Indigent care

May-Jun 2009 Issue
FP Snapshot [Snapshot]

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.

Mar 2008 Issue
Looking Out for Others [The Last Word]

What do you do when serving others becomes drudgery?

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.

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.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs [Feature]

This article will discuss ways that doctors can help their patients to gain access to prescription drugs at reduced costs. Pharmaceutical-company-sponsored patient assistance programs will be discussed as well as community-based assistance programs and other models.

Feb 2001 Issue
Waiving Co-payments and Deductibles for Indigent Patients [Getting Paid]

The article explains clarifications to the anti-kickback statute that were recently issued by the Office of Inspector General. The focus is on waiver of copayments for indigent patients.

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