Neil H. Baum, MD
Neil H. Baum, MD, is a urologist in private practice in New Orleans. He is the author of "Marketing Your Clinical Practice-Ethically, Effectively, and Economically."
Selling your practice: How to determine its value
This article will discuss the concept of practice valuation and how to go from abstraction to dollars or how to make dollars and “cents” of the process of putting a dollar value on a urologic practice.
Improve patient care as well as your business
today’s urologist has to stay current with new technology and care models and cater to patients who seek more knowledge and participation in their care. In part two of this two-part article, I will discuss how these practices are both good for business and for improving the quality of the care you provide.
Business of urology is more than just A/R, RVUs
The time has arrived for all urologists to become involved in the business side of their practice.
A few words of wisdom from urologist Neil H. Baum, and a fond farewell
It is with a bit of sadness and a great deal of joy that I conclude more than 15 years of writing or co-authoring this column for Urology Times. In this article, I would like to share some thoughts on what I've learned and what I wish I had known 15 years ago.
Which compensation model is best for your urology practice?
Knowing current urologist salaries at a hospital or deciding how much to pay a new urologist joining a group practice can be difficult whether you're the applicant or the hiring physician. Several different compensation models exist, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.
'Meaningful use' of an EHR system: How to achieve it in your urology practice
This article defines meaningful use, lists the elements necessary to qualify for those elusive meaningful use incentives, and helps you decide whether and when your practice might want to engage in the process of EHR implementation.
Don't let patient no-shows erode your urology practice's revenue
There is a lot we can do to improve our practices' efficiency and productivity. One of the simplest methods is to decrease the no-show rate, a problem that affects most medical practices.
Veterans Affairs urology career offers stability, strong benefits
By the end of this article, you should better understand the VA practice model as it relates to the practice of urology.
How to put patients at the center of your urology practice
Patients can find health care information almost as easily as a physician can, and many patients are taking a more active role in their health care, including involvement in decision making and working with the doctor as part of a team.

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