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How to Improve the Emergency Department’s Documentation Process

May 6, 2019

How to Improve the Emergency Department’s Documentation ProcessEmergency department (ED) documentation is the sole record of a patient’s ED visit, aside from the clinician’s and patient’s memory. Emergency physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are expected to be thorough, accurate,... read more

Patient Safety in the Emergency Department

March 12, 2019

Patient Safety in the Emergency Department Patient Safety Awareness Week Approximately 250,000 preventable hospital deaths occur each year, making medical error the third leading cause of death in the United States. The fast-paced, quick-thinking environment of the ED, combined with often sick and complex... read more

2018 Tax Reform for Independent Contractor Physicians

February 27, 2019

2018 Tax Reform for Independent Contractor PhysiciansIn Dec. 2017, Congress passed the largest piece of tax legislation in three decades. This massive overhaul is the first complete restructure of the tax code since Regan’s presidential year. The new legislation went into effect Jan. 1, 2018, but... read more

Ways to Improve Patient Experience: The Clinician’s Role

January 21, 2019

Ways to Improve Patient Experience: The Clinician’s RoleAs we enter an era where healthcare consumers are more informed than ever before of their available choices, and providers have access to more contextual data, physicians and APCs have a unique opportunity to directly benefit their practices’... read more

12 Tips for a Smooth Credentialing Process

December 10, 2018

12 Tips for a Smooth Credentialing ProcessCredentialing is the process every provider completes before coming onboard with a new practice. It is an essential step to verify your education, licensures, qualifications and references, as well as, making sure the practice gets paid for the work the provider... read more

[Case Study] Lower Wait Times & Improved Patient Experience

November 13, 2018

WellStar West Georgia Adjusts ED OperationsLower Wait Times and Improved Patient Experience BACKGROUND Located just 50 minutes southwest of Atlanta in LaGrange, Ga., WellStar West Georgia Medical Center is a 276-bed facility treating approximately 62,000 patients per year in the emergency department... read more

2018 ApolloMD Leadership Conference Awards

October 10, 2018

Medical Directors of the YearEmergency Medicine Andrew Matthews, MD Andrew Matthews, MD, CaroMont Regional Medical Center Emergency Medicine Medical Director, was named Medical Director of the Year during the 2018 ApolloMD Leadership Conference held in Atlanta. “We are blessed with many outstanding... read more

Independent Contractor Physician – LLC or S. Corp?

September 13, 2018

Independent Contractor Physician – LLC or S. Corp?A quick guide to getting started As a physician, there are several practice opportunities with different employment statuses available during the job search, with two of the most common being an employee (W2) or an independent contractor (1099).... read more

ACEP18 | Guide to Thrive

August 8, 2018

ACEP 18 Guide to Thrive Celebrating ACEP’s 50th AnniversaryWhen and Where is ACEP? October 1-4, 2018 Pre-Conference Courses begin September 30th San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 How to Register There are several ways to register for ACEP18. Register online at acep.org/acep18,... read more