A good billing service can make the difference between a thriving integrative practice and one that flounders. This is especially true when utilizing "incident-to" billing to obtain reimbursement for services given by non-MD practitioners. Not all billers are the same, and it’s crucial that practitioners align with billers who share their values.
Successful integrative clinics—no matter their size, geographic location or clinical offerings-- have five things in common, says practice development consultant, Miriam Zacharias.
Based on more than 3 decades of clinical practice experience, the Metabolic Code is a system for reframing clinical lab information in a way that enables physicians to choose treatment approaches that will have the most impact for each patient.
The world of corporate wellness, already a $200 billion industry, is growing at a rate of about 20% per year, and it provides an ideal setting for holistically-minded clinicians to do what seems impossible in conventional medicine: teach real lifestyle change and prevent disease.
Master these five core competencies, and your clinic is much more likely to thrive, regardless of the specific practice model you’ve embraced, says Heal Thy Practice facultymember, Miriam Zacharias.
If the proliferation of new health info technology has your head spinning, don’t worry. You are definitely not alone. Many doctors these days are suffering from "Future Shock." Dr. Paul Abramson, whose San Francisco-based practice is positioned squarely at the crossroads of IT and integrative medicine, offers insight on how to choose IT that will really make a difference in your practice.
"There is such a big need for this kind of care. We need other clinics to be doing this too!" says Erik Lundquist, MD, of the comprehensive interdisciplinary model he developed for his new Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine.
The key to success in holistic & functional medicine is simply to give better care than the other doctors in your area. Given how utterly dysfunctional mainstream medicine is, these days, it shouldn't be hard, quipped Mark Menolascino, MD, at Holistic Primary Care's 6th annual Heal Thy Practice conference.
A growing number of banks are creating specialized mortgage loan programs specifically for young doctors.
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