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Referral and consultation
Collaboration with home care providers allows family physicians to extend their influence over patient outcomes and health care costs.
Partnering with local groups that work with seniors can help you meet the special needs of older patients.
The Pre-Op Eval app provides evidence-based guidelines for the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery and perioperative medication management.
When patients need to be referred for counseling, these tips can ensure success.
The authors provide advice on optimizing patient referrals and reinforce their advice with three tools: a referral form, a referral tracking spreadsheet, and a patient satisfaction survey.
The authors make the case for incorporating behavioral health counseling services into the medical home.
The author describes recently released regulations that amplify and clarify the Stark rules governing physician self-referral, specifically where physicians interactions with hospitals are concerned.
The author describes recently released regulations that amplify and clarify the Stark rules governing physician self-referral, specifically where physicians in group practice are concerned.
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.
The article describes the requirements for using the consultation codes for outpatient and inpatient encounters.