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  • Managed Care - Contract Evaluation

    Contract evaluation is a process that every practice should have defined and documented. This can be a simple checklist or as sophisticated as a weighted calculated system. Either way, the process should be documented and utilized by all of the individuals who have contracting authority. Exhibit E is an example if a checklist used to review fee for service contracts. The practice should develop and continue to refine the list as an ongoing ...
  • Managed Care Evolution- The Global Market Perspective

    "Your past success guarantees you nothing, if the rules change in the future, and if you are not careful, your successful past may block your vision to the future." Joel E. Barker, Futurist What is Managed Care? Welcome to the world of confusion and chaos. Managed Care is a world in which the players changed daily and there are no rules. The only constant is change. The term Managed Care theoretically represents the appropriate ...
  • Managed Care Process

    Managed Care Process - How does it work in the Practice? What do you need to look for in a practice as it relates to managed care support? You need to identify the resources that are dedicated to the total managed care process. Does the practice have a department that supports the majority of the managed care functions? Exhibit C describes a comprehensive managed care process within a practice. Not all of the functions have to be organized in ...
  • First Impressions Last Forever

    First impressions last forever. As cliché as this may sound, its truth is undeniable. You only have one chance to make a first impression. Judgments will be made about you in the first four to eight seconds of interacting with someone. As a young physician, resident or fellow, it is crucial to understand that your ability to make a good first impression is just as important as your ability to make a good diagnosis. Patients, colleagues, and ...
  • Medical Practice Revenue Analysis

    The biggest career decision you will make following your medical training may be joining a practice. A medical practice is a small business and you will be entering into the business of medicine. Very likely, you will have business partners in this enterprise. As with any investigation into a business's financial health and stability, you must perform a rigorous analysis of the practice's finances and business metrics. There are two key ...
  • Productivity-Based Physician Compensation

    A recent study by the American Medical Group Association found that over two-thirds of U.S. medical groups use productivity-based systems to determine at lease half of physician compensation. Many practices, especially single-specialty groups, are finding that productivity-based compensation models can be more fair and equitable than other models, such as capitation or fixed-salary models. Healthcare industry consultants also point out that, for ...
  • How networking can help young physicians land your first position

    Casting a Wide Net How networking can help young physicians land your first position by Wesley Millican Every young physician knows it’s important to keep up with the latest research. But if you’re looking for your first job after a residency or fellowship, extra journal reading may not be your smartest move. Most of the best jobs never make it into the journal classifieds—or into the active files of headhunters. They’re ...
  • Networking for the Right Job

    Networking is by far the most effective way to find a practice opportunity that is a good fit with both your skills and personality. About two-thirds of all positions are filled through networking, because it only stands to reason that employers would prefer to hire someone referred by colleagues they know and trust. Networking not only expands your chances for finding the type of position you are seeking and may reveal unpublicized openings, it ...
  • Employment Agreements

    Some employers may provide a verbal offer and an employment contract for your review. In almost all cases, the employment agreement is a binding contract. You should seek legal counsel regarding the employment contract. In addition to the guidance provided by your legal counsel, consider the areas that follow. Term – How long of a period is the contract for? How many days notice are required for termination of the contract? Salary and ...
  • Employment Agreement negotiations from the Practice Perspective

    Employment Agreement negotiations from the Practice Perspective In any game, there is always a great advantage to getting inside the head of your opponent. Although employment agreement negotiations should never be approached from an adversarial standpoint, we think you will benefit greatly from an appreciation for what motivates an employer during the recruitment and job offer negotiation process. Whether you are considering joining a large ...
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