Home care: What a physician needs to know

Gwen W. Oldenquist, Linda Scott, Thomas E. Finucane

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When elderly patients might benefit from home care, a key question is whether Medicare will pay for it. We describe what physicians can do to avoid the pitfalls in qualifying appropriate patients for Medicare's Home Health Services and hospice programs, and the basic features of these two programs. We also describe the experience and methods used in prototype programs that provide home-based hospital-level care, and that revive a supposedly lost art: physician house calls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-440
Number of pages8
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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