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Practice management consultant : a compendium of articles from Practice management online.

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Subject: Personnel management > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781581104899
  • ISBN: 1581104898
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
  • Publisher: [Elk Grove Village, Ill.] : American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Getting started/practice basics -- Residency training in general pediatrics (medical students) -- Licensure and board certification (residents) -- Introduction to AAP sections and councils -- American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Pediatric Councils -- Opening a practice: a pediatrician's perspective -- Pracitce types -- Credentialing -- Assessing the community -- Marketing your pediatric practice -- Number of patients per pediatrician -- How can pediatric practices respond to retail-based clinics? -- Office operations -- Designing an efficient office -- Setting up a computer system -- Practice work flow and policies -- Wave scheduling -- Open access scheduling -- Employment/personnel -- The interview -- Negotiating and agreement -- Job descriptions for front and back office staff -- Physician salaries and loan repayment options -- Salaries: medical office administrators and office managers -- Staff salaries -- Finance and payment -- 2010 RBRVS: what is it and how does it affect pediatrics? -- Top 10 underutilized CPT codes in pediatrics -- Anatomy of a new code: the CPT and RUC survey processes -- Practice finance checklist -- Coordination of benefits: tips for reducing payment delays and improving accounts receivable -- The business case for priciing vaccines and immunization administration -- When is it appropriate to report 99211 during immunization administration? -- Improving mental health services in primary care: reducing administrative and financial barriers to access and collaboration -- Current procedural terminology category II codes: pay for performance measures -- What are consumer driven health plans, health savings accounts, and health reimbursement accounts? -- Health savings account algorithm -- Medical liability and risk management.
A liability checklist for the primary care office: "no chinks in the armor" -- CMS issues final stark phase III regulations -- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPAA) administrative simplification -- Improve vaccine liability protection -- Reducing vaccine liability: strategies for pediatricians -- Risk management strategies for the consultant -- Managing medical liability risks for telephone care -- Patient management -- Effective communication techniques -- Responding to 7 common parental concerns about vaccines & vaccine safety -- What is telephone care? -- Using web sites to market your pediatric practice -- Building patient loyalty and trust: the role of patient satisfaction -- Colocation of pediatricians and mental health professionals: a win-win situation -- Cost-effective ways to reduce no-shows: a practice management FAQ -- Missed appointments in pediatric practice: a section on administration and practice management e-mail list summary -- Doccumenting parental refusal to have their children vaccinated -- Waivers: the basics for the pediatric office -- Quality improvement -- Quality improvement tools for physicians -- Principles for the development and use of quality measures: a summary of American Academy of Pediatrics Policy for Your Practice -- EQIPP can help ensure quality care for your patients -- Quality improvement innovation network (QuIIN) -- Chapter alliance for quality improvement (CAQI).
Medical home -- Helping you implement the medical home into your practice -- The medical home index: measuring the organization and delivery of primary care for children with special health care needs -- The medical home index -- short version -- The medical home family index and survey -- Coding for medical home visits -- Physician health/wellness -- Personal and family needs -- Making time for balance -- Work smarter, not harder -- Physician satisfaction: improving your work environment -- Career transitions -- Negotiating change: making the switch from practice to administration -- Preretirement checklist -- Appendices -- Supplies needed to start a practice -- Sample employee handbook outline -- Staff evaluations: guidelines and instructions -- Staff evaluations: template -- Sample financial policy -- Patient survey -- Parental refusal to vaccinate form -- Local list of possible community resources for pediatric practices -- Sample waiver for advance beneficiary notice (ABN) -- Template letter: Appeal to payers for payment -- Template letter: Unable to continue medical care -- Template letter: outstanding patien acount palance -- Template letter: notification of retirement or closing a practice.
Summary: Practice Management Consultant is an extensive collection of pediatric-specific practice management resources to assist pediatricians with managing a practice. Practice Management Consultant-A Compendium of Articles from Practice Management Online covers a wide variety of issues that impact the daily management of pediatric practices. In many ways, pediatric practices are in a state of economic crisis in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. From vaccine payment and supply issues to competition from large-scale retail-based clinics, pediatric practices both large and small are facing many.
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