These articles culled from recent issues of Podiatry Management magazine are focused upon podiatric practice management-from office management to staff issues, from coding/reimbursement to medical economics, from patient relations to multidisciplinary issues, from practice building to keeping up with the digital world. In short, this section is devoted to the "how-to's" of practice growth and prosperity.
- Boy Scouts Merit Badge and Student Recruitment
An Ohio DPM is leading a movement to involve Scouts in podiatry.
- Essential Financial Metrics
Use these benchmarks to evaluate your practice’s health.
- How to Reward Your Employee (Aside from a Pay Raise)
There are many ways to boost staff enthusiasm, motivation, and job satisfaction.
- Houston, We Have a Problem
Practices can learn valuable lessons from the Apollo 13 Mission.
- The Ten Commandments of Successful Practice Management
Following these rules will add value to your practice.
- Marketing Your Practice to the Diabetic Community
These 15 steps can increase your diabetic patient population.
- Single-Payer: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
Is this a cure for a broken system?
- Creating Good Habits, Breaking Bad Ones
The key is to believe that change is possible.
- Bullying: A Toxin in the Workplace
This kind of behavior is not limited to children in the schoolyard.
- Strength in Numbers and an Old Solution to Degree Discrimination
- Leadership Across the Lifespan of a Podiatrist
It’s all about maintaining a work/life balance.
- “You Could Look It Up”
Apologies to Casey Stengel aside, every practice needs a rule book.
- New Rules for Taxing Pass-Through Income
It may be time to reconsider how to structure your practice.
- The Other Side of the Ledger
Manage your debts or they will manage you.
- Lions and Tigers and Insurance Companies, Oh My
Who’s in charge of treating our patients?
- 15 Ways to Improve Your Practice
Here are a few things learned after 25 years in the trenches.
- Firing Squad Protocol
Discharging an employee is never easy, but it’s vital to follow the do’s and don’t’s.
- A Readiness Strategy for Retirement
Try this experiment to see how you would fare.
- Providing Nail Care Outside the Office
Do not assume that just because a patient is in the hospital, nail care is automatically covered.
- MRI Contrast: A Public Service Announcement
Warning: Don’t give gadolinium to patients with renal disease.
- “I’d Rather Do It Myself!”
It’s important to understand why—and then how—to delegate.
- Costs Significant to Contract and Merger Decisions
Variable costs are key to your financial analysis.
- Low Level Laser Technology and Your Practice
It’s a great time to incorporate this technology into clinical practice.
- “We Should Have a Code for That”
Here’s a look at CPT structure and process.
- Getting a Clearer Picture of Your Practice’s Finances
To be successful, a practice must be productive, efficient, and profitable, as well as clinically proficient.