Become a Top Notch Provider in Managed Care

Whether you are a new residency graduate or healthcare provider in practice for a couple of years, you are aware that the business of healthcare in the United States is changing rapidly. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), health management organizations (HMOs), mega insurance companies, large physician practices, and hospitals are all looking for top physicians in their respective specialties.

How do you become a top physician in the niche market of managed care?  How do you provide the best care in such a dynamic environment?  What are some healthy habits that you could be working on to better yourself?  Some physicians are fortunate to have great mentors within their organization that instill the knowledge and provide tools to be successful.  Other providers are self-taught and are eager to read up on business changes in healthcare and attend conferences regularly.

All physicians acquire skills differently, but we all have the same thing in common.  We have a strong desire to learn and help others.  Throughout my career, I have learned how habits can affect my personal and professional life for better or for worse.  I have also discovered how being aware of my strengths and addressing weaknesses can change lives dramatically.

Some of the things that have helped me are listed below.

  • Discovering Life Balancing tools
  • Reading and listening to non-fiction books on a regular basis
  • Exercising regularly
  • Completing a comprehensive self-assessment
  • Receiving regular updates from reputable healthcare business websites
  • Participating in non-medical activities
  • Listening to the advice of people who care

What are some of the things that have made you a top-notch health care provider?

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