Operating a private healthcare practice in today's environment presents many challenges. Shrinking insurance reimbursements, changing regulations, rising business costs, can all feel like barriers to success.
ACP has a broad array of products, services and expertise to help you along the way. From financial management to insurance to managing your staff, we are here to provide you with the tools and advice you need to assist in the establishment and growth of your practice.
ACP and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) have collaborated to provide physicians with a landing page that pulls together shared MGMA and ACP practice management resources. Find resources on Your Medical Practice, Coding and Billing, Payer Relations, Patient Care Delivery, Practice Solution for Physicians, and Risk Management, Compliance and health policy. Learn more.
Developing your business plan, understanding the key economic indicators that will make your practice sucessful, how to properly code and bill for services to ensure appropriate reimbursements are just some of the tools and resources ACP provides to our members.
From the Joint Commission to HIPAA to HITECH and others, maintaining compliance is a critical component to operating a successful practice. ACP can help you through each step to help you manage your risk.
ACP has compiled a wide variety of forms for use in your practice. They include patient charts, logs, information sheets, office signs, and forms for use by practice administration. Most can be used as is or customized to meet the needs of your own practice.
Patient Care and Office Forms
Flow sheets, progress notes, problems lists, patient history questionnaires, plus registration, encounter, telephone message forms, and much more.
Clinical Chart Abstraction Tool
Downloadable Excel file for easy office use.
Hiring and retaining the best healthcare professionals to make your practice successful is an important part of your practice growth. Patients want to see stability in the staff as they come to develop relationships and trust with their clinicians. Clinicans want a practice where they are not only compensated fairly but also where they can grow their skills and make a difference in their patients' lives.
ACP has developed resources to help you navigate human resources issues including negotiating a physician contract; consider a part-time physician; adding physician assistants or nurse practitioners to your practice and how to conduct effective evaluations.
ACP has developed relationships with two organizations to help our members as they consider their group or liability insurance options.
Practice Ownership Tools
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Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition
This new edition reflects recent clinical and social changes and continues to present the important issues facing practitioners and their LGBT patients. Read more about the Guide. Also see ACP's recent policy position paper on LGBT health disparities.
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