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Among the latest books published by the Englewood, CO-based Medical Group Management Association are offerings that can help your practice launch a successful provider-sponsored organization, understand health care consolidation, find information on managed care organizations, and make it through the year 2000 intact.
Medicare Managed Care: Developing Successful Provider-Sponsored Organizations aims to explain how you can assume risk directly from the Medicare program instead of contracting through an HMO. Written by Keith Korenchuck, JD, MPH, it covers legislative issues, how to create a PSO, and sample provider participation agreements. It costs $85 for members, $95 for affiliates, and $115 for others.
If you need to understand consolidation and collaboration in the health care market, then Korenchuck’s Consolidating and Restructuring Health Care: A Resource Guide might help. Group practice legal structure, mergers and acquisitions, contracting networks, MSOs, PSOs, PPMCs, financial planning, forecasts, and projections are covered. The book is $65 for members, $75 for affiliates, and $95 for others.
Managed Care Resource Guide 1998/1999 can help your practice to find articles, Web addresses, and information on legislation about managed care. It costs $20 for members, $23 for affiliates, and $25 for others. J. William Appling, FACMPE, has written a companion book, the Managed Care Contract Reference Guide that provides an overview of common terms and provisions in managed care contracts. It also includes suggested contract language. The cost for it is $17.50 for members, $19.50 for affiliates, and $30.50 for others.
Lastly, those in need of basic advice on how to prepare for the Millennium Bug should consider the Millennium Strategies Workbook by Steven Epner, a consultant with BSW Consulting. It includes sections on project plans, responsibilities and target dates, operational triage, system analysis, customer analysis, vendor analysis, and responding to Y2K readiness queries. The cost is $59.95 for members, $69.95 for affiliates, and $79.95 for others.
For all of the books, shipping and handling is extra. Information on these and other MGMA publications is available by calling (888) 608-5602.
Keith Borglum, a member of the editorial advisory board of Practice Marketing and Management, has been named a trustee of the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. Vice president of the Santa Rosa, CA-based consulting firm Professional Management & Marketing, Borglum joins members from corporations such as GTE and Health Net, and educational institutions such as UC San Francisco.
Borglum is also a member of the medical practice consultant panels of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.