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September 2008 - Volume 5 - Issue 3

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Time and Office Overhead Efficiency. It’s an element vital to all businesses. So why are physicians who are practicing in multiple medical offices being so inefficient? That's just what Alan Benenson and Michael Sher asked when they established...
Offering direct-to-consumer laboratory testing for more than five years, LabSafe LLC has become the go-to place for affordable screening medical tests. With more than 7,000 partnerships drawing stations across the country, the service is convenient,...
Spending time in a doctor’s office often means a lot of waiting. And while many offices provide magazines or access to a TV to keep patients busy, there are better ways to keep those waiting occupied. Physician’s Broadcast Network, America’s leading...
Every family has one. That one relative who defies normal description, doesn’t fit onto his appointed branch in the family tree …well, meet my brother-in-law Bob! In terms of "shtick," Bob is out on a limb all his own. Married to my eternal not-so-secret...
On June 30, 2008, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"), posted its latest set of proposed updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule ("MPFS"). Included was the actual physician fee schedule that was to take place beginning July 1,...
Politicians, providers, patients, payors – everyone has something to say about the problems plaguing America’s vast, complex healthcare industry. It’s everybody’s concern, and the personal experience of the healthcare system, from the perspective of both...
Many companies welcome the concept of creating a paperless office. But there are many issues that need to be addressed before a business goes digital, especially in the healthcare industry. In addition to patient charts, transcription reports, traditional...
In October 2007, version 25 of the DRG system was implemented as the methodology for reimbursement for inpatient Medicare hospital stays. This revision is much more dramatic than previous revisions to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System which was...
In mid-June a Lee County jury awarded nearly $10 million to a Ft. Meyers woman in a failure to diagnose allegation case in which the trial lasted two weeks. Dr. Kenneth Berdick, an internal medicine doctor in Ft. Meyers, had no professional liability...
Most of us are concerned about the troubled economy and the current and future health of our businesses. This is how Chairman Ben Bernanke summed it up in his July 15, 2008 monetary policy report to the Congress: "At present, accurately assessing and...
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