Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management - Stephen Wagner

Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management

By Stephen Wagner

  • Release Date: 2017-10-04
  • Genre: Medical

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Consolidations and mergers have dramatically changed the face of the medical practice. From governance issues to information technology, today's practice managers face a host of new complexities and competing priorities that demand more robust skills and knowledge than ever before.

Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management uniquely addresses the educational needs of the modern practice manager. The author, who studied under quality guru W. Edwards Deming, combines a focus on quality and excellence with an important thesis: that working together and putting people first is the best path to success in healthcare.

The author argues that win–lose games and quick-fix solutions have begun to deliver diminished returns in healthcare—not only economically but emotionally and societally. Although the book delves into many practical topics, its aim is to shape the reader's mind-set for a new era of people-focused practice management.

Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management covers these areas and more:

• Information technology and management
• Regulatory issues, law, and practice management
• Strategic planning, project management, and marketing
• Third-party payers and revenue cycle
• Human resources management
• Quality and emergency management

This book will appeal to a wide range of learners, including those in organizational programs, undergraduate and master of health administration programs, and practice management certificate programs. Its insights will not only prepare those new to the field but also help current practice managers to retool and refocus.