By Howie Chen- if I lease my office space to another doctor, what things should I include in the contract?
Although the practice environment, the hiring physician’s character, location, work hours, scope of practice, vacation time, etc. are all important criteria in
Editor’s note: this article is written by our colleague and friend Sharam Danesh, MD who started a solo retina practice
It’s just a month or so away. Howie will be participating in two events: Monday, October 14, 11:00 a.m. to
By Matt Swanic, world renowned lasik surgeon- the best devices for biometry and cataract surgery intraocular lens calculation, 2019 edition
Cash pay patients One question everyone has is how much to charge for cash pay patients, as well as refractions. Some folks who just opened are desperate to bring patients in the door so will give a big discount to cash pay patients. My advice: very bad move. If a patient has insurance us you’re almost always contractually obligated to bill the insurance and not see them as cash pay. If you make your cash rate lower than the insured allowed amounts, then the patient doesn’t have the incentive to use their insurance. This might be a better deal for the patient before they meet their deductible. But then they might ask you to bill their insurance after they meet the deductible, and it might be past the filing limit. Yes, I know a patient could pretend to be uninsured and never show you their card. Next, you don’t want patients picking you based on being the lowest price in
Ever get upset when a insurance company nickels and dimes you or says they paid their claims but didn’t? Ever
By Howie Chen and Ho Sun Choi- mistakes accountants make can cost solo doctors big time