concierge medicine


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concierge medicine

n.
A health care arrangement in which patients pay an enrollment fee in order to receive care at a medical practice.
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This is concierge medicine for normal people," said the 61-year-old family physician.
com)-- Amid the uncertainty of the national healthcare debate and rising premiums, the unique tool offered by United Concierge Medicine (UCM) will be on display in Washington, DC.
The new site will offer advanced imaging services, primary care, pediatric and concierge medicine along with a wide variety of specialty services.
Although commentators often use the two terms interchangeably, direct practices and concierge medicine are not always the same.
Tom Blue, chief strategy officer of the American Academy of Private Physicians, a group that represents physicians in direct patient-contracting practices, suggested that concierge medicine is not out of reach, even for lower-income populations.
6% of owners of practices were planning to convert to concierge medicine.
quality to patients and lowers occupational satisfaction of physicians, concierge medicine provides guaranteed revenues and permits either reducing the number of patients, or at least providing differentiated-service arrangements.
The idea that a concierge model could work at a lower price point and without insurance occurred to Garrison Bliss when a couple of his group practice partners left to launch the MD2 (pronounced "MD squared") Concierge Medicine practice.
We need to offer more conveniences to [our] patients, such as telemedicine services, concierge medicine, house calls, and integrative and holistic medicine," he said.
The IRS does not directly answer whether you can use an HSA to pay for concierge medicine programs (also called "physician retainer programs" and "boutique medicine").
With more physicians retiring and an increasing number of doctors, particularly younger physicians, planning to switch in whole or in part to concierge medicine, we could see a limiting effect on physician supply and, ultimately, on the ability of the U.
The passage and implementation of the ACA continues to present strategic opportunities for the market: provider consolidation/service integration, the introduction of new delivery options such as retail clinics and concierge medicine, new payment methodologies, electronic health care technology, consumer empowerment, an overhaul of the health insurance market, and the introduction of new medical devices and pharmaceutical innovations.