- Practical approach facilitates rapid integration of procedures into practice.
- User-friendl design makes essential information highly accessible.
- Decision trees aid with patient management.
- Invaluable chapter on coding assists with reimbursment and payment.
There are many reasons for primary care providers to offer women’s health procedures in an office setting, from the value patients place on continuity of care to the lack of access to specialty care that patients may experience in rural areas. Primary Care Procedures in Women’s Health has been designed to introduce simple office procedures to clinicians, as well as office staff who must familiarize themselves with new equipment and new billing and coding information. Each chapter in this book is written by a primary care physician and outlines one women’s health procedure and its background information, indications, contraindications, complications, equipment, procedure steps, an office note, patient instructions and a patient handout. Tricks, helpful hints, algorithms and a wealth of illustrations are included through the book. Primary Care Procedures in Women’s Health is a manual that will allow all providers—including family physicians, general internists, residence, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physicians assistants—to be competent and comfortable performing a spectrum of office-based procedures.
“This book is designed to assist clinicians and office staff with the setup, procedure, documentation, and coding involved in women’s health procedures. … The book targets family practitioners, internists, midlevel assistants, midwifes, and anyone involved in the healthcare of women. It is also appropriate for residents and medical students interested in these procedures. … The numerous color photos and diagrams add to the instructional value of this book. … It is simple, concise, and well organized.”
(Heather Huang, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2010)