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How to Avoid 4 Common Pitfalls with Practice Mergers

From compensation formulas to overhead increases and combining benefit plans, there are many factors to consider as you are merging two unique medical practices together. Sae Evans and Jim Stroud walk you through their experience on ways to avoid major issues during the time of a merger.

Retaining Top Staff through Fair Compensation

As we move from fee per service to fees for quality, top customer satisfaction metrics, practices will rely heavily on the quality of their staff. Warren Averett can help you define a pay range for each office position (from RN to the front desk assistance) as well as their […]

2 key factors for Small Medical Practices to Remain Independent

A medical practice should keep two key factors top of mind: staff quality and effective reporting software. Sae Evans and Jim Stroud speak on system recommendations, avoiding costly penalties and the preparation for upcoming changes, while also retaining quality staff.

Adding A Mid-Level Provider? Pitfalls To Avoid

In the last 10-15 years, the use of mid-level providers has increased to expand the base of patients in many practices. The nurse practitioner scope of practice is more flexible and there are specialty designations available to foster expertise in certain areas. The insurance companies have expanded the number […]

When Is It Wise To Offer Patients A Reduced Fee Schedule?

Some of our practice management roundtable participants are offering certain patients an opportunity to pay fees of less than the standard fee schedule for their care. Below we will discuss how they are reaching that decision and if it could be appropriate for your practice.

Some patients have no insurance […]

Physician Burnout

How many of your colleagues are complaining that they are doing more work, and getting less for it? How many of them are experiencing ever increasing levels of frustration brought on by outside influences: governmental regulation, insurance regulation, increased concern about medical malpractice, increasingly negative attitude by society towards […]

Maintaining Your Patients – Focus on your strengths

The ultimate goal of any medical practice is maintaining their patients. Many patients like knowing that they will see the same doctor time after time, which creates a market demand for smaller practices. Listen here for more information from Sae Evans and Jim Stroud on how smaller medical practices […]

How to Navigate Mergers and Realignments

With an increase in administrative, staff and equipment costs for medical practices, the latest trend has been to merge with other organizations or realign to remain competitive. Many practices have found it beneficial to merge with hospitals or other practices their size or smaller. Listen here to find out […]

How to Keep Millennial Patients Coming Back to Your Practice

One of the biggest trends affecting the growth of medical practices is the utilization of technology, specifically to keep millennial patients returning.  Find out what you can do to ensure you’re set up for success in this blog post that our own Tammie Lunceford wrote for the Birmingham Medical […]

Tammie Lunceford Featured in Birmingham Medical News Blog

Tammie Lunceford of Warren Averett’s Healthcare Group was featured in the Birmingham Medical News Blog on November 30, 2016. Tammie’s article, “Quality and Cost Adjustments May Hit Your Bottom Line in 2017” highlights on the Value Based Modifier (VBM). The VBM went into effect in 2014 to affect payment […]