Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Times are tough for independent docs and only getting more difficult. Here are some strategies you can employ to counter the stresses on your independent practice:
1: Cultivate a cash pay practice, ie cosmetics, fertility, concierge.
2: Join an IPA
3: Join a GPO (group purchasing organization)
4: Selectively contract with managed care, not all payers
5: Cherry pick easy diagnoses and refer out the rest
Anything else? Let me know.