• Features

    Solo Practice: The Way of the Future

    Douglas Iliff

    Is there still a place for the rugged individualist in medicine? Here's one family physician who says, “Yes!”

    Selling Your Practice Doesn't Have to Mean Selling Out

    Rodger Rothenberger

    Now an employee of a large, corporate network, one family physician tells why selling his practice was the only way to survive.

    Business Loans Made Easy

    Mark E. Battersby

    Thanks to a multibillion-dollar mistake by the government, loans for your practice are easier to get.

    Making Patient Care Easier Under Multiple Managed Care Plans

    John Spicer

    Are formularies, preauthorizations and referrals driving you crazy? Here are some tips to help you manage the hassles of managed care.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Which Way to the Future?

    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...

    LETTERS

    Lions and tigers and elephants?

    Andrew L. Smith

    When the ‘customer’ isn't right for your practice

    William R. Phillips

    For the web surfers

    Neal D. Johnson

    REIMBURSEMENT STRATEGIES

    Questions to Ask About Your Accounts Receivable

    Judy Capko

    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...

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    Health care spending sets two records | Medicare crackdown nets $7.6 billion | Physicians organize in Northwest

    OFFICE SUITE

    Reducing New Patients' Anxiety During the First Visit

    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...

    FP STATS

    Patients Stand by Their HMOs

    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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