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Renegotiating employment relationships

As physician practice contracts come up for renewal, health systems are being selective in offering renewals to those practices and physicians that they believe are most advantageous to retain as employees and seeking to part company with the less profitable practices on good terms.

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Empowering patients as financial advocates

By working with your patients through education and supportive customer service, and by communicating financial expectations and outcomes, your practice can redirect their loyalty, strengthen the patient-doctor relationship and create additional financial advocates for your practice.

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Would a practice merger make sense for you?

Skyrocketing costs, increasing governmental regulations and legislation, managed care and other third party payors, and increased competition are all important factors which contribute to the drive towards larger medical groups. Innovative thinking and good business planning are necessary to meet the future challenges, and one strong option is for practitioners to become larger through merger.

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HHS relaxes Medicare 'incident to' rules

The Final Rule clarifies certain incident to billing requirements and recognizes that auxiliary personnel providing an incident to benefit may be an employee, leased employee, or independent contractor and may provide services incident to the services of physicians who employ or contract with them or who are employees or independent contractors of the same entity.

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