Broad changes in the methods of paying for health care services have led to vast changes in the practice of medicine. This book provides the basic tools, including checklists, sample contracts, and key terms a physician needs to take charge of his or her future in the evolving health care system. It explains models and concepts that are available from market to market. More important, this book provides numerous tested strategies for responding to opportunities and the basic principles and means by which to judge situations and proposals. It will guide today's physicians through the managed care maze as they develop business plans and negotiate contracts.
* Helps you take and maintain control over patient care by maximizing your autonomy. * Outlines differences in practice type and summarizes the pros and cons of your various options within the managed care environment. * Uses real-life examples throughout, discussing both successes and failures of other entrepreneurial physicians.