Entering Private Practice: A Handbook for Psychiatrists details the advantages and disadvantages of private practice and emphasizes that practitioners must love their work and balance it with a successful personal life. Following a systematic, no-nonsense approach to private practice, these distinguished contributors discuss the nuts and bolts of how to, • Find and set up a private practice, including the use of technology and the web to minimize administrative overhead and enhance clinical servicesA self-administered form to get started; advice on finance, Internet searches, networking, and interviewing; pros and cons of solo practice, small and large psychiatric groups, and multidisciplinary and multispecialty groups; and step-by step instructions on everything from choosing a location and handling finances and billing to hiring staff and selecting décor• Market a practiceTop 10 tips for both internal marketing (advice for communicating with patients and sample patient and physician surveys), and external marketing (effective outlets, including directory listings, brochures and sample content, direct mail, and the media; includes sample press release and media pitch)• Navigate the ins and outs of insurance billing and relationshipsBasic principles and procedures to help practitioners do good work for reasonable pay and help patients get what they most need despite limited resources (including Medicare forms and checklists for understanding insurance benefits and notifying patients about the costs of ancillary services)• Relate to primary care physiciansIntegration of care (referral, consultation, and collaboration) to achieve better patient outcomes, including basic principles and skills for effective communication• Steer clear of legal pitfallsThe top 10 legal and risk management areas of concern for psychiatrists, including practice rules, confidentiality, record-keeping, compliance, managed care, and malpractice insurance, among others• Avoid or deal with common ethical problemsConfidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, dealing with industry, continuing education responsibilities, general health care ethics, collaboration, and money issues illustrated by case vignettes
Joining the ranks of essential guides, Entering Private Practice: A Handbook for Psychiatrists is a must-read for any psychiatrist planning a career in or a career change to private practice.
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Association Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|