Archive | May, 2013

MedLion Praises AAPP For Supporting Direct Primary Care

MedLion Applauds American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Direct Primary Care In yet another boom to the desire for new practice models in this country’s long-suffering healthcare industry, America’s largest family medicine organization—the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)—announced recently its support of Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low-cost, high-quality formula that has shown […]

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A New Model For Primary Care: Direct Primary Care Medical Home

By Randy Robinson, M.D., and Mason Reiner, Physicians News Digest, May 28th 2013 “Dear, how much were the groceries?” An efficient, effective healthcare system is built upon an enduring relationship between patients and their primary care physician. CMS’s Comprehensive Patient Care Initiative (CPCI) rightly states that risk stratified care, access and continuity, planned care for […]

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Concierge Medicine: MD Opts Out And It’s Working- A Direct Primary Care Success Story

By Dave Chase CEO of Avado, on Forbes.com May, 23, 2013 Dr. Rob Lamberts is an entertaining and informative writer who has been chronicling his departure from a traditional practice where his time was increasingly spent with billing codes, rather than patients. In his latest installment, he describes how well it’s working. “It feels dangerous to write this, […]

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What is Direct Primary Care?

What is Direct Primary Care? I am a first year medical student. I have recently discovered what direct primary care is and I share with you what I know so far. It is the return of the classic family doctor. Here is an example of how a direct primary care physician might structure his or […]

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Iowa Health Clinic Opens State’s First Direct Pay – Concierge Medicine Program

Concierge medicine and Direct Pay Care continue to grow across the nation in front of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation. BY Kaite Weidemann, for KCRG ABC 9, May 20th 2013 DUBUQUE – A Dubuque medical center has become the first Direct Pay clinic in Iowa. Some patients are calling it a “revolutionary” approach to […]

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Doctors Transform How They Practice Medicine With Concierge Care

By Ankita Rao published on KHN, Kaiser Health News, May 15th 2013 Dr. Thomas Bellavia transformed his traditional medical practice in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., into a so-called medical home where patients are seen by teams of doctors and nurses.  He says it has paid off in better, more coordinated care for his patients and healthier […]

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Family Physicians And Patients Embrace Direct Primary Care – Concierge Medicine

AAFP Recognizes Benefits, Creates DPC Policy By Sherri Porter for AAFP News Now on American Academy of Family Physicians, May 14th 2013. Around 10 a.m. one recent morning, Atlas MD, a family medicine practice in Wichita, Kan., fielded a call from a frantic parent whose 14-year-old son had just been bitten by a dog. As a direct […]

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Atlas MD Develops Software To Help Doctors Manage Concierge Medicine Practices

Josh Heck, Wichita Business Journal, May 15th 2013 Dr. Josh Umbehr takes an insurance-free approach to providing medical care. It’s a concept that works for his business, and now he wants to help other medical professionals duplicate it. Umbehr’s practice, Atlas MD, worked with Entermotion in Wichita to develop software that manages the business aspects […]

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Rise in Concierge Medicine Draws Scrutiny

Once again the concierge medicine community draws some questions about its reduced practice sizes and direct pay model. It is unfortunate that the failures of  the health care system as a whole are pinned on doctors and patients that leave the system. Concierge medicine is not for every patient nor every doctor. Patients need care today and […]

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ACA Will Test Consumers’s Loyalty To Their Doctors- Will Concierge Medicine Catch Their Eyes?

Over one-third may switch doctors—if the price is right SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new HealthPocket consumer survey found that 34 percent of respondents are motivated to reduce their health plan costs versus keep their doctor. When survey takers were asked, “If changing from your doctor to another doctor could save […]

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Mayo Clinic Joins Concierge Medicine

Mayo Clinic Targets Ultra-Wealthy with Concierge Medicine The Mayo Clinic, one of the nation’s most prominent hospitals, is starting to flex its muscle in the field of medical concierge medicine services for the wealthy. MAY 3, 2013 • RAYMOND FAZZI on Private Wealth The Rochester, Minn.-based hospital this year started to ramp up efforts to […]

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Aloha Concierge Medicine Hawaii

Windward Physician Mark Kimbrell Offers His Community Highly Personalized Care through Innovative Hybrid Concierge Medicine Practice Medical practice designed to accommodate patients’ healthcare needs not the typical one-size-fits-all medical care system KAILUA, Hawaii  April 30th, 2013– With a strong commitment to his patients and profession, Mark Kimbrell, M.D., an Oahu-based primary care physician, becomes one […]

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Concierge Medicine: Not Just On TV- Meet The Real East End Docs

By Kathryn G. Menu for The Sag Harbor Express Since 2009, the concept of concierge medicine in the Hamptons is most closely associated with the USA Network television show, “Royal Pains,” featuring a doctor who attends to the wealthy and glamorous, often on sprawling estates overlooking the ocean. But concierge medicine is not just a […]

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MD2 International Opens Upper East Side Concierge Medicine Primary Care Office

MD² International, the founders and definitive providers of concierge medicine, opened their Park Avenue practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with Drs. Shari Midoneck and George Ellis. The expanding collection of primary care offices now grants select families access to the most highly sought-after internists and specialists in the most well traveled cities in the […]

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What is Direct Primary Care?

The American Academy of Family Physicians published this article on Direct Primary Care, or concierge medicine for the masses as the media has labeled the model. As patients and physicians face the full implementation of The Affordable Care Act many are looking for alternatives. Concierge medicine and Direct Primary Care offer this alternative. AAPP Polices The direct […]

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Physician Practice Satisfaction: Why We Should Care

Francis J. Crosson and Lawrence Casalino on Health Affairs Blog, May 9th, 2013 In less than nine months millions of Americans will receive new health care coverage through provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Most observers believe that strong physician leadership can help heath care reform succeed, through the optimization of care quality and cost management. […]

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Direct Primary Care Practices Bypass Insurance: Concierge Medicine for the Masses is Here To Stay!

Dave Chase, Forbes contributor and Healthcare IT CEO of Avado,  offers us a detailed look at the Direct Primary Care, or concierge medicine for the masses, via California Healthcare Foundation. Please download the full document via California Healthcare Foundation link at the bottom. The article offers a comprehensive look at direct primary care, which relates to […]

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