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The author, a contract analyst for a multispecialty group, describes the questions family physicians ought to ask themselves when evaluating managed care contracts.
This article will describe the survey of physicians' satisfaction with payers that FPM and the AAFP are launching in October 2006.
This article discusses the most significant hassle factors related to managing multiple managed care plans and describes best practices for dealing with them.
Introduces the FPM/AAFP Health Plan Survey
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.
The article explains how physicians can negotiate with payers for fairer reimbursement rates and when they should try this approach.
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.
The article provides step-by-step instructions for evaluating health plan contracts and determining which ones to keep and which ones to drop.
The author, a lawyer, provides readers with an "all-you-need-to--know" guide about restrictive covenants.
This article describes the types of leverage physicians have and how to use it during a job search and contract negotiations.