Mar 1998

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Provider Sponsored Organizations: A Golden Opportunity in Medicare Managed Care

Patient-Centered Care for Better Patient Adherence

Change: Inevitable but Manageable

Coping With Managed Care's Administrative Hassles


Editor's Page

Just Being a Doctor
Robert L. Edsall


Variety: The Spice of Covered Lives
William R. Phillips

Medicare Update

The Truth and Consequences of Private Contracting
Kent J. Moore

Coding Challenge

Coding an Annual Assessment for a Nursing Home Patient
Charles S. Colodny

Staff Management

How to Evaluate Health Insurance Plans for Your Practice
Bruce Mathews

Marketing Tips

Education and Promotion: A Winning Combination
Wanda Kelsey-Mendez

Communication Skills

The First Rule of Speechmaking: Keep Your Audience Awake
Ellen Belzer

Salaried FP

Salaried Physicians: Managers in Disguise
C. Carolyn Thiedke

FP Stat

Managed Care Smiles on Primary Care


AMA Seeks More Input About Documentation GuidelinesCompany Takes New Tiered Approach to Drug Co-PaymentsBusiness Groups Trying to Stop Patients' Rights BillsMinorities Lead Drop in Applications to U.S. Medical SchoolsHealth Benefit Costs Expected to Rise, Despite Managed Care


And the Survey Says ...

While We're On the Subject

An ICD-9 Cheat Sheet


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