With high-deductible insurance plans on the rise, patients are having an increasingly difficult time paying their medical bills. And, these mounting uncollected payments can put a serious strain on cash flow and wreak havoc on your practice. Making it easy for a patient to pay their bill will always work in your best interest. Payment
The greatest leaders teach others to lead. That’s all that leadership really is, right? Making space at the top for the next generation of thinkers, shapers, managers, and innovators is ultimately what we want to accomplish in our work. So how do we ensure we’re finding the right talent and grooming it well for the
Work-life balance is a myth. Most of us will never be able to fit in everything day to day, week to week, or month to month. Yet when we can’t do this, we feel like we’re failing both personally and professionally. During my residency training program, I moonlighted for a group of doctors who were
It’s definitely not the worst thing that wellness is such a trend right now—as a healthcare professional, you know firsthand that living healthier makes everyone happier and more productive. But the way we execute those wellness initiatives in workspaces requires some care and thought to be successful. Programs requiring employees to do anything regarding their
The holidays are a whirlwind of buying and it’s easy to let your guard down when it comes to your finances. Here are 3 surefire ways to keep your credit utilization in the safety zone and your credit score on the rise. Know your credit limits. Whether that involves double-checking your monthly statements or your
As a medical professional, your hours are long and the paperwork is constantly mounting. The last thing you want to spend your free time doing is sorting your finances. But sort your finances you must! That could mean just checking in on your savings accounts (are you saving as much as you could be?) and
When was the last time you took off your shoes and socks and walked in the grass? Chances are, not recently enough. Research shows that direct skin contact with the earth, without the barrier of shoes or carpet (earthing) is necessary to our health and well-being. How does earthing work? Everything in this world has
It’s no big secret that the pay gap affects pretty much every industry in the United States. In fact, in general, women make 84 cents on the male dollar. And when you look at women in the and healthcare industry, there is no specialty where women make as much as men. In a survey of 400
Like most other industries on this planet, technology is steering the evolution of dentistry in big and important ways. General dentistry alone is changing rapidly with the growing availability of 3D printing, the trend toward minimally invasive procedures, and an expansion in corporate dentistry practices. And considering the vast majority of people on the planet
The work of giving care can be grueling. And nobody knows that better than nurses. Let’s be honest, at the end of a long day being on your feet and tending to the needs of others, the last thing you want to think about is complicated retirement planning. A recent study found that 56 percent
There are only four core technologies you need to run your practice. Yes, four. Now, you may disagree with some of the product choices below and you may feel that I’m leaving out other things like marketing and website technologies. I am. It’s not that these things aren’t important—but the following four categories are core
It’s not easy finding qualified applicants for nonclinical positions. Between competition from other medical centers, higher pay in other industries triggering turnover, and low unemployment rates – the pool of qualified applicants is shallow at best. There’s only one thing to do. Pay your nonclinical staff more. And here’s why. Your front office employees are
When Tami was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2015, she, like nearly everyone who receives news like that, was terrified. Tami shared her story with us as a way of illuminating the ways in which the doctors, administrators, nurses, and oncologists worked to comfort and heal her—and the ways in which they did not.
It may have been a subtle upswing. Or maybe you’ve suddenly found yourself basking in new found credit score excellence. That’s because in the past six months or so, the credit reporting agencies have been changing the way they calculate consumer credit scores. And, it turns out, that’s good for anyone who’s an American consumer.