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Health plans, general

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

Your job is difficult enough without the barriers of managed care. Are you doing what you can to reduce the hassles?


Jun 2006 Issue
Precertification, Denials and Appeals: Reducing the Hassles [Feature]

These tips can save you time and frustration when dealing with health plans.


Mar 2006 Issue
How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice [Feature]

This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.


Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? [Feature]

Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.


May 2004 Issue
Simplifying the Credentialing Process [Getting Paid]

The author explains the Universal Credentialing Data Source, a system developed by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare to enable physicians to be credentialed or update their credentials by faxing or e-mailing their information to one place rather than having to send it to each insurance company they contract with.


Mar 2004 Issue
Getting Rewards for Your Results: Pay-for-Performance Programs [Feature]

More and more health plans are paying physicians for quality. Here’s what you need to know about these programs, and how to get involved.


Sep 2001 Issue
Understanding Your Health Plan's Rules [Patient Education]

Patient education piece designed to help the patient identify the kind of managed care plan he is a member of.


Jun 2001 Issue
Understanding Your Insurance Coverage [Patient Education]


Jan 2001 Issue
The Future of Health Care Financing [Feature]

In most sectors of the U.S. economy, consumers control their dollars. What if that were to happen in health care?


Nov-Dec 2000 Issue
'My Insurance Changed': The Negative Effects of Forced Discontinuity of Care [Improving Patient Care]

The article, part of a continuing series on the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, explores what effects forced disruptions in continuity (i.e., patient insurance changes) may have on quality of care.


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