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Fee for service
Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.
The author describes strategies that office staff can use to help uninsured patients find affordable health care services, medications and even insurance policies.
The authors describe things practices can do to help uninsured patients, including those recently laid off, get essential health care services.
Argues that physicians profiled in cover story about charging patients for "free" services are inadvertently conducting experiments in the future of the health care system.
The article explains what practice-management data physicians need to analyze the health of their practices.
This article will describe why practices should establish a policy of expecting payment from patients on the day services are rendered, what that policy should include, how to implement it, and potential pitfalls.
This article will discuss how to compare your capitation payments with what you would have earned for your services on a fee-for-service basis, and how to factor in your costs of doing business with health plans, to determine whether your capitation payments are appropriate.