Policies and Procedures for a Successful Medical Practice

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Policies and Procedures for a Successful Medical Practice

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Policies and Procedures for a Successful Medical Practice

American Medical Association

Get started developing your policies and procedures manual with basic content provided in Policies and Procedures for a Successful Medical Practice that can be customized to fit your office environment. Learn how to write and create policies and procedures that can be used to train your employees to do things your way, and to add professionalism and consistency to your practice.

For easier reading and adaptation, Policies and Procedures mirrors an actual policy and procedure manual, separating administrative and general practice protocols, including policies and procedures for the employee handbook.

Features and Benefits

  • Adapt and adopt the sectioned and separated content: Use the Introduction, Administrative and General Practice sections provided to get you started
  • Use provided templates for checklists, policies and procedures, and forms
  • “Living and breathing” written protocols: Build infrastructure to improve workflow and increase efficiencies
  • Learn to write P&Ps and format documentation: Fundamental tips on how to write effective policies and procedures and the best documentation format for a policies and procedures manual
  • Insight and advice: Best practices from AMA Practice Management Center
  • Use of written protocols as a tool for efficient practice management: EHR, HIPAA, Meaningful Use, e-RX, personnel recruitment and management, business and marketing, licensure and accreditation, billing and reimbursement, patient scheduling, registration, and medical records administration, etc.
  • Marketing and social media: Understand the implications under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule, and HITECH Omnibus Final Rule
  • Facebook and Twitter: Capitalize on benefits of practice exposure in social media

About the Author-Publisher

The American Medical Association (AMA) is the premier national organization dedicated to shaping a healthier future for America by empowering the nation’s physicians to provide safer, more efficient, and higher quality care for patients and communities. For more information on the AMA, please visit www.ama-assn.org.

For more than 40 years the AMA has used its knowledge and resources to author and publish books, data files, and online resources that answer the needs of today’s busy physicians and their staff. The AMA line includes titles on CPT®, HCPCS, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10 coding; reimbursement; practice management; impairment; and HIPAA, electronic health records, and meaningful use.