Trying to Cover Overhead? Top 5 Reimbursement Threats for Mid-level Services

April 21st, 2011 Running a medical practice may feel like that new Nissan commercial where the woman is carrying a stack of items taller than her car, and her precariously balanced pile contains everything from fresh flowers to her 5-year-old daughter dressed for karate class. She manages to get it all together very neatly, and you can do the same by ensuring that your mid-level providers are reimbursed properly.

Locums as a Strategic Bridge

April 20th, 2011 Sometimes jockeying for midfield is a highly successful strategy. In a recent Editor's Corner for Fierce Practice Management, Deb Beaulieu gives pointers for medical practices to meet re-entering physicians half-way...

Physician Shortage to Quadruple Within the Decade

April 19th, 2011 In 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of 100,000 physicians, with 45,000 of those being primary care doctors. With our population aging at a more rapid speed as ever before, we need MORE physicians. The concern is the physician population itself is aging...

Making Time for Things That Matter Most

April 14th, 2011 Exercise is healthy and necessary; everybody knows this. You probably recommend it to your patients all the time, but only a few commit to it. Years ago, when I was employed and had a controlled schedule with normal work hours, I had my exercise program down-pat.

CompHealth Selected as Preferred Staffing Vendor by Catholic Health Initiatives

April 13th, 2011

What Does 14-20 Percent Growth in Psychiatry Market Mean for Psychiatry Candidates?

April 6th, 2011 The Bureau of Labor Statistics has pegged annual growth in Psychiatry at 14-20% through 2016. Our own growth reflected that data with an increase of roughly 20% from 2009-2010. That growth continues as we have seen an increase in jobs written in the 4th quarter of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.

The Tax Deadline Cometh

April 6th, 2011 Are you worried about whether you will be able to file your tax returns on time? If so, you are like many travelers who have difficulty finding time to sort through all of their documents. Remember: You can file for an extension.

Michigan Business & Professional Association again names CompHealth as one of West Michigan's “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

April 6th, 2011

What Does Work-Life Balance Mean for You?

April 5th, 2011 If you had to write a prescription for balance for your patients, what would you include? Greater effectiveness at work? More time to play? Better relationships with others, as well as themselves? Or all of the above? Like other prescriptions, a prescription for balance is not ?one size fits all,? but a customized approach that is based on ambitions, goals, circumstances and preferences.

Awareness Lessons at Work

April 5th, 2011 Another hectic day. You are running behind on your schedule and the waiting room is full. With a little attention, you can keep your cool. A big concern that many physicians face at work is too much to do all the time. While you are consulting with one patient, you might be thinking through the issue that awaits you next. The result? Your brain gets tired. Thoughts get messed up. You get tense. Time gets lost.