Medicine & Business

Why physicians get deselected

As managed care plans step up their cost containment efforts and scrutiny of physician performance, it is wise to understand the ways in which they may attempt to shrink their panel of physicians. Board certification, utilization management, patient satisfaction and preventive health programs are criteria with which health plans use to do so.

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Coding evaluation and management

HCFA has released the long-awaited guidelines for coding of evaluation and management services by specialists. In light of the rapidly expanding number of federal coding audits, the new guidelines send important messages about the expectations for scope of work in and documentation of patient examinations.

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Lay management in a medical practice

One of the key threshold issues any medical group must face is what kind of management is needed to make the practice successful. By having a good office manager and delegating managerial responsibilities, physicians can find relief from many of the aggravating day-to-day hassles.

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