“Visiting patients where they live is not only good medicine and good marketing. It’s also good for the soul.”
- James M. Giovino, MD
Did you know that Acupuncturists are Primary Care Physicians in California? Insurance Companies give Physicians special codes to designate place of service for treatment provided and billing for Home Care Evaluation and Travel Time for house call and medical concierge. Imagine that Insurance is like a coupon or rebate that helps you pay for house calls by a Primary Care Physician.
The Future History of Home Care and Physician – House Calls in the United States (Copyright 2001 by The Gerontological Society of America) states:
“Yes, this is what physicians are about. Physicians take care of patients.” However, more recently, when physicians tell colleagues that they make house calls, they may be looked upon as Luddites. More surprising is the reaction from patients in need of a house call when told they can be seen in their home: “I didn’t know anyone did that anymore.”
It is fascinating how quickly this transition occurred. A
mere 50 years ago, house calls accounted for 40% of all
physician-patient encounters. By 1980, house calls accounted for only 0.6% of such encounters.
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