This is one of the most frequent emails that I get from my readers. Why have I not sold a portion of my practice to private equity? You might be thinking about having private equity buying a portion of your practice. Or you might be starting scratch with a private equity group. I’ll go through my opinions on the pros and cons behind private equity.… Read the restRead more
Flat salary compensation models are becoming less common. Instead, production models have become much more popular. These contracts are often called an RVU based contract. Today’s post I will go through RVU based contracts and what you need to know to avoid in these contracts.
When you submit a bill to insurance companies, they assign a value to each code.… Read the restRead more
I wrote this post the morning after the event that took place on 10/29/2022. Yesterday, my daughter was sent home from daycare with complaints of “she won’t stop crying and screaming of belly pain.” Today’s post will be a deviation from the usual post, and I will walk though some of the events and why I’m looking at how I practice medicine with a new viewpoint.… Read the restRead more
Learning another language is something that I’ve always wanted to do. I never thought it would be learning to code as a doctor as my second language. What does this have to do with coding for doctors and why is it on my blog? Well, I have been learning python. However, you don’t need to learn python to maximize your income.… Read the restRead more
Here we go! A raw update at my private practice. It has been some wild ups and downs. I can’t believe that this February 2023 will be four years of my office being open full time. Time is flying by.Read more
I really love all my employees. However, sometimes employees will try to take a mile if you give them an inch. Running a business is hard, and with the rise of quiet quitting, I figured it might be important to talk about ways that employees may try to take advantage of you or your business.
Some of these issues might seem harmless.… Read the restRead more
The rise in real estate prices from 2013 to 2022 has been historic. However, for some cities that have been spared the big drop in 2008 values, the rise in home values has been dramatic. For example, the house we just sold more than doubled its selling price in the four years since we bought it. This got me thinking, what might be coming for doctors who are highly leveraged in real estate?… Read the restRead more
With inflation reaching record levels, many medical practices are going through the rate negotiation process with insurance companies trying to get better pay. If you have never done this before, that’s okay. I was new to it also until a few years ago. Let me tell you the theme of dealing with commercial insurance companies for rate negotiations. Intentionally difficult and broken.… Read the restRead more
Electronic medical records, or EMR for short, is a big decision for your company to decide which one will be used. This should be one of the most important things you “stress” over when you start up your practice. We decided to change from Practice Fusion to AdvancedMD. This decision was one that we have been mulling over for about a year.… Read the restRead more
Sometimes it is best to learn from others mistakes. Well, today let’s see if you can learn from some of my mistakes in my private practice. This blog is a raw account of what it takes to run a practice. Today I will open up about the biggest mistakes I have made so far while managing my practice. For those hoping to get some accounts on medical mistakes, you will be disappointed by this post.… Read the restRead more