ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Economics of health care

Sep 2007 Issue
Rewarding Failure [The Last Word]

High-tech, high-cost procedures may get all the glory in health care, but they signal our failure to reward prevention.


Sep 2007 Issue
The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again [Feature]

Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.


Mar 2006 Issue
How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice [Feature]

This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.


Sep 2005 Issue
Ten Hard Questions About the Future of the Specialty [Editorial]

The Future of Family Medicine reports left some key questions unanswered.


Mar 2005 Issue
What You Need To Know About the Prescription Drug Act [Feature]

Congress passed the legislation. Now physicians must learn the details.


Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? [Feature]

Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.


Jun 2004 Issue
Practicing in an Absurd System [Editor's Page]

Argues that there are four reasonable responses to the current chaotic health care system: mastering it, changing it, working outside it and dropping out.


Mar 2004 Issue
Understanding Your Medical Bills [Patient Education]

Patient education piece designed to help the patient understand how to read and understand doctor's bills and statements from their insurance companies.


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.


Oct 2002 Issue
Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis [Feature]

Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.


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