ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Introduces Gillette article in this issue; invites readers to respond.
The article provides background on the development of the AAFP's position paper "Principles of Interaction With Health Plans" followed by the full text of the paper.
The author explains ten strategies for helping a practice find and hire top-quality family physicians.
A follow-up to last year's FPM articles on hospitalists, this article will report on the extent to which this hospitalist-based models of care are affecting family physicians' abilities to contract with managed care organizations and provide quality care to their patients.
The physician author explores the impact managed care has had on physician compensation formulae and outlines the compensation formula enacted by his five-physician family practice group.
Could managed care actually be boosting the incomes of primary care physicians?