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By Adrienne Diegert, SHRM-CP

Texting has been commonplace in our culture for years but text messaging in a professional setting is a relatively new concept. Many of our division managers and doctors use text messaging as a way to communicate with employees. However,…

By Jon A. Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA

Medical practices are classic examples of the “high fixed cost” economic model. Costs considered “fixed” are those that remain constant regardless of fluctuations in patient or procedure volume. Included in these are: rent, salaries, and…

By Kevin McDonald, DPM, and Gary Liao, DPM

While infection prevention is heavily emphasized in the hospital setting, infection can be problematic in the outpatient podiatric medical office as well without appropriate preventive measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC…

Adrienne Diegert and Kevin McDonald, DPM

Whether your podiatry practice is large or small, when there is a vacant position, everyone on your staff feels the void.

Kevin C. McDonald, DPM

Who knows what exactly is going to happen with the health-care system in the United States? Two things are likely to happen.

Kevin C. McDonald, DPM, and Todd Maccoy

Economic and regulatory changes in the American healthcare system have created a challenging environment for small to midsize private podiatry practices. It is difficult to have pricing power when the majority of our patients have either…

Andrew Schneider, DPM

It is 2017 and by now every podiatric physician and surgeon should have a website. There are no exceptions or excuses. If you do not yet have a website for your practice, stop reading immediately, call one of the reputable web companies in the…

Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS

A colleague who has five office locations in a mainly rural area recently had to contend with an audit from a large insurance company. The audit was random and not created by any outliers in terms of billing practices or complaints from patients…

Andrew Schneider, DPM

Think about spending the day at a theme park. You’re about to get on a popular ride and the sign at the front tells you to expect a 60-minute wait in line. After only 40 minutes, you find yourself in the front of the line. How do you feel? Most…

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS

Failure to successfully attest to meaningful use in 2016 will result in a 4 percent reduction of your Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule in 2018. The meaningful use program is currently scheduled to end January 1, 2017 but is still in effect…

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