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How Can I perform a check up on my vein practice and create a strategic plan for 2016?

In an increasingly competitive “Vein Care” market, physicians are faced with a multitude of issues threatening their success and viability as a stand alone, independent medical practice. A constantly changing reimbursement structure increasingly impacts the practice of medicine. In order to stay competitive and succeed long-term, physician leadership must take an active, structured approach to… Read More »


How To Rank High on Yelp, Healthgrades, Vitals, and Others…

Years of administering patient satisfaction surveys for our clients has taught us that patients who like their doctors not only return for additional care and refer others to the practice, but they also give them higher scores. More importantly, they give high survey scores to the doctors they believe like them.  Conversely, patients switch doctors or give… Read More »


What Direction Is Your Medical Practice Headed?

With a typical day packed with new consults, procedures and patient follow ups, it is no surprise that most physicians have little time to focus on the details of running a successful practice. This article will help you look at the big picture and quickly identify signs of trouble. I have spent the better part… Read More »


Paid Search Best Practices for the Vein Industry

It’s been a running theme throughout most of my columns because it’s common amongst our clients – they’re so busy focusing on the practice and patients (and rightly so) that their digital presence often falls by the wayside. This is especially true when it comes to the complex details of digital marketing. Most physicians understand… Read More »


The ABC’s of Digital Marketing

Over the past ten years, a prominent Internet presence has become one of the most effective tools available to medical practices specializing in vein care to get their name in front of consumers seeking a provider for vein care treatments. Not only has digital marketing become an important resource, it has also dramatically changed the… Read More »


What is a Patient’s First Impression of Your Practice?

  By: David Schmiege The #1 reason in business customers stop doing business with a particular establishment is because of an attitude of indifference by employees. Imagine, then, how influential that first contact with a potential patient can be. A less than positive first impression might cause a patient not to schedule an initial consultation… Read More »


Avoid Fines, Penalties, Recoupment Under Incident-To Services

By David Schmiege Many vein practices insist on using incident-to billing for services rendered by midlevel providers in order to avoid the 15 percent reduction of Medicare’s allowed amount without fully understanding the required guidelines. Incident-to billing brings with it confusion to practice operations, risks and liabilities associated with audits, as well as a hidden… Read More »


Management on Demand

VSA is unique in that we employ experts in just about every aspect of healthcare consulting and practice management. Access to so many resources enables us to help clients increase profits, improve patient and employee satisfaction, and reduce stress for the provider(s) and staff. Our clients include vein practices throughout the United States. Our first… Read More »




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