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Business of Medicine

Changing landscape

Maneuver the ins and outs of running a practice, data security and patient billing

Get real world insights and tap into tools designed to help you reduce costs and maximize quality of patient care.

Medical school and residency training prepare you to face the clinical challenges of practicing medicine. Medical insight and decision-making skills are most often gained through experience. But many DOs feel ill-equipped when it comes to essentials of the business of medicine, such as managing staff, selecting an EHR or navigating the various levels of E&M coding within CPT.


Safeguard patient privacy

Wondering how to better safeguard your patients’ protected health information? Looking to ensure your practice is HIPAA-compliant? View FAQs from practicing physicians and download the AOA’s comprehensive guide to following the regulations outlined in the HIPAA final rule.

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Avoid the pitfalls of billing & coding

Did you know AOA members are eligible to receive personal assistance from our team of billing and coding experts? Find out how to tap into this member benefit and check out tips, tools and tricks for navigating the world of ICD-10, modifier -25 and coding for OMT.

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Navigate ICD-10

Sure, ICD-10 may contain nearly 70,000 diagnosis codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, and causes of injury or disease. But our list of FAQs will help you make sure your practice is prepared to navigate the latest revision of the medical classification list with ease.

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Participate in Medicare

If you’re a practicing physician, you have three options for Medicare enrollment. Use our Medicare Enrollment Guide to learn what you should expect if you’re a Medicare participating physician, a Medicare non-participating physician or a private contractor.

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Start your own practice

Want to know what it takes to start your own medical practice? Learn the steps you need to take to ensure you’re private practice has a solid foundation.¬†¬†Keep your plan on track by crafting a practice roadmap, finding the perfect location and creating a compliance plan.

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Sell your solo or group practice

Whether you’re retiring from the practice of medicine or making the transition to physician employment, understanding your options for selling your practice will help you maximize value before putting it on the market.

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