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Posts Tagged ‘ family medicine ’

Where do Doctors for the Elderly Come From?

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October 19, 2015

I’ve read several articles recently reporting on a shortage of geriatricians. The writers have some clear misunderstandings of who actually cares for our elderly and where they come from. Susan Jaffe writing for Kaiser Health News stated that the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) estimates that the nation will require 30,000 geriatricians...
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A Better Way to Train Family Physicians

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June 13, 2015

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians recently published a piece I wrote for them on the preliminary results of our P4 curricular innovations at my day job: the John Peter Smith Family Medicine residency. Briefly, the P4 project (Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice) was a national experiment where 14 family...
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Bad Family Medicine

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January 25, 2015

As much as I have given the ologists and other members of the dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system a hard time in previous posts, it’s only fair that I call out bad family medicine as well. I have a great example. I recently saw patient who is relatively new to the area...
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Family Medicine’s New Statement: Health is Primary

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November 9, 2014

All of the major family medicine organizations just released their vision for the future of family medicine called Health is Primary: Family Medicine for America’s Health. This report comes on the 10-year anniversary of the Future of Family Medicine Report. The report lists 7 core strategies: Family medicine’s leadership will collaborate...
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A Glimpse of a Bleak Future for Primary Care Access

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August 17, 2014

First, we are all so thankful that our family physician colleague Kent Brantly seems to be recovering from his Ebola infection. When his family left Liberia, they had to leave all of their possessions behind, which should have been burned by now. If you would like to donate to help him...
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CMS Billing Rules Subjugate Family Medicine – Incentives to Over-Test

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July 14, 2014

I’m continuing my series on the reasons there are so few family physicians in the U.S. and why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a root cause of this deficit. My conclusions are based on recent research on the topic. This specific issue is a detail that actually...
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CMS Billing Rules Subjugate Family Medicine – Payment for Complexity and Time

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July 6, 2014

I’m continuing my series on the reasons there are so few family physicians in the U.S. and why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a root cause of this deficit. My conclusions are based on recent research on the topic. If you hired an accountant to do your...
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CMS Billing Rules Subjugate Family Medicine – No Payment for Convenient Care

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June 23, 2014

I’m continuing my series on the reasons there are so few family physicians in the U.S. and why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a root cause of this deficit. My conclusions are based on recent research on the topic. Have you ever wondered why doctors tell you...
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CMS Billing Rules Subjugate Family Medicine – Inadequate Payment for Complex Care

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June 16, 2014

I’m continuing my series on the reasons there are so few family physicians in the U.S. and why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a root cause of this deficit. My conclusions are based on recent research on the topic. In my last post, I showed how the...
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CMS Billing Rules Subjugate Family Medicine – The AMA and Comprehensive Primary Care

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June 9, 2014

For the next several weeks, I’ll try to explain to non-physician readers why the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) billing rules create the horrid lack of primary care patients experience when they simply want to find a personal physician. My conclusions are based on recent research on the topic....
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