AMA Wire

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Practice News

Know the facts about your fee-for-service payment

An AMA webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 25 will examine what information physicians need to evaluate their payment under fee-for-service arrangements. Register today.

The fifth webinar in a series on managed care contracting, next week's webinar will cover the types of information physicians need to obtain from managed care organizations with which they have a fee-for-service payment arrangement. Presenters will explain physicians' rights under state laws and discuss the information necessary to determine the contracted fee for each service, identify possible claim edits and reconcile claims payment.

Participants also can raise managed care issues they are experiencing during a question-and-answer period.

Additional webinars in this series will look at timely contracting issues in a way that helps physicians succeed in today's evolving health care system. Webinars will take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month and will be archived for on-demand viewing.

Maintain a stellar reputation: Resource offers helpful tips

A new resource from the AMA outlines steps physicians can take to ensure their practice achieves and maintains an excellent reputation among existing and prospective patients. From improving the practice's reputation to managing the information patients find online, the resource explains effective ways to cultivate the loyalty of existing patients and attract new ones.

Additional guidance and resources on patient satisfaction are available through the online AMA Practice Management Center.