Starting a practice is not just about practicing medicine. It's about the business of medicine. It's hiring staff, picking vendors, seeking legal counsel, evaluating real estate, credentialing, and more. Generally, these topics are not covered in medical school.
This guide will walk you through the process of starting your own practice, whether that be in a solo setting or in a group.
Legal Organization and Structure
Licenses and Registration
Vendors and Suppliers
Policies and Procedures
Health Care Payment Plan Credentialing
Coding and Documentation
Released: April 5, 2013
Expires: April 5, 2016
This course is appropriate for physicians, residents, and students in all specialties.
Upon completion of his self-study program, readers should be able to:
1. Develop leadership skills and be able to undertake the business responsibility of owning a practice;
2. Learn financial management; and
3. Make decisions pertaining to managing an efficient medical practice.
The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online test and course evaluation to obtain credit.
Liability Insurance Discount
Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who complete this course will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed $1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.