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January/February 2010 Issue
The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Secrets to Success [Feature]

This article shares one practice's success story with the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and provides readers with experienced advice and tips on reporting successfully.


Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
New Year, New Medicare Preventive Coverage [Feature]

Your practice and your patients will happily ring in these three changes.


Jun 2008 Issue
How to Say Goodbye to Medicare [Feature]

With another payment cut looming, opting out of Medicare may be worth considering.


May 2008 Issue
Medicare's (Un)sustainable Growth Rate [Opinion]

Even paying physicians too little may be too much for Medicare.


Jan 2008 Issue
Does Primary Care Need Medicare? [Opinion]

Its payment system undervalues primary care, and its regulations include jail time for physicians' mistakes. What's not to love?


Feb 2007 Issue
What's New in Medicare Preventive Benefits [Feature]

The list of covered services has grown significantly in the last 10 years and includes some additions for 2007.


May 2006 Issue
An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement [Feature]

Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.


Feb 2006 Issue
A New Future With an Old Business Model [Feature]

Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.


Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care [Feature]

Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.


Apr 2005 Issue
How to Conduct a "Welcome to Medicare" Visit [Getting Paid]

The author walks fellow physicians though Medicare's new Initial Preventive Pysical Exam, expaining how it differs from a tradiitonal complete physical exam and suggesting screening methods that will make the IPPE effective and efficient.


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