Is there still a place for the rugged individualist in medicine? Here's one family physician who says, “Yes!”
Now an employee of a large, corporate network, one family physician tells why selling his practice was the only way to survive.
Mark E. Battersby
Thanks to a multibillion-dollar mistake by the government, loans for your practice are easier to get.
Are formularies, preauthorizations and referrals driving you crazy? Here are some tips to help you manage the hassles of managed care.
Robert L. Edsall
While we didn't exactly plan it that way, the first two articles in this issue almost demand to be read together for the contrasts between them. Each was written by a family physician. In the first, Douglas Iliff, MD, explains why he considers solo practice to be the key to...
Andrew L. Smith
William R. Phillips
Neal D. Johnson
How can you get paid for more of the work you do? First, of course, you need accurate information about your patients and full documentation of their insurance coverage. You also need accurate and vigorous coding, billing and collection processes to ensure that your claims...
Health care spending sets two records | Medicare crackdown nets $7.6 billion | Physicians organize in Northwest
Sloan Robinson, Joseph A. Lieberman, III
Today's new patients carry an extra set of worries when they walk into your practice for the first examination. Not only are they dealing with the natural anxiety of meeting you, their family physician, for the first time, but many new patients are also dealing with anxiety...
Fee-for-service patients rank their health plans number one in terms of access and quality of care, but HMO patients are most satisfied with their health plans overall, if only by a hair. In fact, HMO patients are most likely to recommend their health plans to family and...
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