Practice Management

Touring Vein Practices at Home and Abroad

by Monika Lecomte Gloviczki, MD, PhD; Imre Bihari, MD, PhD; John A. Chuback, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVTY, RPhS; Claudine Hamel-Desnos, MD; Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau, MD; and Jacqueline Sasek, B.S., RVT, RPhS. This article helps...Continue Reading

Six Ways to Build Stronger Patient Relationships and Boost Retention

Building strong relationships with your patients inevitably results in greater satisfaction and retention over time. The more satisfied your patients are with your service, the more likely they are to return for appointme...Continue Reading

Rebates and Bundles: We Can Do Better

There has been a strong kinship between the medical device industry and physicians for many years. The two have collaborated on product development and bonded through technical service. These relationships have been predi...Continue Reading

Offering Graduated Compression Hose Inside Applicable Medical Offices

LIKELY, YOU TREAT many patients within your practice who would benefit from consistent wear of graduated compression stockings. Perhaps you already recommend graduated compression stockings to your patients and wonder how...Continue Reading

Introducing a PreMed Medical Assistant (PMA) Program into Your Practice

Create Learning Opportunities and Optimize Staffing WHEN A PHYSICIAN begins the arduous task of opening a private practice, they might come to the table with a preconceived notion of what staffing will be needed for their...Continue Reading

Vein Care Payment in 2021: Federal Government Walks Back Some Cuts, COVID Impacts Practices. What About the Future?

TO SAY THAT 2020 was an unusual year for the U.S. health care system is an understatement. Vein care was certainly swept up in the public health emergency (PHE), and many clinics stopped seeing patients in April and May...Continue Reading

How Physicians Can Gain the Rewards Associated With ASC Ownership

AS A CONSULTANT specializing in helping private practice physicians, a big part of my work is focused on assisting clients with optimizing the site of care for their services. More than 80% of my new project inquiries hav...Continue Reading

How WebMD Connects Vein Specialists With New Patients

WebMD, a leading source of health information for consumers, recently launched the WebMD Care directory to help people find top doctors in their area. With the launch, the WebMD health platform now guides people through m...Continue Reading

Achieving Maximum Reimbursement: A Physician’s Guide to Revenue Cycle Management

PHYSICIANS TYPICALLY hire my consulting firm because they are looking for ways to increase their income. They tell me they need to add new ancillary service revenue streams or negotiate with insurers for higher reimbursem...Continue Reading

The Outpatient Revolution: What’s Next for OBLs and ASCs

by Stefani Barbero FOR THE PAST few decades, we’ve witnessed the steady march of services leaving hospitals in favor of outpatient care centers. Everything from diagnostic imaging to dialysis and cancer treatment to...Continue Reading