Archive for January, 2013

They’re back … doctors making house calls!

They’re back … doctors making house calls!

| January 12, 2013

Remember in the old days when Dr. Welby came to the house to visit the sick … well, those days are back and you have plenty of choices. Doctors are making “old fashion” house calls are making a very big come back. Helping those young and old who have a hard time getting to the […]

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House calls increase satisfaction and cut hospital admissions among elderly

House calls increase satisfaction and cut hospital admissions among elderly

| January 11, 2013

Researchers say house calls didn’t save money compared with other models of care, but that could be because of the population treated. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, amednews staff. Posted Sept. 11, 2012. A house call program may not always reduce health care costs in treating older adults with numerous chronic conditions, but there may be […]

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Insurers latest to champion medical homes

Insurers latest to champion medical homes

| January 10, 2013

This method of delivering primary care is becoming more common, with a growing number of health system players coming on board. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, amednews staff. Posted Oct. 1, 2012. With evidence mounting that patient-centered medical homes can reduce costs and improve outcomes, more insurers are pushing them. That means primary care physicians will […]

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