Mar 1998

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Provider Sponsored Organizations: A Golden Opportunity in Medicare Managed Care

Patient-Centered Care for Better Patient Adherence

Change: Inevitable but Manageable

Coping With Managed Care's Administrative Hassles


Editor's Page

Just Being a Doctor
Robert L. Edsall


Variety: The Spice of Covered Lives
William R. Phillips

Medicare Update

The Truth and Consequences of Private Contracting
Kent J. Moore

Coding Challenge

Coding an Annual Assessment for a Nursing Home Patient
Charles S. Colodny

Staff Management

How to Evaluate Health Insurance Plans for Your Practice
Bruce Mathews

Marketing Tips

Education and Promotion: A Winning Combination
Wanda Kelsey-Mendez

Communication Skills

The First Rule of Speechmaking: Keep Your Audience Awake
Ellen Belzer

Salaried FP

Salaried Physicians: Managers in Disguise
C. Carolyn Thiedke

FP Stat

Managed Care Smiles on Primary Care


And the Survey Says ...

While We're On the Subject

An ICD-9 Cheat Sheet



AMA Seeks More Input About Documentation GuidelinesCompany Takes New Tiered Approach to Drug Co-PaymentsBusiness Groups Trying to Stop Patients' Rights BillsMinorities Lead Drop in Applications to U.S. Medical SchoolsHealth Benefit Costs Expected to Rise, Despite Managed Care

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