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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.


Oct 2000 Issue
An Open Letter to the CEO of Our Health Plan [Editor's Page]

Open letter to the CEO of United Health Care, the Academy health plan, discussing improvements and user control.


Oct 2000 Issue
Navigating the Patient Appeals Process [Feature]

When faced with a health plan denial, work with your patient to appeal the decision.


Jul-Aug 2000 Issue
Is Universal Coverage the American Way? [Feature]

Seven physician organizations think so, and they're joining forces to place universal coverage on the national agenda this election year.


Apr 2000 Issue
Putting in a Good Word for Capitation [Editor's Page]

Argues that capitation is still a good idea despite its current bad name, and that advances in technology and the organization of the health care system may still make it a desirable and achievable payment mode.


Mar 2000 Issue
Getting New Physicians Credentialed Quickly [Getting Paid]

How to get paid for noncredentialed physicians. Why it takes so long to get credentialed. What physicians can do in the meantime? What they can do to make it happen more quickly.


Oct 1999 Issue
Redefining Corporate Medicine [Editorial]

Argues for large physician organizations as a way of keeping the proper balance between the clinical and the financial rather than letting nonphysician managed care organizations emphasize the financial at the expense of the clinical.


Sep 1999 Issue
An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse [Editorial]

A letter of protest to a managed care company that protested his patient's use of 8 Viagra tablets in a single month when the average is 5.9


Nov-Dec 1998 Issue
Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies [Feature]

This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.


May 1998 Issue
The Managed Care Transition: Touching All the Bases [Feature]

As his multispecialty group ushered in change, the author found that life imitates baseball.


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