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"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear voices of dissent. We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless."

James William Fullbright
The Arrogance of Power (1967)


Surviving Managed Care© Newsletter

Surviving Managed Care© is no longer published. However, the information in these archived issues still applies to most medical practices.

Fall, 2001

  • "Fighting Back Redux: More On The Battle Over Downcoded, Delayed, And Denied Claims Payments"
  • "Confidential Patient Information: An Unrealized Security Breach?"

Summer, 2001

  • "Effective Patient Satisfaction Surveys"
  • "OSHA's Free (And Painless) Consultation Service"

Spring, 2001

  • "Fighting Back in the Battle Over Late and Downcoded Claims Payments"
  • "Resolving HMO/Physician Payment Disputes"
  • "California Supreme Court Decision on Termination Without Cause"

Winter, 2001

  • Data, Data, Who's Got the Data?

Fall, 2000

  • Cutting Your Costs: Purchasing Via Competitive Bid Process
  • Indemnification Redux: Good News/More Concerns

Summer, 2000

  • Episodes of Care

Spring, 2000

  • Increasing Practice Profitability: Growing An Already Viable Referral Base vs Pursuing New (Possibly Marginal) Contracts
  • Incorrect Or Incomplete Referrals: Are You Trapped In A Snarl Of Preventable Problems?

Winter, 2000

  • Preserving Patient Loyalty In A Managed Care World
  • Subrogation: Are You Leaving Money On The Negotiating Table?

Fall, 1999

  • Indemnification: The Most Dangerous Contractual Provision
  • Optical Dispensing: What Business Are You Really In?

Summer, 1999

  • Included and Excluded Services in Capitation Contracting
  • Utilization Surprises: Are You Protected?

Spring, 1999

  • Managed Care Information on the World Wide Web

Premier Issue

  • AAO Annual Meeting 1998


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