ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Reimbursement

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Working With Insurers: A View From the Dark Side [Feature]

This article from an insurance medical director explains the workings of claims review and gives tips on how to get the best results on appeal of an adverse decision.


Jun 2008 Issue
A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services [Opinion]

A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.


May 2008 Issue
Medicare's (Un)sustainable Growth Rate [Opinion]

Even paying physicians too little may be too much for Medicare.


May 2008 Issue
Preparing for a Medicare Fee Cut [Feature]

The article describes strategies that practices can use to cope with the anticipated Medicare fee schedule cut in July. Even if the cut is eliminated or further postponed, the advice given will help practices to reduce losses and improve cash flow.


Feb 2008 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC [Feature]

The authors offer an insiders' view of the RUC (the Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the significant impact it has on physician reimbursement.


Oct 2007 Issue
Virtual Office Visits: A Reachable and Reimbursable Innovation [Feature]

The article will describe how to conduct e-visits and will address reimbursement issues associated with these visits.


Apr 2007 Issue
Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? [Opinion]

If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.


Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan [Feature]

The author, a contract analyst for a multispecialty group, describes the questions family physicians ought to ask themselves when evaluating managed care contracts.


Oct 2006 Issue
Grade Your Payers: The AAFP/FPM Survey of Physicians' Experiences With Third-Party Payers [Feature]

This article will describe the survey of physicians' satisfaction with payers that FPM and the AAFP are launching in October 2006.


May 2006 Issue
An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement [Feature]

Physicians' reimbursement options for tobacco cessation counseling include Medicare's recently broadened coverage, other insurance plans, and employee flexible spending accounts.


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