Practice Management

The Medical Office Manager website offers tips for motivating staff when budgets do not allow dangling the carrot of a raise. It really comes down to effective management—and understanding the people who work for you.

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, a local nonprofit in Camden, NJ, offers a part-time apprenticeship program for teens at area outpatient medical offices including facilities run by Cooper Medical Center and Lourdes Health System. 

Like any business, health care institutions must be savvy marketers. This means doing more than the traditional “push” marketing strategies of advertising and press releases. In the digital age, businesses must reach potential customers where they do their decision making—online and on social media. 

Medical practices employing higher ratios of nonphysician providers (NPPs) to physicians enjoy more productivity, lower costs and higher revenue, according to numbers from MGMA DataDrive. 

Ancillary care—lab tests, radiology, physical therapy, and other services which support the work of primary physicians—is becoming increasingly important as a revenue generator for medical practices. 

A recent article in MGMA Connection explores the question of the best structure for governing medical groups. This is an important issue because the governance model used has a direct impact on financial performance, according to MGMA research.

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