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Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits - Feature

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Made Easier - Feature

E/M Coding and the Documentation Guidelines: Putting It All Together - Feature

What Family Physicians Need to Know About ACOs - Feature

The EHR Incentive Program: Consider Waiting for Next Year - Opinion

The RUC Under Fire - From The Editor

House Calls - Article

ABSTRACT: House calls provide a unique perspective on patients’ environment and health problems. The demand for house calls is expected to increase considerably in future decades as the U.S. population ages. Although study results have been inconsistent, house calls involving multidisciplinary teams may reduce hospital readmissions and long-term care facility stays. Common indications for house calls are management of acute or chronic illnesses, and palliative care. Medicare beneficiaries must meet specific criteria to be eligible for home health services. The INHOMESSS mnemonic provides a checklist for components of a comprehensive house call. In addition to performing a clinical assessment, house calls may involve observing the patient performing daily activities, reconciling medication discrepancies, and evaluating home safety. House calls can be integrated into practice with careful planning, including clustering house calls by geographic location and coordinating visits with other health care professionals and agencies.

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: What You Need to Know - Feature

A Better Day Tomorrow - Close-ups

Transitions of Care: Optimizing the Handoff from Hospital-Based Teams to Primary Care Physicians - Editorials

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