ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
They're convenient, they're efficient, and for a growing number of physicians, they pay.
If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.
You'll manage the process confidently if you ask these questions before it starts.
More and more health plans are grading physicians on their performance. Now, it’s time for physicians to grade their health plans.
Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.
Learning payers' rules will help you assess the value of hiring an NPP.
These ideas will help you deal with the difficult consequences of this common policy.
Don’t cheat yourself. That’s the health plan’s job.
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.
Feb 2006 Issue
First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan? [From the Editor]
How much of the world can you set right simply by asking your patients to pay for their care?