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This cover story will explore the retail medicine trend (MinuteClinic, Take Care, etc.) and the implications it could have for family physicians.
Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.
The author, a physician who has been on both sides of utilization review, will help readers understand the concurrent hospital review process.
This article will update Medicare's coding and coverage policies for critical care.
The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explore the effectiveness of delivering preventive services during illness visits and how it affects patient satisfaction.