Best Practices

Distinct from our daily news coverage, Best Practices articles on PhysBizTech provide actionable advice on the business of running your practice. This page serves as your go-to source for all of our Best Practices content, chronologically arranged with the most recent articles at the top. You can sign up for our weekly Best Practices e-newsletter by clicking here.

April 23, 2013 | Salvador Lopez - Content Writer, CareCloud
What to do after a security breach
Implementing practices to avoid a medical data breach greatly reduces the risk of encountering one. In the event that you do, however, you need to be prepared to take action that lessens the repercussions from patients, the public and, of course, HIPAA.
April 22, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
CMS and ONC to host session on billing and coding
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will hold a meeting May 3 to discuss the effect of EHRs on care quality and provider efficiency, as well as coding challenges facing clinicians and hospitals. The event is free and open to...
April 19, 2013 | Arlen Meyers - CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
entrepreneurial stress physbiztech
Congratulations, Doctor. You have finally taken the bull by the horns and started your own business. Entrepreneurship is a tough business and, according to recent data, the success rate of startup companies is about 25 percent. Given those odds, what can you do to deal with the stress of...
April 18, 2013 | Diana Manos
A balanced approach to data security psybiztech
Organizations need to weigh compliance and security concerns when assessing regulatory mandates such as HIPAA. Larry Hurtado, CEO of Digital Defense, a risk assessment firm in San Antonio, Texas, offers several tips on how to improve your security culture.
April 12, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Physicians advised not to 'friend' patients
The American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards want doctors to "pause before posting" when it comes to their social media activities. A new policy paper from the two organizations advises physicians on how to protect patient interests - and themselves -...
April 11, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Campaign seeks to disrupt desk distress for ailing workers, patients
The sedentary nature of office work has osteopathic physicians worried, especially given recent research which pegs two out of three desk-bound Americans with frequent physical pain due to their positioning.
April 11, 2013 | Kevin Fuller - New Media Producer at MedTech Media
5 banes of medical billing can be avoided
Michele Hilton, general manager of medical billing services, ADP AdvancedMD, says she's experienced all the tribulations associated with medical billing. Here, she offers advice on how to preemptively strike against the headaches of medical billing.
April 10, 2013 | Joel Sauer - Vice President of Consulting, MedAxiom
Many practices are facing a succession crisis and either don't realize it, haven't acknowledged it or, perhaps worse, aren't willing to fix it. Is there a new group of doctors willing and able to take the reins when the time comes at your practice? If the answer is no, it's time...
April 09, 2013 | Molly Merrill - Contributing writer
Mike Jordan, MD
When Mike Jordan, MD, started his pediatric practice in 2004, it made no sense to work with paper records. With the help of a consultant, he carefully selected an EMR that has remained a practice constant to this day.
April 08, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
HIPAA questions thinker
Following the process established for the EHR Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servcies (CMS) announced on April 8 that frequently asked questions (FAQs) and corresponding answers regarding HIPAA Administrative Simplification are now available on the CMS website.