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Integrating EMRs Into a Communication Centric Practice

by Jeff Mongelli Whether or not you choose to pursue the ARRA Stimulus dollars for your practice, the new technology it introduces will have a significant impact on the practice of medicine. Broadly speaking, one of the thrusts of ARRA is increased communications. More specifically, systems are bei ...

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The Three 'Rs' Affecting Your Practice: Reform, Regulation, Reimbursement

by Andrea B. Epstein External forces which affect your vein practice are numerous and multifaceted. Everythingfrom the slow economic recovery, where individuals may opt to defer vein procedures due to lack of employment, to new technology which brings more effecti ve and safer treatments toyour pat ...

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The Benefits of Offering Payment Options Through Third-Party Financing

by Rob Morris Patients today are facing higher out-of-pocket costs from co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles that may cause them to put off treatment or delay payment to your practice. Billing patients in-house is one way to help them manage rising healthcare costs and get the procedures they need ...

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Federal Trade Commission Announces New Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising

by Jeffrey Segal, M.D. J.D. and Michael J. Sacopulos J.D. The Federal Trade Commission on October 5, 2009 released “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This is the first update the FTC has made on this topic in approximately thirty years. Much of the new

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Eyes Wide Open—Adding Laser Lipolysis and Liposuction to your Vein Practice

by Andrea B. Epstein Perspectives from Dr. E.J. Sanchez of Laser & Vein Center at Batey According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. are not just for the Hollywood crowd; more than 12.1 million of these procedures were

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Practice Building Strategies to Kick Start the Decade

Coast to coast, there is a significant variation in the approach of physicians who provide phlebology services. Some practices are cash only. Others may focus almost exclusively on Medicare patients. Many have a robust aesthetic program while a few offer no aesthetic services at all. All of the succ ...

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Editor's Note | The Season for Growth, Development and Rejuvenation

This is the time of year to think about growth and rejuvenation. Your patients may be considering cosmetic treatments to get them ready for the imminent summer sun (and beach, for those of you in coastal terrain), either to rid themselves of varicose veins or other treatments to enhance their appear ...

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Groupon & Other Daily Deal Sites: Old Regulations and New Problems

Some physicians and dentists have jumped in – offering Groupon discounts to subscribers for services. Their goal is the same as the restaurants--attracting flies with honey.

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EMR Stimulus Money Made Simple

It is easy to get muddled about the EMR Incentive program. It has many complexities, double-speak, nuances, undefined terms, and a welter of confusion and jargon. Read on.

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Advice for Practical Practitioners Who Want to Make the Most of Their Marketing Dollars and Sense (Pt.1)

Some marketers claim to have the winning formula for your success, but offer no room to strategize as needed. Here's how to take matters into your own hands.

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