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.

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VOLUME 115, ISSUE 1, P4-6

Authors:

Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., Mindy S. Christianson, M.D., Joseph Sanfilippo, M.D., M.B.A.

Abstract:

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.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.