Archive | January, 2013

1 In 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare To Concierge Medicine

BRUCE JASPEN, Forbes, 1/30/2013 As Medicare whacks away at what doctors are paid and health insurers move away from paying fees for service to bundled payments, more physicians who own their own practices will start direct pay or concierge medicine in the next one to three years. New data from a national survey of nearly […]

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Why concierge medicine will get bigger

Why concierge medicine will get bigger Practices could shield patients from health-care turmoil If you’ve joined a concierge medicine practice, recent trends in the worlds of health care and insurance may have you feeling good about your decision. If you haven’t signed up with one of these practices—also called “boutique,” “personalized” or “private-physician” practices—some of […]

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