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Referral and consultation

July/August 2016 Issue
Home Care Gets a New Place in the Medical Neighborhood [Feature]

Collaboration with home care providers allows family physicians to extend their influence over patient outcomes and health care costs.


September/October 2014 Issue
Caring for Seniors: How Community-Based Organizations Can Help [Feature]

Partnering with local groups that work with seniors can help you meet the special needs of older patients.


January/February 2014 Issue
Pre-Op Eval [SPPACES: App Reviews]

The Pre-Op Eval app provides evidence-based guidelines for the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery and perioperative medication management.


January/February 2012 Issue
Bridging the Physician-Counselor Divide [The Last Word]

When patients need to be referred for counseling, these tips can ensure success.


November/December 2011 Issue
Simple Tools to Increase Patient Satisfaction With the Referral Process [Feature]

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.


January/February 2011 Issue
Integrating a Behavioral Health Specialist Into Your Practice [Feature]

The authors make the case for incorporating behavioral health counseling services into the medical home.


Apr 2008 Issue
Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) [Feature]

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.


Mar 2008 Issue
Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 1) [Feature]

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.


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

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.


Mar 2007 Issue
A Refresher on Coding Consultations [Feature]

The article describes the requirements for using the consultation codes for outpatient and inpatient encounters.


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