Large Group Physician Practice

SEP 22, 2017
Five Best Practices to Meet MACRA Requirements by the End of the Year
Kim Hathaway, MSN, CPHRM, Healthcare Quality and Risk Consultant, The Doctors Company
As the end of the third quarter of 2017 approaches, practices that have not yet developed their Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) plan face great urgency to complete their plan—and those who have started may be feeling overwhelmed. Regardless of the reporting stage, these steps can help guide practices to succeed.

AUG 15, 2017
Objective Review of Potential Risks in a Medical Practice Can Be Beneficial
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner, Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner of Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners discusses his experience with an assessment service offered by The Doctors Company which provided his practice with a comprehensive checkup of key areas and customized action plan.

JUN 14, 2017
Take Note: How Medical Scribes Are Trained—And Used—Varies Widely
Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Simulation, Oregon Health and Science University
Though it is the fastest growing medical field, there is little regulation or standardization for training scribes. In this article, Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, of Oregon Health and Science University discusses the risks of using scribes based on a national survey of The Doctors Company's members.

JUN 12, 2017
Cyberattacks Threaten Patient Safety
When it comes to cybersecurity, more than money and IT security are at risk—patient safety is also compromised by a cyberattack.

JUN 01, 2017
Patient Safety Information for Closing a Practice
Follow these guidelines for emergent or nonemergent practice closures.

MAY 22, 2017
MACRA Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: How to Get Started Now
Physicians and practice managers may feel as if they’re being left at the starting line, there is still time to get in the MACRA race. This article has tips no matter where you are in the process.

NOV 08, 2016
Meeting the Challenges of the Nonadherent Orthopedic Surgical Patient
Cynthia Morrison, RN, CPHRM, and Amy Wasdin, RN, CPHRM
Orthopedic surgeons can reduce potential liability by following these tips for managing nonadherent patient behavior.

OCT 25, 2016
Optimize the EHR: Better Workflow Means Better Work-Life Balance
There are tools that can streamline patient care and payment workflows in the electronic health record (EHR). By dedicating time and effort up front to optimize the EHR, physicians can get relief from administrative tasks, reduce duplicate entry of data, and save time by not having to search for records in multiple places.

DEC 15, 2015
Challenges in Cultural Diversity: Protect Your Patients and Yourself
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
Physicians are increasingly faced with providing care to a multicultural society complicated by literacy issues.

DEC 08, 2015
New Early Warning Criteria Could Reduce Maternal Mortality
Susan Mann, MD
Guest author Dr. Susan Mann reports on a new initiative to address the significant increase in maternal deaths.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

SEP 22, 2015
Are Your Prescribing Practices Secure?
Prescription theft and abuse is a real and growing problem, making it imperative for physicians to protect themselves and their practices.

APR 20, 2015
Mid-level Practitioner Liability—Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan
This booklet can help practitioners avoid liability risks when hiring or working with mid-level practitioners.

FEB 25, 2015
Documenting Staff Competency
Nurses, medical assistants, and other clinical staff must be properly trained and certified. Physicians, or qualified supervisors, should observe staff members as they conduct specific procedures and document their performance.

AUG 01, 2014
Medical Records Disposition When Closing a Practice
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
The physician or physician group practice is responsible for making appropriate arrangements for the disposition of medical records when a practice closes.

DEC 20, 2013
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Office Practices
This interactive guide is designed to help you uncover areas of potential malpractice exposure in your practice.

JUL 22, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Credentialing and Privileging: Non-Physician Practitioners
Credentialing and privileging of non-physician practitioners can create areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

JUL 22, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Credentialing and Privileging: Medical Staff
Credentialing and privileging of medical staff can create areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

OCT 01, 2012
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Electronic Medical Records
This interactive guide focuses on risks seen in office practices that use an electronic medical record (EMR).

SEP 01, 2011
Medication Safety
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
Medication safety is a critical component of safe patient care, whether it is general medication knowledge or a provider's awareness of all medications that a patient is taking.

JUL 01, 2011
The Role of the Medical Assistant in Your Office Practice
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
A medical assistant (MA) can be a valuable addition to an office practice, but MAs should not perform tasks outside their scope of practice.

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