Medscape’s Physician Business Academy – This link has direct links to has a number of useful business courses for physicians. There are links to 16 business courses and most of them offer CME.


Medscape Physician Business Academy is designed to help all physicians, employed and self-employed as well as new and more established practicing physicians, become successful in their medical practice and career by providing the essential business information that most medical schools and residency programs don’t teach.

Here are links to the Physician Business Academy Resources:

Reimbursement: New Payment Models MACRA, MIPS, APMs, and Bundled Payments

Revenue & Reimbursement: Insurance Working With Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and Self-pay

Negotiating and Getting Paid by Insurers Deciding Which Insurers to Retain or Drop

Medical Practice and the Law Legal Agreements and Forms of Organization

Finance: Accounting and Profitability Fiscal Management and Budgets

Strategy: Running a Successful Business How to Make Your Medical Practice Succeed

EHRs: Overcoming the Challenges Working With EHRs and Reporting Data

Using EHRs to Improve Your Practice Strategies to Increase Effectiveness

Coding: What You Need to Know for Optimal Payment Getting Paid Using ICD-10 and CPT Coding

Malpractice: What to Do if You Get Sued Lawsuits and the Physician’s Best Defense

Finding the Right Physician Job Identify and Land the Job, and Negotiate the Contract

Combating Physician Burnout Tactics and Strategies for Easing Burnout

Physician Safety Nets Buying Disability and Malpractice Insurance

What It’s Really Like for Physicians to Work for a Hospital The Pros and Cons of Hospital Employment

Personal Finance: Planning Your Future How to Save, Invest, and Grow Your Assets

Medical Ethics Making Challenging Decisions

Another Medscape resource is The Business Of Medicine Home Page.

And another way to access excellent Medscape business articles is by running a Medscape search on “The Business of Medicine“. Here is a list of some articles I found by running that search:

CVS-Aetna Deal Turns Up the Heat on Physicians
Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD

Should Dissatisfied Patients Get Their Money Back?
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

Advanced Practice Nurses: Developing A Business Plan for an Independent Ambulatory Clinical Practice
Joyce E. Johnson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Wendy S. Garvin, MSN, APRN-BC, RN  Nurs Econ. 2017;35(3):126-133.

Lessons Learned From Nurse Practitioner Independent Practice: A Conversation With a Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur
Joyce A. Hahn, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP; Wesley Cook, APRN, FNP-BC, CPSN  Nurs Econ. 2018;36(1):18-22.

Inspired Medicine: Getting Patients to Make Healthy Changes
Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (Hon) January 31, 2018

American Healthcare Is an American Sickness
George D. Lundberg, MD

This Medical Bill Can’t Be Right, Can It?
Tom G. Bartol, NP  April 12, 2018

Oncologists Spend Too Little Time With Patients, Too Much on EHR
Maurie Markman, MD  April 26, 2018

Oncologist Compensation Increase Last Year Among the Top
Nick Mulcahy April 18, 2018

GE Rides Gene Therapy Wave With Ready-made Viral Drug Factories
By Ben Hirschler April 19, 2018

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