medicare house calls

Medicare Doctor House Calls: Could it Save Medicare Millions in Hospital Costs?

medicare doctor house callIt used to be that doctors made house calls.  This was essential because there were few doctors that were responsible for vast areas.  People would send for the doctor if a person was sick, and there was nothing left to do but for the doctor to make a house call to help the patient.

As communication grew along with communities and towns house calls increased for a while, then decreased with the advent of medical centers and hospitals.  There were still house calls, however, there were more and more people going to doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals.

Then came the era of cities that had organizations and health departments, making the era of house calls nearly a  thing of the past.  There was one group, however, that still fared better with house calls.  This group includes seniors and individuals with disabilities. Continue reading

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