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Demystifying Malpractice Insurance with Jennifer Wiggins, Aegis Malpractice

podcast Apr 28, 2022
 

 

 If you are an employed physician, chances are your employer purchases  malpractice insurance for you. Your first introduction to the complexities of malpractice insurance may come when you leave that employer and have to buy a "tail." And, if when you start your own practice you'll need to understand how to get the...

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In Network vs. Out-Of-Network with Guest: John Lin MD

podcast Apr 22, 2022
 

 

Today I had a great chat with Dr. John Lin about how to think about choosing to be In-Network vs. Out-of-Network. We all know that dealing with health insurance companies can be very frustrating. But reimbursement rates are only a part of what makes dealing with these companies a headache.

Trying to decide whether it makes sense...

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How Medicare's Local Carrier Determinations Affect You

podcast Apr 22, 2022
 

 

You’re a Medicare provider. And you know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) runs Medicare. But did you know that CMS is just the umbrella organization? The actual administration is done by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC.)  

What is a MAC? 
A MAC is a private health care insurer...

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Supplying Your Practice: Should You Join A GPO?

podcast Apr 22, 2022
 

 

There are two over-arching reasons for you to stay on time: patient satisfaction and to de-stress you.  I'll be the first to admit that staying on time can be a challenge. Here are some strategies that can help keep you on schedule. 

  • Get to clinic before your first scheduled patient. Preferably you get to clinic...
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Tips for Staying on Schedule

podcast Mar 05, 2022
 

There are two over-arching reasons for you to stay on time: patient satisfaction and to de-stress you.  I'll be the first to admit that staying on time can be a challenge. Here are some strategies that can help keep you on schedule. 

  • Get to clinic before your first scheduled patient. Preferably you get to clinic early. If...
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Strategies for Reducing After Hour Phone Calls

podcast Feb 24, 2022
 

Recently, one of the members of The Private Medical Practice Academy told me that one of their biggest concerns about private practice is the number of after-hour patient phone calls. In order to reduce the volume of after-hour phone calls, you need to have a policy that implements these strategies.

There will always be after-hour...

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HIPAA Compliant Email

podcast Feb 24, 2022
 

We send and receive emails every day so it would seem natural to send emails to your patients. But what if the emails contain protected health information? How do you make email HIPAA compliant?

How you will use an email with protected health information

The first questions to ask are, “Is my email network is behind a...

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Using The Digital Space For Your Practice-An Interview with SoMeDocs Founder, Dr. Dana Corriel

podcast Feb 24, 2022
 

Trying to figure out how the digital world fits into your private practice can seem very overwhelming. Today, I had a great conversation with Dr. Dana Corriel, a board-certified internist, entrepreneur, digital strategist, and the founder of doctorsonsocialmedia.com to get her insights. 

Here are some of the key points...

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Getting Ready For Opening Day

podcast Feb 24, 2022

I’m sure that you’ve heard the expression:  build it and they will come.  You started your private practice because you want to see patients. But how do you build your patient volume?

In this episode, you'll learn 6 steps to accelerate your ramp-up. 

  • Define your message
    • Differentiate yourself from the competition
  • ...
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How to Avoid a HIPAA Danger Zone: The Notice of Privacy Practices form

podcast Feb 24, 2022
 

The Notice of Privacy Practices is a  form that many patients toss in the garbage but that actually gets you into a lot of trouble and costs an enormous amount of money.  HIPAA guarantees a variety of patient rights--including a patient’s right to know how you’re going to use their Protected Health Information...

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