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There's so much more to rural medicine than making house calls across the picturesque countryside.
The author describes her innovative model of practice. She contracts directly with patients rather than with health plans or Medicare, has no office and sees patients in their homes.
The article describes one physician's experience planning and conducting his first group visit.
The article explains the pitfalls and advantages of home visits and how physicians can successfully incorporate them into their current practice.
The author explains a clarification of Medicare's definition of "homebound" and introduces readers to new HCPCS codes that must be used when certifying home health care.
The article will show how physicians can afford (in terms of time and money) to retain three rewarding aspects of family practice: housecalls, hospice and nursing home care.