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- What's your practice worth? Terry, Ken // Medical Economics;4/11/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p106
Provides insights into how physicians may charge patients about the costs of medical care. Components of medical practice value; Annual gross revenues of physicians for the period 1991 to 2001; Methods of figuring practice value; Impact of tax policies. INSET: Methods of figuring practice value..
- A nightmare of nomenclature. Whitcomb, Robert B. // Primary Care Weekly;8/7/95, Vol. 1 Issue 17, p5
Focuses on the health care costs in the United States. Effect of medicalizing social issues and problems; Attitude of the state towards drug abuse and alcoholism; Remarks on the transience of patient-physician relationship; Attitude of dependence of the American public on the medical profession.
- GPs lift lid on acute trust overcharging. Iacobucci, Gareth // Pulse;5/16/2012, p1
The author reflects on the investigations inspired by the general practitioners (GPs) on the coding errors committed hospital managers that resulted in practices being overcharged by as much as 30,000 pound in some patient.
- GPs say, replace or change Very Low Cost Access. Ratcliffe, L. // New Zealand Doctor;3/10/2010, p9
The article offers information on a 2010 "New Zealand Doctor"/IMS Health fax poll wherein more than 75 percent of general practitioners called for replacing or altering the Very Low Cost Access scheme.
- Fingering the lingerers. Ianzito, Christina // Psychology Today;Jul/Aug95, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p18
Reports that American physicians can help prevent the waste of money on unnecessary medical procedures and excessive hospitalization. Contribution of dependent patients to a major portion of the national medical bill; Role of the physician in screening dependent patients; Clues in screening...
- Physician shortage impending in U.S. Fine, I. Howard // Ophthalmology Times;10/15/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 20, p4
The author reflects on the occurrence of physician availability crisis in the U.S. He contends that the decline in the value of physician's experience and knowledge in the country is partly due to the explosive expansion of costly technology and intensifying healthcare costs. He suggests that...
- Payment per consultation is answer to 'ghost patients'. Hulme, Simon // Pulse;Oct2014, p60
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Thousands of patients wrongly removed from practice list as part of managers Â£85M savings drive," an article on health care registration and "Ghost patient drive comes back to hunt" in 2014 issue.
- GPs worried capitation won't cover patient portals. Castaneda, Reynald; McMillan, Virginia // New Zealand Doctor;4/9/2014, p18
The article reports that general practitioners in New Zealand are concerned that capitation and patient fees will not cover the extra time they give while responding to patient contacts.
- Understanding the Recent Growth in Medicare Physician Expenditures. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/23/90-3/30/90, Vol. 263 Issue 12, p1658
Studies the growth in Medicare physician expenditures in the United States. Percentage changes in expenditures; Difference in both expenditure and volume and intensity growth across specialties; Changes in Medicare expenditures by place of service; Hospital admission rates and lengths of stay.