Nov-Dec 1998

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Features

Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies

Do-It-Yourself Disease Management

Take-Home Messages From the Academy's Managed Care Forum

What the Hospitalist Movement Means to Family Physicians

Departments

Editor's Page

Watch for Changes in Family Practice Management
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

Find Out How Much Your Plans Are Really Paying You
Jack Valancy

Staff Management

How You Can Keep Your Generation Xers on Staff
C. Carolyn Thiedke

FP Stat

(Small) Trends in Physician Compensation

Coding & Documentation

What to Do About Medicare OverpaymentsDocumenting Musculoskeletal FindingsICD-9 Codes for Lab WorkCoding Certification for Driving

Ask FPM

Utilization ManagementCreating an Office Manual for Rural Health Certification

Monitor

GAO: Don't Expect HCFA to be Ready for Year 2000More Health Plans Refuse to Release HEDIS ResultsHealth Care Costs See Modest IncreaseDozens of Plans Leave Medicare HMO MarketFirst PSO In Is First to LeavePreventive Services Task Force Reconvenes; Three FPs on Board

Letters

Practical Coding Help

On Physicians, PPMCs and Profit

Evaluating Physician Performance

What's Fraud for the Goose ...

Not for Computer Nerds Only

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