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Billing & Claims -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 23, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, claims, collections, and other ways to maximize revenue -- from reducing denials to implementing patient payment policies. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of billing, ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=50

Working With Insurers -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 28, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of working productively with health plans -- from avoiding health plan denials to evaluating whether individual health plan contracts should be renegotiated or terminated. This article collection features popular FPM ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=54

Patient Attribution: Why It Matters More Than Ever -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - How payers assign patients to you will affect how your practice is evaluated and paid for value in the future.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p25.html

Beating the Prior Authorization Blues -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Getting insurer approval for treatment can take hours out of your week. Here are some ways to reduce the pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p15.html

The New Normal: Helping Patients Navigate the Changing Insurance Landscape -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Health care reform and the spread of high-deductible plans mean confusion for patients - and uncertainty for your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p22.html

What If Quiznos Were Run Like Health Care? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Good luck getting paid for those chips and sandwiches at the time of service.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p36.html

Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, ...

Dec 1, 2009 - 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.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p7.html

Working With Insurers: A View From the Dark Side -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - An insider explains what you can do to ensure that the services you provide are actually covered by your patients' insurance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p19.html

How to Say Goodbye to Medicare -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - With another payment cut looming, opting out of Medicare may be worth considering.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p13.html

Payer Trend: 'Tiering' Physicians and 'Steering' Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - Insurers are experimenting with plans that drive patients to physicians deemed to be high-quality and low-cost.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p24.html

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

Negotiating a Contract With a Health Plan -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - You'll manage the process confidently if you ask these questions before it starts.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p49.html

A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - In this survey of physicians' experiences, payers fall short.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p43.html

Precertification, Denials and Appeals: Reducing the Hassles -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - These tips can save you time and frustration when dealing with health plans.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p45.html

Grade Your Payers: The Final Call for Survey Responses -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Take our survey online or on paper by March 1 to grade your health plans on their payment rates, claims processing, contracts and more.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p41.html

Managed Care Administrative Tasks: Cutting the Red Tape -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Your job is difficult enough without the barriers of managed care. Are you doing what you can to reduce the hassles?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p32.html

Grade Your Payers: The AAFP/FPM Survey of Physicians' Experiences With Third-Party ...

Oct 1, 2006 - More and more health plans are grading physicians on their performance. Now, it’s time for physicians to grade their health plans.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p55.html

Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won't Pay -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - These ideas will help you deal with the difficult consequences of this common policy.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p58.html

How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - 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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p71.html

Are You Prepared to Defend Your Coding? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - The authors offer readers an action plan to use in reacting/responding to payers' accusations of incorrect coding.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p17.html

Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p31.html

Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p43.html

Getting Rewards for Your Results: Pay-for-Performance Programs -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - More and more health plans are paying physicians for quality. Here’s what you need to know about these programs, and how to get involved.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p45.html

How to Opt Out of Medicare -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - Leaving Medicare behind may be tempting, but make sure to look before you leap.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p15.html

Evaluating Health Plans: Finding the Keepers -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Dropping certain health plan contracts can boost your bottom line and reduce hassles. The author’s spreadsheet will enable you to choose carefully.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p47.html

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