During our last discussion, we talked about the anatomy of leadership. By "anatomy", I refer to what the structure looks like... How it fits together. What pieces join to form a need for leadership? As we all know, however, you can look good on paper, but when it comes to how the whole thing actually … Continue reading Leadership Physiology: What Makes a Successful Leader?
So there I was last week... Smiling to myself. Patting myself on the back. Thinking all the while, "I've got this virtual medicine coding thing down." Yeah. Riiiiiiight. Medical coding is challenging enough. First, you have to figure out how complicated the patient encounter is. This is based on how many checkboxes you can click … Continue reading Into the Weeds of Virtual Visit Coding
So with the recent health crisis, global economic collapse and all-around doom, physicians are faced with a challenge -- How can you deliver care when you can't be in the same room as your patient? Or your staff? As a surgeon, how can you offer procedures to patients who need them? What criteria are you … Continue reading Lights, Camera…
Oh boy... It's been awhile since I started this blog. My initial purpose for writing as The Lonely Surgeon was to help docs who perhaps missed some classes in business and management along the way survive in the wilderness of medicine. Now that my MBA is complete and I have some time to devote to … Continue reading Staying Afloat: Elective Practice in the Socially-Distanced Age
Ah, the mystery deepens! Your contract. What does it mean? Why does it have so many pages? What kind of human would actually write something as dry and foreign as that? Are they all the same? Which parts of them really matter, and which parts can I skip over when I pretend to read it? … Continue reading Translating Your Contract