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There's so much more to rural medicine than making house calls across the picturesque countryside.
Access to maternity care is a public health concern in many rural areas. Sharing care among physicians and other health care providers is one solution.
This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.
This community-supported practice meets the needs of both the community and the physicians serving it.
These family physicians have found a way to gain the leverage needed to manage managed care.