dimensions that are relevant to the choice of a major: their personality type, their strongest skills, and their favorite high school courses. Using the results of these exercises, readers construct a "hot list" of the college majors that seem to suit them the most, plus any others that look interesting. Then they explore their possible choices by reading fact-packed descriptions of 61 popular college majors and the 164 occupations and 95 job specializations linked to these majors. Finally, readers fill out a decision-making checklist, comparing the results of their self-assessment exercises with the facts they have learned about various majors. They weigh the pros and cons to reach a tentative conclusion and receive hints about how to do additional exploration to confirm their decision. With Quick Guide to Choosing Your College Major, the reader will be able to determine their future path fast!
Written by a leading expert on career information, this book is the ultimate guide to choosing your college major! It’s the ideal resource if you need to decide on a college major but don’t have a lot of time. Following its proven strategy, you will combine insights about yourself with up-todate facts and reach a decision. The first part will guide you through assessing your personality type, your skills, and your favorite and best high school courses and help you find potential majors that fit your profile. In the second part, college majors are described with a definition, related high school courses, specializations, a list of common course requirements, a typical career path, and a list of related occupations. All related occupations are described with a definition, annual earnings averages, employment outlook, personality type, top skills, typical entry requirements, and related college majors. Finally, the last part will help you weigh the pluses and minuses of the majors on your list, making a tentative choice, and ultimately testing and confirming that choice.
Grasp fundamental knowledge on health care information management with this book - part of the Medical Practice Management Body of Knowledge Review Series. This booklet covers the basic skills needed in medical practice, specifically focusing on the information technology and systems of the practice, and highlighting key concepts, tasks, terminology, regulations and resources.
Learn the key financial management skills needed to lead a medical practice. After reading this book, you'll understand the concepts, tasks, and terminology to ensure success in medical group practice management. The text covers: Translating medical practice objectives into financial assumptions to aid planning, Compiling, interpreting, and communicating financial information to physicians/shareholders and staff for education and decision making, Developing requests for proposals (RFPs), analyzing and negotiating/renegotiating contract terms favorable to the practice, Calculating business ratios and benchmarks, Analyzing the relationship of fees to coding/diagnosis for appropriate reimbursement.