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           If you have Medicare part B and confined to bed or home, then give us an opportunity to serve you in the comfort of your home when you are least receptive and unwell. You may avoid UNNECESSARY ER or hospitalization. Built for the real house call. Our business never sleeps. Our support doesn't blink.

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3a Medical Group is a  leader in house call medicine with expertise in art of care to home where care advancements in medical technology have made the most state-of-the-art care available in the comfort of home. Our physicians and clinical team are skilled practitioners with genuine concern for their patients. Our promise of compassionate care, with ease of service, provides peace of mind for those who face the medical challenges of aging. Our dedicated, compassionate staff is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of seniors and the home bound patient. 

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

(MONEY Magazine) -- As administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick.
From CNN Money Magazine 11/2011

"But along with that have come problems: Injuries from care are very common; patients get complications from their surgery; they get infections in hospitals; medications get mixed up. One out of every six people who go into a hospital gets a complication from the care, not from the disease."
" Up to a third of Medicare spending is on people in the last year of life. Can anything be done to limit costs there?"

Patients with multiple chronic conditions make up less than one quarter of Medicare beneficiaries, but account for 66 percent to 84 percent of Medicare spending, 76 percent of all hospital admissions, 88 percent of all prescriptions filled and 72 percent of physician visits, according to Sen. Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who co-sponsored the legislation forming the pilot program (IAH).

It 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. Many of these individuals have too many health issues to run back and forth to the doctor’s office.   They are elderly and/or disabled.  As a result, home health care has been the main means by which they are taken care of.  They have nurses and other health practitioners come to their homes to address their health issues.  These visits are covered by Medicare.

Lawmakers are now looking into home visits or good old-fashioned house visits to these same patients by their doctors.  Some doctors are already providing house visits to their more elderly or sick patients because it is easier and better for the patient to be able to stay at home rather than use precious little energy to prepare for a visit to the doctor’s office and the accompanying travel.  There are house call programs in various parts of the country and many physicians are beginning to rally Congress toward funding house calls.  The bonus to this is that it will keep many people out of the hospital – an extremely high expense – and it will provide them with personal, high quality care while saving Medicare millions of dollars.

Doctors who are already doing this are trying to get other doctors to do the same.  In addition, these current doctors are trying to encourage other doctors to lobby with them as well.  After all, the Veteran’s Administration already provides home care to over 3 million people and this has helped many individuals and conserved costs, while delivering personal care. Time will tell whether home health visits by physicians will be included in Medicare benefits, but if it is, according to many physicians, these visits could be a cost saver and a lifesaver.

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