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Navigating HIPAA

“Even if your practice does not technically fall under HIPAA (for example - as a fee-for-service practice), you are still subject to state privacy law and security law obligations. Read More
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Telemedicine, Legal Concerns, and Your Functional Medicine Practice

If you are considering offering telemedicine services in your Functional Medicine practice, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, suggests addressing these legal issues first. Read More
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Some Key Legal Issues Before Starting a Functional Medicine Practice

In this case study, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, shares the legal advice he gave to a real client seeking to open a Functional Medicine practice. Read More
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Wading in the Legal Waters: Why Functional Medicine Clinicians Need Legal Risk Management Help

In this first article of what will become a regular series, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, explains why Functional Medicine practitioners need legal assistance to navigate the dizzying crosscurrents of medicine. Read More
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Medical Butlership and the Evolution of Direct Primary Care

Contrary to popular belief, concierge doctors generally don’t dramatically increase their income when they convert their practices. The real compensation for the great majority of these well-intended doctors is the renewed joy of engaging in meaningful relationships with a smaller group of patients. Read More
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Exploring Membership Models: Now Is the Time to Reinvent Your Practice

The idea of private-pay medicine is well established and familiar in most communities as thousands of doctors around the country now contract directly with their patients. Read More
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How Do You Avoid Burnout?

Practice implementation expert Dan Kalish explains how Functional Medicine clinicians, no matter which stage of practice they are in, can avoid common pitfalls and succeed for the long term. Read More
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What Does It Take to Build a Successful Practice?

Dan Kalish, practice implementation educator, explains why Functional Medicine clinicians who attend to the patient, the practice, and themselves as a practitioner (the "three Ps") are the most successful. READ MORE
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Running a Practice, 3 Common Fears, and You

Dan Kalish, founder of the Kalish Institute, has taught practice implementation techniques to 1,000 practitioners worldwide. Here he debunks three fears all clinicians experience in their practices.

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A Moment of Unrivaled Opportunity for Independent Primary Care Physicians

Growing healthcare costs are stifling the autonomy of clinicians and patients alike. What can you do to break the dependency on the volume-driven payer system?

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Practice Implementation Training Program to Launch in January 2018, in Partnership Between IFM and the Kalish Institute

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has partnered with the Kalish Institute to deliver the in-depth, online practice implementation course, “My Practice Plan.”

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Functional Medicine: A Solution When Adoption of Clinical Research Is Slow

It takes an estimated 17 years for new medical research to become the standard of care. Functional Medicine dramatically reduces that gap with cutting-edge, evidence-based care to reduce costs, increase patient satisfaction, and improve outcomes.

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