Archive | September, 2013

Concierge Choice Physicians Offering Webinar On Adding Value To ACOs

Monetizing Concierge Medicine to Bring Value and Differentiation to Large Medical Groups, Health Systems, ACOs and Patient-Centered Medical Homes Concierge Choice Physicians: What:   Doctors, practice managers and administrators, as well as executive management strategists for large and mid-size groups can learn how concierge medicine can bring new private sources of revenue to support patient-centered […]

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Concierge Medicine Included in Orange County, California’s Fastest-Growing Businesses

For the second year in a row, the Orange County Business Journal has named Personalcare Physicians among Orange County’s fastest-growing private companies, ranking the manager of concierge medicine practices at #70 on its annual list. rvine, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 After debuting on the 2012 list, Personalcare Physicians continues to grow at a blistering […]

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Autonomy vs. Employment: Concierge Medical Care Can Help Physicians Decide

By Wayne Lipton If you are an independent physician who either makes the decisions about how your practice is run or how, as a group, your group is run (small to mid-sized groups), then you have some degree of precious autonomy. Outside of in-network considerations, you have some control over who you direct your patient […]

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WHY IS IT HARD TO SEE A DOCTOR IN VERTMONT

INFOGRAPHIC LINK South Burlington, Vermont (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Dr. Alicia Cunningham, a Vermont concierge doctor,  announces this morning that she has released a new infographic, located at http://www.aliciacunningham.com/why, that explains the “quiet exodus” of internal medicine doctors from the State of Vermont. The most common question my prospective patients have is “Why can’t I […]

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Concierge Cardiology Beats Strong in Los Angeles

Concierge Medicine: Putting a price tag on contacting your medical specialist The Pacific Heart Institute is offering three levels of so-called concierge service from its cardiologists that will cost patients as much as $7,500 extra a year for constant access to their doctor. By David Lazarus, LA Times, September 23, 2013 So-called concierge medicine — doctors […]

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Nation’s First Health Insurance Plan for Direct Primary Care

Qliance and Physician Care Direct Introduce Nation’s First Health Insurance Plan for Direct Primary Care SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Sep 23, 2013) – Qliance Medical Management Inc. and Physician Care Direct (PCD) today announced the nation’s first health insurance plan for Direct Primary Care, an increasingly popular model of flat-fee medical care. The unique offering wraps […]

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Concierge Medicine: A Socially Responsible Brand

Madison ‘Concierge Clinic’ Offers Free Care To Uninsured by Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio, September 23, 2013 Listen to the Broadcast  A Madison clinic has taken a unique approach to “concierge medicine” – also described as “boutique medicine” and medical care the “way it used to be.” See Also another recent article on Our Lady […]

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Concierge doctors a growing practice in California

Concierge doctors a growing practice By Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star Dr. Jack Padour was burning out. The Ventura internal medicine doctor faced falling reimbursement rates and rising overhead. The only way to maintain his earnings was to see more patients. “I knew I was being compromised by seeing patients every eight to 10 minutes […]

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Concierge Medicine Grows in Greenville South Carolina

Subscription Medicine: Concierge practices are a growing healthcare model By April Morris When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented, experts predict that between 25 and 30 million people will join the newly insured in the United States. With aging physicians retiring and fewer entering general practice, experts also predict longer waits in the […]

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The Conversion Conundrum

THE SILENT CRY FOR A NEW MODEL TO SUPPORT PHYSICIANS IN THE “POST-CONVERSION” ERA OF PRIVATE MEDICINE By Tom Blue, Co-founder of n1Health The private medicine industry is poised for a long-awaited change. Since the dawn of the movement, private (“concierge”) physicians have failed to capture the real demand for their services. While the number of private […]

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Concierge Medicine Orange County California

Concierge Medicine: The doctor will see you now — for $2,000 By the Orange County Register posted on GOPUSA.com, September 6, 2013 Dr. Thomas Hwang, a Tustin internist, didn’t like the way his practice was evolving. Even as his patient load expanded, his take-home pay contracted, and he feared not having enough time to spend […]

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Arizona Concierge Doctor Flips to Direct Primary Care

Doctor Explains New Practice To Local Seniors By Stephanie Bunker for Moapa Valley Press, September 11, 2013 Dr. Michael Gorman, of Mesquite, paid a visit to the Overton Senior Center on Thursday to answer questions and explain details of a new type of practice he plans to open this fall, Direct Primary Care. The Seniors […]

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Whether You Call It “Direct Primary Care” or “Concierge Medicine,” Is It The Future?

Originally posted on The Healthcare Marketer:
For a while now I’ve been meaning to write a post about “Direct Primary Care” or “Concierge Medicine.” This is a trend that doesn’t get enough attention at a time when everyone is talking about creating sustainable models of care. Recently I received the nudge I needed to write…

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The Doctor Is Always In With Concierge Medicine in Houston

By Bayan Raji, Houston Business Journal, September 9, 2013 More physicians are changing the way they see patients in an attempt to stay afloat financially as they face increased overhead and decreased reimbursement with concierge medicine. Concierge medicine, or direct care, is when patients pay a set fee to have unlimited access to a physician. […]

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Direct Primary Care vs Concierge Medicine

A Destructive Debate: Direct Care vs Concierge Medicine By Tom Blue, June 2013 As the field of private medicine rapidly expands and diversifies, an important yet confusing distinction among private physician practices has caught the attention of the media and other industry stakeholders. A growing number of practices are aggressively defying the widespread misperception of “concierge” […]

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VIDEO: Obamacare in Three and a Half Minutes From Our Friends in Maine

Wendell Potter columnist at Center for Public Integrity and healthinsurance.org posted his take on the video on Huffington Post “The Blog” September 9th, 2013. “But don’t just take my word for it. Set aside 3 ½ minutes and let 21-year-old Maggie Ditré lay it out for you in a remarkably simple and informative video she […]

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It’s Time To Redefine Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine: A healthcare option once reserved for the wealthy may now be the middle class’ best chance to weather the vagaries of post-Obamacare medicine By Matt Jacobson PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — If you’re middle class and you think that your relationship with your family doctor is secure, think again. […]

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