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January/February 2013 Issue
Leadership in a Health Care Organization: Not Like Private Practice [Feature]

The author, who has long experience working for various large organizations after 14 years in private practice, offers advice for physicians on making the transition and functioning as part of a large organization with its own culture, history, politics, and ways of doing business.


September/October 2011 Issue
What Family Physicians Need to Know About ACOs [Feature]

The article provides an overview of the accountable care organization (ACO) model and answers questions, such as "What is an ACO?" "What qualities will make an ACO successful?" and "Do I need to sell my practice to a hospital in order to belong to an ACO?"


January/February 2011 Issue
Integrating a Behavioral Health Specialist Into Your Practice [Feature]

The authors make the case for incorporating behavioral health counseling services into the medical home.


Apr 2008 Issue
Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) [Feature]

The author describes recently released regulations that amplify and clarify the Stark rules governing physician self-referral, specifically where physicians interactions with hospitals are concerned.


Mar 2008 Issue
Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 1) [Feature]

The author describes recently released regulations that amplify and clarify the Stark rules governing physician self-referral, specifically where physicians in group practice are concerned.


May 2004 Issue
Implementing Advanced Access in a Group Practice Network [Feature]

This article is about how one large group reduced waiting times and increased patient satisfaction by implementing open-access scheduling.


Sep 2003 Issue
Understanding When to Use the New Patient E/M Codes [Feature]

The author explains the CPT definition of "new patient" and describes how to document and code new-patient visits in compliance with Medicare's "Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services."


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices [Getting Paid]

The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.


Jun 2002 Issue
Call RVUs: One Way to Make Call More Equitable [Feature]

The article describes the "relative value system" one practice developed to make call coverage more equitable among its group members.


Jan 2001 Issue
Seven Steps to Medicare Compliance [Feature]

This article describes the OIG's voluntary compliance guidance and explains why and how solo and small-group practices should implement the guidance in their practices.


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