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Cost effectiveness

May/June 2019 Issue
A Practical Approach to Reducing Patients' Prescription Costs [Feature]

A single screening question and an arsenal of cost-reducing strategies can help you help your patients afford their medications.


November/December 2018 Issue
Communicating Risks: Let’s Talk Numeracy [From the Editor]

Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.


November/December 2018 Issue
Five Ways to Communicate Risks So That Patients Understand [Feature]

When discussing a patient’s risk of developing a disease or the risks associated with a screening test, these simple techniques can ensure clarity.


September/October 2018 Issue
How to Excel at Access—and Why It Matters [Feature]

Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?


November/December 2015 Issue
What You Need to Know About Medicare's New "Quality and Resource Use Report" [Feature]

The QRUR is essentially an annual report card, and its data can affect how you get paid in the future.


Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, Colorado [Opinion]

Physicians who have been instrumental in making Grand Junction, CO, one of the lowest cost health care marketplaces in the country offer the secrets of Grand Junction's success.


Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients [Feature]

Here's how to patients who might otherwise miss getting the services they need.


Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Offering Financial Assistance to Newly Uninsured Patients [Feature]

With planning, you can be prepared to assess financial need, provide discounts and share helpful resources.


Jun 2006 Issue
Precertification, Denials and Appeals: Reducing the Hassles [Feature]

These tips can save you time and frustration when dealing with health plans.


Oct 2003 Issue
Cost Effectiveness Begins Between Your Ears [Improving Patient Care]

The author explains the importance of clinical judgment and physicians' ability to focus on what's important. He shares lessons that have helped him meet patients' needs while avoiding useless tests and ineffective treatments.


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