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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Plus travel fees of course…all in advance, you’d be surprised how these people disappear once they stop needing you

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    I cannot advise you regarding numbers for your specialty so I will leave that to someone else. However, I like how your strategy is taking shape. Cordial tone is always a good thing if you want things to develop favorably. Use data whenever needed. Develop multiple BATNAs. Never agree to something unless you truly understand it, which means thanking them for a positive meeting and checking with other folks before making a decision like what you are doing. You know what they say…if you don’t know who the fool at the poker table is, it means it’s you. These people you deal with have nothing else to do the whole day but play games and they know how to excel at that. We are rookies compared to them since we have actual business to conduct during the day. I also like that you are taking charge of your coding. Never rely on anyone else for your livelihood. Perhaps spend a few more months in the status quo so that you can learn your actual productivity once the correct coding is applied. This will help you formulate a most beneficial plan moving forward. Hard to talk about your current productivity numbers and incorporate them into a bonus structure if those numbers are not correct. Keep it up but don’t be in a hurry at this point, I feel like you need more data points. This will help you whether you stay or whether you jump ship.

    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    How about the other physicians in your group, what are their feelings about this? If you are all on the same page, have you spoken to whoemever is planning staffing and figure out why they are over hiring? First step is communication and seeing why they are doing what they are doing.

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Ok 2 more…

    While on a gyn rotation I saw a clinic patient. She was due for her pap smear. I walked in the room, told her she needed a pap smear because we could not find records of one, she smiled and said go for it. I inserted the speculum and spent several minutes looking for her cervix. Embarassed, I walked out of the room looking for an attending to do her exam since I could not find the cervix, just a bunch of tissue folds. Long story short she had a hysterectomy and never told anyone. When I asked her why she did not tell anyone she told me I was cute.

    Other side of the country, years later, before inducing anesthesia…’Ma’am, big breath, big breath please’…’Oh thank you Doctor, thank you’

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Last year I spoke with Jay Adkisson himself. He said no, IRS is on to these setups. He said not to do it based on recent case law.

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Med school, psych rotation, crisis response center for major East coast city. Pt is mental ward for some bipolar issues and medication management. He ends up on the floor seizing. Once the seizure stops, he is disoriented and asks what happened. Floor tech, not knowing the nuances of medicine, told him he just had a stroke. The pt panics hearing this news and starts seizing again. Not sure why but it did seem humorous at the time.

    A few years later, homeless guy comes in complaining of pain in his foot. Turns out he has been unable to get the shoe off his foot for months. He finally was able to get a friend to get it off today but got worried because there were some loose bones inside the shoe. It was his own toes that fell off at some point in the previous month. Again, not sure why, but it is somehow humorous to me

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Malpractice? No, legally it won’t hold up. Been there, schemed about it, turned it down.

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    To insure what?

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Splash Refinancing Bonus

    What happens if this is not stopped is that insurance companies will drop providers so that when patients come to your practice, you are forced to accept the lower out of network rate with no opportunity to negotiate. It is a big disaster no matter your specialty. Nobody likes balance billing, but this is the wrong way to go about it. We like to argue about minuscule ER differences for funds on this forum. Talk about getting our priorities wrong. This is a big deal, glad people are talking about it.

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Wow this is a great deal, for Unison that is. Why on earth would you take on all the expenses, taxes, upkeep, insurance, renovations, just to share the benefits with a third party? I’d lend you the money with no upfront costs and still make out like a bandit at your expense. I hope nobody falls for these predatory traps.

    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    FYI, home renovations always end up costing twice as much as planned and take twice as long

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    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Also, OP, how much money to contribute to an employer sponsored account has nothing to do with IRA, Roth IRA, or backdoor Roth contributions and such.

    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Yes, since at the average physician’s income there is no deduction for for a trad IRA

     

    Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    Wouldn’t IRA accounts become problematic though when it comes to medicaid eligibility and such? For instance, a medical catastrophe happens, wouldn’t Medicaid require you to deplete the IRA before kicking in?

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