Family medicine, general

November/December 2010 Issue
The PCMH and ACO: Opposed or Mutually Supportive? [Opinion]

The medical home and the accountable care organization need each other.

May/June 2010 Issue
How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians [Feature]

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.

January/February 2010 Issue
The More Things Change [Opinion]

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.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
Family Medicine Should Shape Reform, Not Vice Versa [Opinion]

If the PCMH represents good primary care, why isn't it defined by the criteria of good primary care?

Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
Building the Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home [Feature]

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.

Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Marcus Welby and the Medical Home [Opinion]

The public has an idea of what a patient-centered medical home is, but they haven't yet identified it with us.

Feb 2008 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC [Feature]

The authors offer an insiders' view of the RUC (the Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the significant impact it has on physician reimbursement.

Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
Passion: The Power of Family Medicine [Opinion]

To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.

Jun 2007 Issue
Do We Need Primary Care? [Opinion]

Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.

Feb 2007 Issue
Specialization in Family Medicine Education: Abandoning Our Generalist Roots [Opinion]

If family medicine stops being “a specialty in breadth,” is it still family medicine?

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