By Dr. Gretchen Green, Guest Writer

Many physicians see patients and perform procedures and then get paid every few weeks, often without having had direct conversations with patients about cost. We may have a vague conversation about patients contacting their insurance companies or speaking with our billing office to get details, but many physicians may have little to no involvement in day-to-day billing.

In contrast, as an expert witness reviewing medical malpractice cases for attorneys, fees are often the first topic of conversation after discussing your clinical credentials and ensuring that no conflict of interest exists. No wonder many physicians who are new to expert work are taken aback at how immediately and transparently the issue of money comes up. For some, this reinforces a stereotype that expert work is “just being a hired gun.”

But when you go to a restaurant, the prices are on the menu when

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