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Practice Management

By April LeClear, CPC, CMPE, CPPM, and Kevin McDonald, DPM

Audits are a source of concern for many podiatrists. However, proper preparation and compliance policies may help a practice mitigate the challenges of such an inquiry and thrive. Accordingly, these authors review the building blocks of a good…

In the past months, I have heard of many associates being fired, leaving their jobs for new ones or expressing general unhappiness about their work issues. This concerns me, not only because I am an associate but because it speaks to a common…

• The Non-Adherent Patient. Even though these patients are fully instructed to elevate their post-surgical foot, keep their cast or bandage dry, slowly break in their orthotics, wear that night splint, or finish an antibiotic prescription, they…

Over the last two months, I witnessed my neighborhood grocery store install self-service checkout stations. Many fast food restaurants have kiosks or electronic order stations. The laboratory I use to have my blood drawn for my yearly checkup has…

There was a startling number from a recent online poll of podiatry practices.1 Out of 558 responses, nearly 63 percent of practices do not hold regularly scheduled staff meetings. 

I have been making lists for the past two months, writing down everything I want to change, work on or newly develop in the practice in the coming year. Here are a few items that should be included in most of our year-end professional assessments…

Clinical Editor: David Bernstein, DPM, FACFAS Panelists: J. Randolph Clements, DPM, FACFAS and William Urbas, DPM, FACFAS
Q: Does your residency program include any training in the areas of practice management, billing or coding? If so, please describe the formal or informal experiences your residents may gain in these areas.

Both David Bernstein…

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

Can a group purchasing organization rein in your supply costs? Do you need a different perspective on your P&L statement? How are your collection practices? Answering these questions and more, this author discusses proactive approaches to…

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