Medically uninsured

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Preparing for Health Care Unreform [From The Editor]

What do you think the odds are that you will have uninsured patients to care for next year?

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Offering Financial Assistance to Newly Uninsured Patients [Feature]

The author describes strategies that office staff can use to help uninsured patients find affordable health care services, medications and even insurance policies.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
What You Can Do to Help Your Uninsured Patients [Feature]

The authors describe things practices can do to help uninsured patients, including those recently laid off, get essential health care services.

Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Learning From Troubled Patients [The Last Word]

Though we may sometimes be tempted to look down on troubled patients, they have much to teach us.

Feb 2008 Issue
A New Model of Charitable Care: The Robin Hood Practice [Feature]

The author describes the creation of his new not-for-profit practice, which funds the delivery of free care to the uninsured with proceeds from a concierge portion of the practice. He outlines how this setup allows him to provide better care and longer patient visits while maintaining an above-average income.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Optimizing Referrals & Consults With a Standardized Process [Feature]

Family physicians must actively manage the relationships between patients, consultants and themselves. This article examines ways to improve communication in referrals and provide better patient care in the process.

Jun 2007 Issue
Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day [Feature]

The author describes how he developed his low-overhead practice and how he is able to offer high-quality care at lower costs to patients, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured.

Jun 2005 Issue
Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

May 2005 Issue
A New Identity for Family Physicians [Editorial]

By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Sep 2004 Issue
"Insuring" the Uninsured [Feature]

The author describes how his practice developed a pool of money that uninsured self-pay patients who demonstrate financial need contribute to and that the practice draws from to be compensated for the care they provide to these patients.

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