Cost effectiveness

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, Colorado [Opinion]

Physicians who have been instrumental in making Grand Junction, CO, one of the lowest cost health care marketplaces in the country offer the secrets of Grand Junction's success.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Offering Financial Assistance to Newly Uninsured Patients [Feature]

The author describes strategies that office staff can use to help uninsured patients find affordable health care services, medications and even insurance policies.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients [Feature]

The authors describe things practices can do to help uninsured patients, including those recently laid off, get essential health care services.

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

The author, who writes from experience inside a managed care organization, offers suggestions for making the precertification process easier.

Oct 2003 Issue
Cost Effectiveness Begins Between Your Ears [Improving Patient Care]

The author explains the importance of clinical judgment and physicians' ability to focus on what's important. He shares lessons that have helped him meet patients' needs while avoiding useless tests and ineffective treatments.

May 2003 Issue
Group Visits 101 [Improving Patient Care]

In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for launching group visits, the authors lay out the rationale for group visits and how to code for them.

May 2003 Issue
Seven Ways to Help Your Hospital Stay in Business [Feature]

The article explains what physicians can do to make wiser use of hospital resources, including limiting lengths of stay to what is clinically necessary and referring patients to alternate facilities when appropriate.

May 2003 Issue
Perverse Incentives, Perverted System [Editor's Page]

Argues that the mal-aligned incentives offered to health care providers in the current system are perverse and require special action on the part of physicians to generate anything like a healthy outcome.

Mar 2002 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About Generic Drugs [Improving Patient Care]

The article explores the safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing generic drugs over brand-name drugs.

Mar 2001 Issue
Tips to Help Take the Hassle Out of Inpatient Utilization Review [Feature]

The author, a physician who has been on both sides of utilization review, will help readers understand the concurrent hospital review process.

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