Author | Orly Avitzur, MD, MBA

Articles

How Does Your Practice Compare? A How-To Guide to Practice Benchmarking

September 01, 2006

Everyone is talking about the decline in reimbursements and the increase in overhead costs. While most practices are faltering, some are quite successful--that is, they are economically thriving. So what makes the difference?

Profiling and Pay-for-Performance: Is It Quality or Cost That Matters?

March 07, 2006

P4P, pay-for-performance, tiered networks, insurance

Physician Practice Web Sites Growing in Numbers

October 01, 2005

Internet, Web sites, Practice management

Computerized Tools: Taking the Mystery Out of Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement

August 01, 2005

software,coding,reimbursement,billing,practicemanagement,electronicmedicalrecord

Practice Management

May 02, 2005

When Gordon R. Kelley, MD, was called to the ICU in Kansas City, Mo, to evaluate a deteriorating patient who had apparently overdosed on methadone, he was puzzled. CT and MRI scans revealed an obstructive hydrocephalus associated with abnormal signals throughout the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and hippocampi. He knew that these findings were not consistent with a typical cerebrovascular injury, but he and other treating physicians were unsure of the cause of the findings. Reaching for his handheld computer, he entered several key words into his favorite program, NERVLINE: cerebellum . . . heroin . . . leukoencephalopathy