Practice Management | Greater Boston

Practice Management

AFC Urgent Care Franchise Model - Ideal for Physicians Seeking More Control over Their Careers

When Scharukh Jalisi, MD, a veteran head and neck surgeon at Boston Medical Center, took his son to a local emergency room for treatment of a broken arm, he was struck not only by the $6,000 price tag but by the inherent inefficiency of the system that provided his son’s care. He was convinced that there had to be a more efficient and cost-effective way to provide that care, so he started to research why a hospital visit for a simple fracture could cost so much money.

Varying Views on the Expanded Role of Advanced Practice Providers

As the healthcare industry changes and more Americans become insured, the clinical roles of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have grown. While that growth is clearly a response to greater need, opinions about the shifting care paradigm are not universally shared.

Why Rush to Bad Debt?

Are you writing off all encounters and sending them to a collection agency after 90 days? If so, why?

Trends in the Greater Boston Medical Office Market

Healthcare reform, competitive landscape up the ante for providers’ real estate strategies.

Stop Missing Out on Critical Care Billing

Too many doctors miss out on income because they fail to bill appropriately for critical care they provide their patients.

How to Best Evaluate and Incentivize Your Group of Physicians

It is time to adopt a quality-driven incentive model for your group of providers. In the past, the relative value unit (RVU) model was a decent way to determine productivity, which was central to increasing income for a fee-for-service model. We are well on our way to a quality model, but we still have significant weight with the services being provided. You need your doctors to be able to identify what constitutes a high-income model for today — not yesterday’s service model and not tomorrow’s quality model.

Give Your Medical Office Lease a Checkup

With increasing pressures and demands of practicing medicine, it is difficult for physicians and practice administrators to find the time to pay attention to real estate and space issues. Behind staffing, real estate is often the top expense for physician practices and has potential to be either a major positive or negative in the eyes of the patient.

Audit-Proof Your Practice

Clinical documentation is often in physicians’ blind spots until an insurance audit leaves them in shock, with bank account balances significantly lower.