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Reimbursement

Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
1-800-Chronic Disease Management [Editorial]

It makes no sense for medical insurance companies to do chronic disease management. Their role is to manage money. Primary care physicians can do chronic disease management right and for the right reasons. We must be paid for implementing these programs and paid to sustain them.


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

With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.


Jun 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use 99211 [Feature]

Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.


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]

Adding joint and soft-tissue injection to your practice can pay off in more ways than one.


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]

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.


Jan 2003 Issue
Coding Better for Better Reimbursement [Feature]

Your work is worth more than you think. You just need to document and code it better.


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.


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