NEW Second Edition: Think Business! Medical Practice Quality, Efficiency, Profits
 
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If you own, run, or have anything to do with a medical practice, you must read this book.

Thousands of physicians and practice managers have relied on the previous edition of this book. In this revised and updated 2nd Edition, nationally recognized expert, Owen Dahl, provides the vital information that top business schools teach. Think Business! Is designed for the busy professional as a “mini-MBA” for the medical practice environment. Written in a clear style, the revised edition covers the changes occurring in healthcare and reimbursement including the move from volume to “value.” All examples and content relate to the daily operations and activities that occur in a healthcare practice.

New for SECOND Edition!
  • Where to look first to control costs?  We'll give you the first 3 places to look
  • Complete overhaul of the Finance section
  • MACRA, MIPS, PQRS, VBPM – Alphabet Soup
  • How much does it cost you to see a patient? (cost differentials of new patient vs. established patient, one office vs. another office, one provider vs. another provider...
  • Step-by-step guide to revenue cycle management (RCM)
  • What is the expected profit margins on certain patient services?
  • Basics of a strong compliance policy
  • Risk Management:  choose the MedMal policy right for you
  • Volume to Value-based reimbursement
  • How Scenario Planning works well in a medical practice
  • Quadrant matrix to aid in decisions regarding ancillaries
  • Tips on benchmarking the practice
  • Avoiding risk of embezzlement
  • Coaching behaviors
  • Managing multi-generational teams
BONUS:  Case studies that illustrate the change to pay-for-performance, risk management, ACA impact.

Today the practice of medicine must be recognized as a business.  No longer can the business of the medical practice be based on the intuition of the physician or office manager.

According to Nancy Collins, President of Greenbranch Publishing, "Owen Dahl in Think Business!  decodes business theories and applies them to today’s medical practice.  He’ll take you far beyond marketing, human resources, finances and patient-orientated services.  This book will revolutionize how you think about your medical practice.”

Owen Dahl provides you with the very best concepts, ideas and tools taught in today's business schools.  Apply these techniques to your medical practice and you'll see a noticeable difference in the business health of the practice. 

“If you didn’t get to business school, don’t worry,” says Owen Dahl. “ I unravel the mysteries behind the various management theories – and then I provide detail as a playbook for today’s medical practice.  This book is the inside scoop on the must-have information you need to evaluate the finances and business health of the practice.  And if you do have your MBA, these practical applications for medicine will reinforce what you already know.”

Filled with winning techniques -- With Think Business! 2nd Edition, You will learn:
  • Financial fundamentals – how to keep tabs on the practice
  • Employees as assets:  How to recruit and retain them
  • How to differentiate your practice from your competition
  • Setting the stage for pay-for-performance and quality of care    
  • Why individual physicians – and their executive staff should care about satisfied  patients and quality outcomes
  • Motivate employees to build great teams; it’s not only about money!
Packed with plenty of take-home value, you can count on Owen Dahl to provide you with the language, the players, and the management techniques to ensure success in your practice. His energy and sense of purpose translates into winning techniques and illustrative case studies.  Refer to Think Business! often for specific strategies you can implement in your practice today.  Improve your bottom line, comply with pay-for-performance and increase the patient satisfaction in your practice.