Health plan contracts

Apr 2003 Issue
Evaluating Health Plans: Finding the Keepers [Feature]

Dropping certain health plan contracts can boost your bottom line and reduce hassles. The author’s spreadsheet will enable you to choose carefully.

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.

Jun 2001 Issue
Making Sense of Health Plan Denials [Feature]

The first step to understanding and responding to denials is recognizing the difference between medical necessity and medical benefits.

Oct 1999 Issue
What to Tell Your Patients When Their Medicare Managed Care Plan Quits [Getting Paid]

Many patients will be losing their Medicare Plus Choice Coverage, and this article will help physicians guide those patients who have lost such coverage.

Mar 1999 Issue
Rescuing Managed Care From the Wreckage of Managed Care [Editor's Page]

Aruges that the mud slung at the managed care industry recently has sullied the perfectly good, and necessary, term "managed care." Promises a number of articles on quality improvement and evidence-based medicine in FPM.

Feb 1999 Issue
Ground Rules for Dealing With Health Care Plans [Feature]

A new AAFP document maps out the high ground for family physicians' relationships with managed care organizations.

Feb 1999 Issue
An Expensive Dinner: Surviving a Failed Business Venture [Feature]

There's no such thing as a free dinner when you're dealing with “wanna-be medical entrepreneurs.”

Feb 1999 Issue
More Take-Home Messages From the AAFP Assembly [Feature]

From coding to capitation to computerized records, the Managed Care and Practice Enhancement Forum had a lot to teach.

May 1998 Issue
Rural Practice and Managed Care: A Success Story [Feature]

These family physicians have found a way to gain the leverage needed to manage managed care.

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