September/October 2014 Issue
Gambling on the Transition From Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care [Opinion]

Dedicating increasing amounts of income and personal time to lead and manage quality programs is not sustainable.

May/June 2014 Issue
Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route [Feature]

This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

May/June 2013 Issue
Transitional Care Management: Why Bother? [From The Editor]

Think of it as a way to help your patients, potentially save the system money, and help your bottom line all at the same time.

January/February 2012 Issue
The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: What You Need to Know [Feature]

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will test the effects of a blended payment model for primary care services, including a per-member-per-month care management fee. This article describes the details, timeline and other information about this promising initiative.

September/October 2011 Issue
One Last Annual ICD-9 Update [Feature]

The author describes changes in ICD-9 codes for 2012 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.

September/October 2011 Issue
E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together [Feature]

The author describes common presenting problems in family medicine and recommends an evaluation and management code for each vignette and the rationale for selecting the code.

September/October 2011 Issue
The RUC Under Fire [From The Editor]

Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.

March/April 2011 Issue
Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits [Feature]

The author answers readers' questions about how to document, code and bill for Medicare's new Annual Wellness Visit benefit.

March/April 2011 Issue
Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You [Feature]

Fix these problems to increase your bottom line.

July/Aug 2010 Issue
Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules? [Feature]

This article describes the ways in which different Medicare carriers interpret Medicare's documentation guidelines differently, thus amplifying the ambiguity of the guidelines and complicating coding and reimbursement.

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