Summary: This book is a "pocket consult" for the non-physician provider who wishes to gain a basic understanding of some of the most common concepts of the business of being a healthcare provider. It details the business aspects of being a healthcare provider in today's managed care environment, and covers such topics as billing, coding, benchmarking practice (measuring productivity), and contract negotiation.
Much of the material in this book is derived ...show morefrom the author's 12 years of personal experience as a non-physician provider. She asserts that as healthcare continues to evolve, and as healthcare professionals continue to meet today's clinical challenges, they are now faced with demonstrating knowledge of things such as fiscal responsibility, productivity, and quality management. Failure to develop business acumen may result in lost jobs, closing practices, or becoming subjected to unreasonable demands or expectations.
Whatever the background or motivator, this book is a primer in business for the non-traditional health care provider. ...show less