Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan [Feature]

The author, a contract analyst for a multispecialty group, describes the questions family physicians ought to ask themselves when evaluating managed care contracts.

Oct 2006 Issue
Grade Your Payers: The AAFP/FPM Survey of Physicians' Experiences With Third-Party Payers [Feature]

This article will describe the survey of physicians' satisfaction with payers that FPM and the AAFP are launching in October 2006.

Oct 2006 Issue
Managed Care Administrative Tasks: Cutting the Red Tape [Feature]

This article discusses the most significant hassle factors related to managing multiple managed care plans and describes best practices for dealing with them.

Oct 2006 Issue
Hand Your Health Plans a Report Card [From The Editor]

Introduces the FPM/AAFP Health Plan Survey

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Negotiating Your Semi-Retirement Package [Feature]

This article discusses the financial arrangements practice owners can make five or six years prior to retirement to make the transition to partial or full retirement go more smoothly.

Oct 2004 Issue
Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? [Feature]

The article explains how physicians can negotiate with payers for fairer reimbursement rates and when they should try this approach.

May 2003 Issue
Dealing With a Health System That Fails to Honor Your Employment Agreement [Feature]

The author, a health care attorney, will give readers strategies for resolving conflicts with health care systems. The article focuses on two areas: failure of the system to suppport the doctor (e.g., inadequate facilities or support staff) and failure of the system to pay incentive compensation.

Apr 2003 Issue
Evaluating Health Plans: Finding the Keepers [Feature]

The article provides step-by-step instructions for evaluating health plan contracts and determining which ones to keep and which ones to drop.

Apr 2001 Issue
Limiting Restrictive Covenants [Salaried FP]

The author, a lawyer, provides readers with an "all-you-need-to--know" guide about restrictive covenants.

Apr 2000 Issue
Sharpen Your Salary Negotiation Skills With Leverage [Salaried FP]

This article describes the types of leverage physicians have and how to use it during a job search and contract negotiations.

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