Office Management

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Office management

HIPAA
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule was enforced in Sept. 2013 – are you compliant? Read this Texas Family Physician article about business associates, posted in Vol. 46 No. 4 | Fall 2013.
> HIPAA Compliance: Do you know who your business associates are?

Personnel and recruitment
TAFP partner FP Jobs Online provides its top seven tips for recruiting the best medical personnel to your practice.
> Top Tips for Recruitment, Best Practices and Advice for Efficient Hiring

Problems affecting the office staff can prevent your practice from thriving. Improving your practice can start with analyzing these questions and asking your staff for ideas. Posted in Texas Family Physician, Vol. 61 No. 1 | Winter 2010
> Case study: Five questions for improving your practice By Bradley K. Reiner

Using a variety of resources can help you find a great staff and keep them on board. Checking local medical training schools for applicants, having good interview skills and showing staff appreciation for a job well done are all ways to improve hiring and retention. Posted in Texas Family Physician, Vol. 59 No. 2 | Spring 2008
> How to find and retain great medical office staff By Bradley K. Reiner

Top Tips for Your Next Career Move
TAFP partner FP Jobs Online provides its top five tips to land the right physician job the first time.
> Top Tips for Your Next Career Move
> FP Jobs Online website

Recovery Audit Contractors
Practices large and small will be affected by a RAC audit sooner or later. Learn how the program works, how to minimize the risk of being audited, and what to do if you are. Posted in Texas Family Physician, Vol. 61 No. 4 | Fall 2010
> Ready or not, Recovery Audit Contractors are coming By Bradley K. Reiner

Documentation
Many physicians make mistakes when it comes to correctly documenting their services, which can lead to expensive and frustrating reviews. Following guidelines, writing clearly, and choosing the appropriate code are some of the most frequent documentation problems physicians have. Posted in Texas Family Physician, Vol. 61 No. 2 | Spring 2010
> The documentation challenge—Do you pass the test? By Bradley K. Reiner

General advice
Good time management and keeping a schedule are key to getting out of the office on time. Posted in Texas Family Physician, Vol. 61 No. 1 | Winter 2010
> How to get out of the office by 5:30 p.m. every day By Melissa Gerdes, M.D.

Physicians’ ideas on documentation, RAC, and other business matters can be flawed. Knowing how to manage your practice correctly can save you money and frustration. Have you been tricked by these seven myths? Posted in Texas Family Physician, Vol. 60 No. 4 | Fall 2009
> Seven myths of practice management By Bradley K. Reiner