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There's so much more to rural medicine than making house calls across the picturesque countryside.
"Shared Care" is a maternity care management model in which two physicians may collaborate in maternity care, one (perhaps a rural physician) may provide the bulk of prenatal careand the other handles delivery. The article discusses the benefits to the patient, physicians and the community.
This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.
This article is about how one small town in Colorado funded a family practice in order to keep health care services in the community.
This article explores how six family physicians in two practices in a small community in Texas successfully joined forces to better their position in managed care negotiations.