Providing Staff Evalutions for Your Office Staff

Any conscientious healthcare business practitioner for various reasons can easily overlook evaluating office staff. Two basic reasons are: one, it is extra work; and second, many doctors simply believe that all is working well in their offices and do not want to “rock the boat”.  Yet, it is very important for you to know that your office is operating as efficiently as it can, and with a well-planned, routinely conducted staff evaluation program, you can achieve several advantages.

Accurately Evaluating Your Office Staff

Don’t be Fooled by Fake IRS Communications

5 things you should know about phishing scams

Be aware that fraudsters are trying everything they can to obtain your personal or business financial information.  I received a call from a doctor client who indicated that she received an e-mail from the IRS stating that they were due a refund for taxes paid.  The e-mail looks legitimate as even indicates an official looking reply to address –  The body of the email states the following:

Phishing Scam Warning Sign

Business Intelligence – Using Your Data to Manage Your Practice [Podcast]


Episode 011

Doctors Business Management Show


In this episode, Mike DeVries & his guest, Nate Moore, discuss Using Business Intelligence. Using data from your Medical Practice to Manage Your Business Better. The YouTube Video below is a video recording of the show in which you can see the example reports that were discussed during the show.

If you Like the Show, Encourage Us with Your Support

Review Your Interest Rates

4 things to check if you refinance your adjustable rate loan

Interest rates have been low over the past many years, which has been most advantageous for utilizing adjustable rate loans. Experts say that interest rates will be on the rise this year – an easy prediction given where rates are currently; how can you go wrong? A better prediction would encompass how quickly the interest rates will they rise? I figure why take a chance; why wait?

Interest Rates

Is your Medical or Dental Practice ready for EMV?

Be ready by October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015, all businesses that accept in-person credit card payments must be able to accept new EMV-compliant credit and debit cards, or risk being responsible for card fraud losses.

EMV Credit Cards

Overtime Changes – Fair Labor Standards Act

3 Action Steps to Take Now

On July 6th, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white-collar workers within the first year of its implementation. What impact might this have on a medical or dental practice?

Filling the weekly time sheet for payroll

I’m attending the 2015 NSCHBC Annual Conference this week. This year Dr. Zubin Damania will be a featured keynote speaker – listen to his TedMed Talk above.

Dr. Damania is an insightful healthcare leader and entertaining.  He struck my funny bone – Michael L. DeVries, CFP®, CHBC, EA

Here are other presentations and discussion topics that will be presented at the conference.

  • 6 Crucial Behaviors for Patient-Facing Employees
  • Can Independent Practices Survive the Storm
  • Building Sustainable Customized Reports in Your Practices
  • What it will take for Diagnostic Imaging Providers to survive and thrive in the Healthcare Integration & Consolidation Feeding Frenzy
  • Healthcare: Remixed with Zubin Damania, M.D., ZDoggMD LLC
  • Medical Track: Medical Employed Physician Contracts and Compensation: Current Trends, Stacking Arrangements, and Determination of FMV”
  • Dental Track: Ensuring Practice Success with the Marketing Trifecta

Mike DeVries is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, Enrolled Agent,  and a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant focusing on helping healthcare professionals. If you would like to learn more about becoming a client, contact Mike at

Event: 2015 National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants Conference