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Cost effectiveness

September/October 2017 Issue
Finding the Bright Spots in Value-Based Care [Feature]

Taking one small step at a time, primary care practices can lead the way as the health care system begins to reward value.


November/December 2015 Issue
What You Need to Know About Medicare's New "Quality and Resource Use Report" [Feature]

The QRUR is essentially an annual report card, and its data can affect how you get paid in the future.


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]

With planning, you can be prepared to assess financial need, provide discounts and share helpful resources.


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

Here's how to patients who might otherwise miss getting the services they need.


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

These tips can save you time and frustration when dealing with health plans.


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]

Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.


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.


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