Arnold Peter Weiss is currently a Professor at Brown University where he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Warren Alpert Medical School. He currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.
Healthcare policies in the United States seem like they are constantly changing. With these changes comes the need for private practices and other medical centers to re-evaluate their billing practices, and adopt new, updated ways to collect patient payments. Dealing with insurances companies can sometimes be challenging, both for practices and patients. Here are some best billing practices to apply to your practice today.
Medical devices have left a lasting impact on the world of healthcare, and have worked to improve and save the lives of millions of people over the course of time. Developing a new medical device is no easy task, but when successful, the positive impact can be otherworldly. There are many moving parts when it comes to medical device innovation and invention. I have highlighted some of the most important elements below.
In life, we face many complicated and difficult decisions. Committing yourself to pursue a higher education is one of those decisions, and can mark a turning point in a person’s life to make the choice to better increase their chances of success in their chosen careers. With those impressive colleges and universities come hefty tuition prices.
One of the most important, and stressful, parts of the college admissions is facilitating and finalizing your admissions essay. College admissions essays are important because they provide a clear demonstration of the applicants writing skills, giving the admissions counselor an insight into their world and their thoughts. This is why it is also sometimes referred to as a personal statement.
While starting your own medical practice is no easy task, there are many doctors across the board who decide to take the smaller route of owning and operating their own practice, as opposed to joining an already established hospital or medical center. The number one reason being that this is often what the patients prefer. They want to know who their doctors are, keep it consistent, and receive great service in a more intimate practice.
A huge part of having a successful medical practice is happy patients. A practice cannot succeed if they are unable to make their patients happy or meet their needs. The best way to determine what needs to be improved upon in your practice is by looking at it from your patient’s perspective, from their arrival to their departure from your office. Here are some likes and dislikes that are often seen expressed in patient surveys.
Hand pain can be a crippling thing when you consider how much of our daily lives revolve around the use of our hands. Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation that has many different benefits and can help people who have suffered from various types of problems. This includes patients who have experienced some kind of trauma involving their hands, such as wounds, scars, burns, injured nerves and tendons, and fractures.
One of the more difficult decisions you will make in life is deciding where to pursue your higher education. Deciding on a college or university is no easy task, especially when you are looking for one that fits your specific wants and needs, even if you don’t know what those are yet. While this may feel overwhelming at first, there are many great tips to help you cross that bridge into your future.
Undergoing any kind of surgery is a naturally nerve-racking thing. Hand surgery takes those nerves to the next level, because we as humans use our hands for nearly everything. They are instrumental in our day to day functions, and the thought of losing that mobility can be overwhelming. Here are some great ways to help prepare yourself for your hand surgery.
Hand surgery can be a scary thing to face, especially when it comes to the unknowns of post-op expectations. A great way to ease your mind is by doing some research so you can prepare yourself for what will happen after you have hand surgery. Here is a simple breakdown of what you can expect right after the surgery, the general overall healing time, wound care, and ways to help get back to your normal daily life.
Pursuing a career in the medical industry is no easy task. It takes years of schooling and practice before someone is ready to call themselves a doctor. In order to reach that point, medical school is a must. There are many different aspects of applying to medical school that can be stressful, but the interview process outweighs them all. After so many years of learning and preparation, the future of a person’s entire career can be dependent on this single interview.
Many people all over the world experience some form of hand pain daily. While hand pain is certainly a nuisance to deal with, it can also be detrimental to our daily lives depending on the significance of the pain. Of course, if you are experiencing these symptoms you should discuss them with your doctor. However, sometimes that is not always an immediate option. Here are some ways you can alleviate any hand pain you are experiencing at home.
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Any conversation centered around medicine as a business should always start with patient satisfaction. Patients are the focal point that drives the entire practice, and ultimately can either be the reason your practice succeeds, or the reason it fails. Patient satisfaction is the single more important driver to success in the medical industry.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity, usually developed over the span of a few years. It is a relatively common problem found mostly in men, but can also be developed by women. It often begins as the thickening of the skin on the palm of your hand and progresses into hard lumps growing in the palm of the hand, usually in the ring or small finger area.
Successful negotiating skills are an extremely important aspect of the business side of the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, often times I see medical students finishing school with a lack of basic negotiating skills that they will need to have down the road in their careers. Of course, people cannot always get what they want when it comes to negotiations. Successful negotiations usually end with each side either feeling slightly disappointed or slightly happy due to the outcome.