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Identify opportunities to integrate behavioral health into clinical practice to improve quality and reduce cost for patients with mental and behavioral health needs. Explore how providing home-based primary care can improve outcomes and reduce utilization.
Interest in home-based primary care is growing as payments increase, technology improves, and the population ages.
Collaboration with home care providers allows family physicians to extend their influence over patient outcomes and health care costs.
There's so much more to rural medicine than making house calls across the picturesque countryside.
A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.
By taking group visits to his elderly patients, this physician found a way to meet their needs and those of his practice – and have fun at the same time.
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.
Visiting patients where they live is not only good medicine and good marketing. It's also good for the soul.