Legal, Finance, Billing & Coding

Financial Matters Part 2 – Saving During Residency
financial saving
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Saving during residency and fellowship can be difficult – many training programs are in large cities where the cost of living, transportation, food and rent can be quite high. With each step, we continue our journey of becoming experienced doctors, however at some point we feel lost because we don’t receive much financial planning advice. With medical school debt on our shoulders and specialty …
Financial Matters Part 1 – Repaying Loans
loans
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
A comprehensive understanding of the repayment process for paying back student loans is essential in building a solid financial foundation early on. It’s important to remember that student loans are real loans, just like mortgages on your house or a loan for your car. You must repay student loans even if financial circumstances become difficult or you’re facing unexpected hardships. Unfortunat …
Understanding Physician Compensation in Private or Multi-Specialty Practices
compensation
by AHMAD SHATIL AMIN, MD, FAAD on
You may have received advertisements and flyers in the mail highlighting attractive starting or base salaries. This is the way many practices lure young graduates. A high base salary is great, but often these base salaries are only guaranteed for one to two years. After that point, you are likely to be compensated on some form of a production model that takes into account your work output or how m …
Negotiation tips for Non-Compete Clauses
Non-compete clause
by S. TYLER HOLLMIG, MD on
Many physician employment contracts contain non-compete clauses, also known as “restrictive covenants.” From a physician's perspective, the legal language of restrictive covenants and may be difficult to understand and are somewhat intimidating.  These clauses are fraught with significant long-term implications for our careers. While it is critical to consult with an attorney in reviewing you …
Need a Billing & Coding Brush-Up?
Dermatology Coding and Billing
by Adam Friedman, MD on
Have you ever realized you weren’t getting paid because of an error in coding? The good news is you don’t need to be an expert to know how to get paid. Brush up on the basics of ICD-10 from a documentation standpoint and rest easy that you will be properly paid for all your bills submitted to insurance companies. This practical webinar recording with Dr. Adam Friedman will keep you informed: …