The ABCs of Group Visits: An Implementation Manual For Your Practice

The ABCs of Group Visits: An Implementation Manual For Your Practice


The US healthcare system faces numerous difficulties: uncontrolled increases in costs; major access problems; doctor shortages; closing practices; inefficiencies; decreasing revenues; shrinking bottom lines; large numbers of uninsured and underinsured patients; and the upcoming increased demands in service posed by the Affordable Care Act. As a result, many physicians and health care organications are turning to group visits to address these problems. While Dr. Noffsinger`s textbook Running Group Visits In Your Practice is the cornerstone reference on designing, implementing and running shared medical appointments (SMAs) in one`s practice, it lacks the simplicity and practicality that clinicians are looking for to start their own SMA programs. The ABCs of Group Visits is a practical, streamlined and step-by-step guide focused on the implementation aspects of group visits.Healthcare professionals at every level are looking for alternate ways to deliver high quality care at lower cost, and it is clear to many that group visits provide a care delivery model that will address many of today`s critical challenges. The ABCs of Group Visits quickly provides a solution for your busy practice.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xxxv
Why Try Group Visits in Your Practice?....Pages 1-22
Todays Three Major Group Visit Models....Pages 23-111
Twelve Key First Steps....Pages 113-174
Weeks Ten and Nine Prior to Launching Your Group Visit....Pages 175-194
Weeks Eight, Seven, and Six Prior to Launch....Pages 195-215
Weeks Five, Four, and Three Prior to Launch....Pages 217-232
Weeks Two and One Prior to Launch....Pages 233-273
The Launch of Your New Group Visit and Thereafter....Pages 275-328
Back Matter....Pages 327-333


  • Author: Edward B. Noffsinger (auth.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
  • ISBN-13: 9781461435259, 9781461435266
  • Pages: 369
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 1.9M
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