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Physician Practice Management, Second Edition
Essential Operational and Financial Knowledge

Author(s): Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE, President, L. Wolper, Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9780763771010
  • Hardcover    648 pages      © 2013
Price: $223.95 US List
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Published in association with the MGMA and written for physician leaders and senior healthcare managers as well as those involved in smaller practices, Physician Practice Management: Essential Operational and Financial Knowledge, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the breadth of knowledge required to effectively manage a medical group practice today. Distinguished experts cover a range of topics while taking into special consideration the need for a broader and more detailed knowledge base amongst physicians, practice managers and healthcare managers. Topics covered in this must-have resource include: physician leadership, financial management, health care information technology, regulatory issues, compliance programs, legal implications of business arrangements, medical malpractice, facility design, and capital financing for physician group practices.

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  Acknowledgments  1  
Forword  1  
Section  I  Practice Operations and Functions
    Chapter  1  International Physician and Health System Practice: Can the United States Reform Efforts Learned from Other Nations? by Grant T. Savage, Mohamed Bouras, Leo van der Reis
    Chapter  2  Organization and Operations of Medical Group Practice by Stephen L. Wagner
    Chapter  3  Physician Leadership in Medical Group Practice by Gary S. Kaplan
    Chapter  4  Management of Nursing Services by Sheila Richmeier
    Chapter  5  Human Resources Management in Group Practice by Michael A. O'Connell
    Chapter  6  Marketing Health Care Services by Roberta N. Clarke
    Chapter  7  Public Health and Private Physician Medical Practice Preparedness: Can we be Medically Prepared for the Next Disaster? by Denise O'Farrell, Howard L. Smith, Keri D. Black, Annette Phillipp, Lawrence Wolper, David N. Gans, Neill Piland
Section  II  Monitoring and Controlling Physician Organizations
    Chapter  8  Physician Practice: Organization, Management, and Financial Overview by Michael J. Kelley, Steven Falcone, Stephen G. Schwartz, Richard D. Norwood
    Chapter  9  Accounting and Budgeting for Medical Practice Managers by Steven M. Andes, David N. Gans
    Chapter  10  Financial Management and Reporting by Lee Ann H. Webster
    Chapter  11  Practice Benchmarking by Elizabeth Woodcock
    Chapter  12  Health Care Information Technology for Medical Group Practices by Margret Amatayakul
    Chapter  13  Office Practice Risk Management by Geraldine Amori
Section  III  Essential Knowledge for Contemporary Management
    Chapter  14  Legal Issues Associated with Medical Practices and Business Arrangements in the Health Care Industry by Bruce A. Johnson and Jennifer L. Weinfeld
    Chapter  15  Labor and Employment Laws Applicable to Physicians' Practices by Peter D. Stergios (Executive Editor), John M. McKelway (Editor), Jennifer Itzkoff (Editor)
    Chapter  17  Regulatory and Design Issues for an Effective Physician Practice Compliance Program by Michael R. Costa, John M. McKelway (Editor), Jennifer Itzkoff (Editor)
    Chapter  18  Implementing and Operating a Physician Compliance Plan by Lawrence Wolper
    Chapter  19  Tax Qualified Retirement Plans and Fringe Benefits by Richard A. Naegele, Kelly Ann VanDenHaute
    Chapter  20  Medical Malpractice: An Explanation and Analysis by Chris Morrison Editors: Julie Brightwell, Dan Bucsko, Susan Shephard, Darrell Ranum

Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE-President, L. Wolper, Inc.

Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE, is President of L. Wolper, Inc., in Morristown, New Jersey. The firm is a full service consulting organization specializing in all aspects of physician group practice, hospital alignment, revenue cycle assessment, and managed care. In addition, L. Wolper, Inc, has extensive experience in managing large physician group practices and ambulatory surgery centers in order to assist them in achieving strategic growth goals and to augment operational and financial efficiencies.
Mr. Wolper has more than 25 years of consulting and senior executive experience, and has been the advisor to, or managed, major group practices, faculty practice plans, ambulatory surgery centers, and integrated networks. Prior to founding his firm in 1987, he was a partner in KPMG, International, LLP, with New York area and national responsibility for physician practice and ambulatory care consulting. At that time, he was involved in the development of large group practices, faculty practice plans, and provider networks. Prior to his partnership in KPMG, he was a consulting partner with Ingram, Weitzman, Mertens & Co., a large regional health care accounting and consulting firm.
He has published over thirty-five professional journal articles, and eight texts, on a variety of subjects that are germane to physician and faculty practice, and to health care administration. His book Health Care Administration: Principles, Practices, Structure, and Delivery, Second Edition, won a prestigious national award as one of the top 250 texts in the health sciences industry. The text was recently released in its fifth edition, and remains one of the leading texts in the industry.
Mr. Wolper received an MBA in Health Care Ad¬min¬i¬stration from Bernard M. Baruch College/Ricklin School of Business–Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a BA in Advertising/Marketing from Hofstra University. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow in HMO Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an Association of University Programs in Hospital Administration (AUPHA) Fellow studying the British National Health System and the Kings Fund College of Hospital Manage¬ment in London, England.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and was an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Executive MPH Program at Columbia University, teaching a course on managed care and organized delivery systems.

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