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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?
Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.
It makes no sense for medical insurance companies to do chronic disease management. Their role is to manage money. Primary care physicians can do chronic disease management right and for the right reasons. We must be paid for implementing these programs and paid to sustain them.
With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.
Using CPT code 99211 can boost your practice’s revenue and improve documentation.
This is the second in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.
Adding joint and soft-tissue injection to your practice can pay off in more ways than one.
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.
Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.