The Smarter Physician: Conquering Your Practice's Billing and Reimbursement
Bhagwan Satiani, MD, MBA, FACS
Hardcover + bonus CD-ROM
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Physicians spend years learning to be competent clinicians – just to discover when they begin practicing that their success is equally dependent on business competencies. They must understand the legal and reimbursement matters that shape and challenge every medical setting. In addition, to meet their own individual goals, they need insight into personal finance topics.
The Smarter Physician Series is an exceptional addition to any physician’s library. The three-volume set presents need-to-know information about legal, reimbursement and personal finance topics in a clear, comprehensive manner, and offers extra value through an array of helpful appendices and additional resources in an accompanying CD.
Medical practices have billing specialists, coding experts, and payer liaisons to handle a practice’s financial matters – yet physicians are ultimately responsible for these matters. Physicians are on the line to understand how the practice get paid for their clinical activities – and avoid overpayment and underpayment issues.
“In his book, The Smarter Physician, Dr. Satiani provides an important resource for all of us in health care. The book presents practical, down-to-earth information that can be used to face the financial challenges we must deal with each day.” - Steven G. Gabbe, M.D., Vanderbilt Univ.
This volume teaches the ins and outs of:
The private insurance system
How Medicare works
The resource-based relative value system
Profit and loss measures
Pay for performance
The book will help physicians be keenly aware of the financial status of their practice, and understand such basics as costs, cash flow, and correct coding, as well as physician compensation.
You may view the Table of Contents here (pdf).
Bhagwan Satiani, MD, MBA, is Professor of Clinical Surgery, Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Public Health.
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