Practice Management

EMR Stimulus Money Made Simple

by J. Gordon Wright, MD It is easy to get muddled about the EMR Incentive program. This should be no surprise to anyone since it is a program written by our Federal Government. It has many complexities, double-speak and...Continue Reading

HIPAA Privacy Rule Looking Behind the Curtain at the New EMR Requirements

Recently, we wrote about elements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA ) that impact HIPAA privacy. Along with ARRA , the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITEC H) Act...Continue Reading

What Direction Is Your Vein Practice Headed? Key Benchmarks Worth Paying Attention To

by David Schmiege With a typical day packed with new consults, procedures and patient follow ups, it is no surprise that most physicians have little time to focus on the details of running a successful vein practice. T...Continue Reading

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

by Ricardo Casas Most of you have experienced the tireless push of marketers claiming to have the winning formula for your success. Often strategies include Yellow Page-type listings, print ads, TV, radio, websites, and...Continue Reading

Social Searches Social Media Marries SEO

By now, you have heard all the internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO ) lingo. You know about “keywords” and “meta-tags”; you might even understand “pagerank” or “...Continue Reading

Is Precision Drug Delivery In Your Future?

by Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, MD Despite numerous advances in the invasive management of venous thromboembolism (VTE), oral anticoagulants remain the recommended treatment once discharged for a minimum of three months. Des...Continue Reading

The Path to Payment ICAVL, Credentialing and Reimbursement

ICAVL, Credentialing and Reimbursement Credentialing in ultrasound had its foundation in the concept of the performance of quality (and, therefore, accurate) ultrasound and the desire by those who specialized in ultrasou...Continue Reading

Do What You Do Well, But Know Everything About What You Do

A man wearing round-framed glasses with a goatee sitting in a huge, motorized wheelchair is meandering through an art exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York. The man is artist Chuck Close; the exhibit is of the work of...Continue Reading

Physician Governance Implementing the Managing Physician Concept

by David Schmiege Attention to the business management side of a vein practice with multiple providers is critical in order to thrive. Patients are less willing and less able to pay for the level of health care which the...Continue Reading

Helping Today?s Patient Get Treatment and Care

Today’s larger deductibles and out-of-pocket costs may cause many of your patients to put off recommended treatment. By creating a comprehensive financial policy that includes a third-party patient financing program...Continue Reading