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Family medicine, general
What will medical practice look like in the next decade? Here's one possibility.
Should a patient ask you what's wrong with health care today, where do you start?
The medical home and the accountable care organization need each other.
The article explains key measures in the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how the legislation is likely to impact family physicians and the care they provide.
Referring to a 1903 book on medical practice management, the author argues that physicians faced challenges 100 years ago that are startlingly similar to today's problems -- threats to primary care, inadequate income, scheming lawyers and more.
If the PCMH represents good primary care, why isn't it defined by the criteria of good primary care?
The article discusses the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) movement and describes what progress has been made toward convincing insurers, employers, legislators, physicians and patients that PCMHs should be the cornerstone of the health care system.
The public has an idea of what a patient-centered medical home is, but they haven't yet identified it with us.
The authors offer an insiders' view of the RUC (the Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the significant impact it has on physician reimbursement.
To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.