Health plans, general

May/June 2014 Issue
The New Normal: Helping Patients Navigate the Changing Insurance Landscape [Feature]

Health care reform and the spread of high-deductible plans mean confusion for patients – and uncertainty for your practice.

March/April 2010 Issue
An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters [The Last Word]

How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, Colorado [Opinion]

Physicians who have been instrumental in making Grand Junction, CO, one of the lowest cost health care marketplaces in the country offer the secrets of Grand Junction's success.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Working With Insurers: A View From the Dark Side [Feature]

This article from an insurance medical director explains the workings of claims review and gives tips on how to get the best results on appeal of an adverse decision.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Aiding the Wounded Among Us [The Last Word]

When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Payer Trend: 'Tiering' Physicians and 'Steering' Patients [Feature]

The article describes how health plans use physician profiling and advises readers about the options they and their practices have for working within in this system.

Jun 2007 Issue
'Grade Your Payers': Solo Docs Speak Up [From The Editor]

If you're not feeling their pain, is it just because you're anesthetized?

Jun 2007 Issue
A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade [Feature]

The article describes the results of a survey of physicians' experiences with major health care payers.

Jan 2007 Issue
Grade Your Payers: The Final Call for Survey Responses [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.

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