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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]

With planning, you can be prepared to assess financial need, provide discounts and share helpful resources.


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

Here's how to patients who might otherwise miss getting the services they need.


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]

This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.


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

Successful referrals and consultations depend on open and succinct communication between you, your patients and your consultants.


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

Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.


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]

By offering uninsured patients a set of services in exchange for an affordable monthly fee, this practice has reduced no-shows and improved its patients’ health.


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