Fall | 2018
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Head off problematic Physician behavior at the pass
Of the issues and problems that can arise in a medical practice, disruptive behavior on the part of a physician is one of the most difficult to address. Such behavior may involve failure to attend meetings or being late for work — and may even extend to something as serious as harassment of staff. The American Medical Association (AMA) has defined disruptive behavior as “personal conduct, whether verbal or physical, that negatively affects, or that potentially may negatively affect, patient care.”

How to create a fair wage structure for your medical practice
Your wage structure can vary widely depending on whether your practice is new, with freshly hired staff, or is older, with staff that have been with the practice for many years. For instance, you may find your office in the awkward position of having a long-term medical receptionist who makes more money than newly hired registered nurses. These apparent inequities can create resentment among staff. Your practice can generally handle this, though, via a smart wage structure and policy.

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The art and science of patient scheduling

Good patient scheduling is both an art and a science. How do physicians determine the right amount of time to devote to each patient while limiting wait time? Obviously, efficiency is a goal — but not at the expense of caring for patients. It’s important to take into account personality differences, of both physicians and patients, and the complexity of the medical conditions being addressed — while still keeping the schedule on track. 

The ins and outs of health insurance

We are in an era of high-deductible health plans. According to U.S. News & World Report , the number of uninsured adults in the U.S. stayed steady in 2017 at about 13%, while the number of people with high-deductible plans went up. At least one study defined a high-deductible plan as having an annual deductible of $1,300 or more for a single person and $2,500 or more for a family. And according to data pulled from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adults under the age of 65 who had high-deductible plans rose from 39.4% in 2016 to 43.2% in 2017.

Firm News:
HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors ranked "Top 150" by CalCPA

TUSTIN, CA, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 – The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) has ranked HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors (“HMWC”) as one of its “Top 150 CPA firms” in terms of CalCPA membership  
 
Salary Survey & Employee Benefits Seminar
HMWC Healthcare Services Team Speakers:
Steve Willliams, CPA
Jay Wikum, CPA, CPME

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Cost: FREE

Location: HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors
17501 East 17th Street, Ste 100
Tustin, CA 92780
HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors | (714) 505-9000 | (714) 505-9200 F | cpas@hmwccpa.com