Oct 2004 Issue
Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? [Feature]

The article explains how physicians can negotiate with payers for fairer reimbursement rates and when they should try this approach.

Jun 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use 99211 [Feature]

This article provides specific guidelines and examples that explain why, how and when physicians should report CPT code 99211.

Apr 2004 Issue
Online Communication With Patients: Making It Work [Computers]

This is the second in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.

Nov-Dec 2003 Issue
How to Boost Your Bottom Line With an Office Procedure [Feature]

This article explains how learning and performing a simple office-based procedure, such as joint and soft tissue injections, can help physicians increase their reimbursement.

Jun 2003 Issue
Trouble at the Money/Medicine Interface [Editor's Page]

Argues that the reimbursement system's misalignment of incentives makes the health care system absurdly complicated and points to two articles in this issue as evidence.

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.

Jan 2003 Issue
Coding Better for Better Reimbursement [Feature]

This article discusses the basics of CPT coding for office and hospital visits, giving special attention to the codes family physicians use most (established-patient office visit codes).

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
An Easy Way to Analyze E/M Coding for Group Practices [Getting Paid]

The author describes how practices can analyze their CPT coding distributions and determine whether they are billing for an appropriate range of services.

Mar 2002 Issue
11 Tips for More Productive Billing [Getting Paid]

The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.

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