Continuity of Patient Care

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Bariatric Surgery: Too Many Unanswered Questions - Editorials

Five Ways to Improve Access to Care - The Last Word

The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Still a Work in Progress - Feature

Hospitalist Concept: Another Dangerous Trend - Editorials

Hospitalists and the Family Physician - Editorials

Home Health Care - Article

ABSTRACT: Home health care is the fastest-growing expense in the Medicare program because of the aging population, the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and increasing hospital costs. Patients and families are choosing the option of home care more frequently. Medicare's regulations are often considered the standard of care for all home health agency interactions, even when a patient does not have Medicare insurance. These regulations require patients who receive home health care services to be under the care of a physician and to be homebound. The patient must have a documented need for skilled nursing care or physical, occupational or speech therapy. The care must be part time (28 hours or less per week, eight hours or less per day) and occur at least every 60 days except in special cases. A detailed referral and specific care plan maximize the care to the patient and the reimbursement received by the physician.

A Consultant Takes Over - Curbside Consultation

What the Hospitalist Movement Means to Family Physicians - Feature

CPT Update for 2013 - Feature

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