Patient costs as a barrier to intensive health behavior counseling.

@article{Krist2010PatientCA,
  title={Patient costs as a barrier to intensive health behavior counseling.},
  author={Alex H. Krist and Steven H. Woolf and Robert Earl Johnson and Stephen F. Rothemich and Tina Duong Cunningham and Resa M. Jones and Diane Baer Wilson and Kelly J. Devers},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          344-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although intensive health behavior counseling has been demonstrated to help patients lose weight and quit smoking, many payers offer limited coverage for such counseling. PURPOSE This mixed-methods case study examined how coverage affected utilization of an electronic linkage system (eLinkS) to help adult patients obtain intensive health behavior counseling, provided through a collaboration of primary care practices and community programs. METHODS Grant support enabled patients… CONTINUE READING

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