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Core Instructional Series

Essential Business & Practice Management Skills for Physicians

In order to practice medicine successfully, you need both superior clinical and non-clinical skills.

The following presentations, delivered by experienced physician leaders, covers a baskic skill area. Each presentation includes slides with a voice-over sound recording. You may also download and print a companion set of slides with written notes for future reference. Click on your topic of choice and begin learning today.

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“Coding Basics: Getting Paid for What You Do”

Jeannine Z. P. Engel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Narrated PowerPoint Video (45 minutes)
This video teaches the basics of how to code and bill outpatient Evaluation & Management (E&M) services. While this recording predates the elimination of consult codes, the Initial Preventive Physical Exam (IPPE), and the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), it is still accurate and relevant. This presentation is for the paper-based practice - it does not address issues and precautions related to EHR use, such as cloning, re-use, checklists, and errors in typed or dictated notes. Please disregard the few slides regarding consultation codes. (June 2012)
PowerPoint Slides with Speaker Notes

Supplemental Materials:

“Physician Time Management”

Jeffrey P. Friedman, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine of NYU School of Medicine
Former Managing Partner of Murray Hill Medical Group, PC, New York, NY

Narrated PowerPoint Video (16 minutes)
PowerPoint Slides with Speaker Notes

"Efficiency through Effective Communication” (20-minutes)

David J. Gullen, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine,
Mayo Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Former Chair, ACP Board of Regents

Video (20 minutes)

“Recruiting, Supervising & Motivating Office Staff”

Daniel G. Wallace, MD, MPH, FACP
Kaiser Permanente, Rancho San Diego, La Mesa, CA

PowerPoint Slides with Speaker Notes

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