Private Practice (February)

Date of Issue: 02/01/2016 | Volume: 14 | Number: 2

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

There are several key business challenges involved in setting up and running your own sucessful private medical practice. In this issue, we provide information on running all aspects of your business, including the perennial challenges of documentation and coding.

In This Issue


E&M Codes for Fun and Profit: A Story of 4 Psychiatrists

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

Since 2013, all psychiatrists have had to use new CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes. This article gives you a quick overview of evaluation and management (E/M) coding, and I’ll share the experiences of 4 psychiatrists who have been using these codes over the last 3 years.

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Expert Q&A

Starting Your Own Private Practice: A Business Model

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips

Dr. Byrne consults with psychiatrists on startinig a private practice, and helps them troubleshoot their practice model. In this interview, she shares her insight on starting a private practice with the base understanding that embarking on private practice is essentially starting a small business.

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Research Update

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism

Topics: Antidepressants | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Research Updates

Rates of autism diagnoses are on the rise. While no one knows for sure why, a new study explores whether the increased use of antidepressants during pregnancy might be one of the causes.

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