Physician compensation

September/October 2013 Issue
The Sunshine Act: How to Avoid Getting Burned [Feature]

The Affordable Care Act's Sunshine Rule has gone into effect, requiring pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to report any payments or transfers of value to physicians and practices. Physicians will need to take steps to familiarize themselves with the rule, prepare for the release of these reports to patients, and make sure inaccuracies don't go uncorrected and put them in a bad light.

January/February 2012 Issue
The State of Family Medicine [Feature]

The article provides an overview of the state of family medicine, including key metrics such as Match rates, compensation, hours worked and practice arrangement.

January/February 2010 Issue
The More Things Change [Opinion]

Referring to a 1903 book on medical practice management, the author argues that physicians faced challenges 100 years ago that are startlingly similar to today's problems -- threats to primary care, inadequate income, scheming lawyers and more.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
What If Quiznos Were Run Like Health Care? [The Last Word]

Most businesses getting paid at the time of service, but not so in health care.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
"Vital Signs" for Assessing Your Practice's Financial Health [Feature]

The author explains 14 practice measures that can be used to gauge practice performance against established benchmarks as a starting point for practice improvement efforts.

Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
Practice a Half Century Ago and Now [From The Editor]

Survey highlights from a 1950 issue of GP show how things have changed -- and in some ways how little they have changed -- for family physicians in the past 57 years.

Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
What Makes a High-Earning Family Physician? [Getting Paid]

The author reports the results of an AAFP survey of 730 members conducted to see what factors separated the high earners ($160,000 or more) from the low earners ($100,000 or less). The strongest influence was number of patient visits.

May 2005 Issue
Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable? [Feature]

The article summarizes key findings from Task Force Six of the Future of Family Medicine project.

Apr 2003 Issue
Anatomy of the Medicare Appeals Process [Getting Paid]

The law has made significant structural and procedural changes in the Medicare appeals process. This article outlines those changes.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
A Primer on Employment Contracts [Salaried FP]

This article identifies and defines the key terms contained in most physicians' employment contracts.

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