The need for business in reproductive medicine
As changes in managed care and best practices continue, understanding the business of medicine will grow more important.
VOLUME 115, ISSUE 1, P4-6
Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., Mindy S. Christianson, M.D., Joseph Sanfilippo, M.D., M.B.A.
The business of medicine continues to be an area of growing importance, particularly in reproductive medicine. We provide a synthesis of salient concepts within the spectrum of business in medicine. The topics we review include finances and accounting; business operations as related to human resources, information technology (telemedicine), organizational governance, and practice models; insurance billing and contract negotiations; and the impact of health care policy on reproductive medicine.