Archive | October, 2013

The New Healthcare Paradigm: The Hybrid Direct Care Model

BY ZACH LANDMAN IN OFFICE · PRACTICE MANAGEMENT · UNCATEGORIZED — 17 OCT, 2013 We see a lot of buzzwords and new ideas spreading as the post-ACA healthcare landscape begins to take shape. Today, we focus on a new idea that may hold the key towards transitioning traditional practices into successful post-ACA practices. The Hybrid Direct Care Model. Under the Hybrid […]

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How Concierge Medicine and HSAs Work Together to Cut Health Care Costs

Concierge medicine seems to be the new trend in health care these days, with more people than ever choosing this type of provider over more traditional physicians. When you combine the benefits of concierge medicine with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) that’s linked with a health savings account (HSA), you have a winning combination. What […]

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BWell Senior Care Introduces New Home Care Model

Atlanta-Based Home Care Agency Provides Personal Care and Physician House Calls By BWell Senior Care Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 – 6:08 am ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — BWell Senior Care, a physician owned and operated home care agency, announces new home care model for mature adults who would like to stay in the comfort of […]

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Patients, firms shop for better health care deals

Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself _ and his employer _ thousands of dollars on his surgery. Freeman’s insurer covered his travel costs and the entire bill because a medical center in Oklahoma City could remove the loose cartilage in his knee for about 70 percent less than a hospital closer […]

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Why Your Doctor Won’t See You Now

Unless you embrace some serious measures to make sure you are taking care of your health, you may find yourself in a serious medical situation. As soon as Obamacare takes effect, this program, along with a number of other factors, may make it much harder to visit a doctor. So, there’s only one person you […]

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Gleneagles Family Medicine Associates Brings Choices in Medical Care to Huntsville Area Patients

Becomes first practice in Alabama to offer innovative Hybrid model from Concierge Choice Physicians HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — When Dr. Michael Carter and Dr. Brooke Uptagrafft measured the average time they were spending with each of their patients, they realized something had to change. Along with the practice’s senior partner, Dr. Tim Howard, the two are physicians […]

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The Doctor-Rapper and CEO Who Intend to Fix Healthcare

AIMEE SWARTZOCT 10 2013, 9:25 AM ET Zubin Damania is a Stanford-trained physician working to develop a new model for primary care clinics. But if you cared to, you could also find him on YouTube, rapping as ZDoggMD. Damania, assuming the persona of ZDoggMD, began making music videos in 2010. He parodyied songs by Notorious […]

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Carr Medical Specialties Opens Concierge Medical Clinic in Lutherville, MD

Niche Physician-Access for Northern Baltimore County Residents Lutherville, MD (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 A concierge medicine clinic focused on internal medicine will open in Lutherville, MD, on October 14th. Carr Medical Specialties, led by Dr. Kevin L. Carr, will offer comprehensive personalized care in the field of internal medicine, providing services such as same or next […]

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Time for Concierge Medicine? The Mid-Size Practice May Be In Trouble.

BY DANIEL OH IN UNCATEGORIZED — 10 OCT, 2013  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare market is responding by offering cheaper outpatient services in pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens. This recent Forbes article details the rise of walk-in clinics and urgent care centers popping up at pharmacies everywhere. The way things are trending, the market share […]

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Assisted Living Offered Concierge Style In Sonoma California.

  Fountaingrove Lodge is a family owned business started by William Gallaher in 1977. Having developed over 30 retirement communities in the Western region of the United States, he is recognized leader in the field. With their partnership with Dr. Barnett, Fountaingrove Lodge offers 24/7 concierge medical care to its residents, creating a supportive and […]

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Nevadan at Work: Family doctor disavows insurance, turns to concierage medicine

By JENNIFER ROBISON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Dr. William Pierce needed to try something new. As a family doctor, Pierce grew tired of today’s standard care model, with its insurance-based billing practices and its big patient counts. So six years ago, Pierce turned to concierge medicine. He no longer accepts insurance, instead billing patients directly for […]

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VIDEO: What Is It Like At A Concierge Medicine Practice? By Choice Physicians of South Florida

Concierge Medicine in South Florida The dynamic husband and wife team at Choice Physicians of South Florida gives us a personal look at a concierge medicine practice and what a patient can expect from a concierge medicine doctor. Their unique personalized practice offers patients a chance to experience what medicine should be like for everyone. […]

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Concierge Pediatrician Opens Practice In Palm Beach Florida

By David Rogers Daily News Staff Writer Residents wanting care close to home for their children’s medical needs have a new option. Dr. Natalie Geary opened a concierge medicine practice Oct. 1 in Royal Poinciana Plaza, Suite 5C. Geary, former chief patient experience officer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has family and friends […]

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Will concierge medicine see a boom under ObamaCare?

Fox News discusses whether or not Obamacare/Affordable Care Act will cause a surge in concierge medicine practices.

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Local Physicians Taking Wait-And-See Approach

by BRADLEY HARTSELL, Thursday, October 10, 2013 The Affordable Care Act, which opened for registration on Oct. 1, has a lot of people asking questions about what it means for the future of health care. Unfortunately, doctors are still asking many questions themselves. Wait and see is the sentiment expressed by everyone from physicians to office […]

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As Obamacare Looms, Insurers Look Beyond Fee-For-Service Medicine, Say Execs At Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013

Bruce Japsen, Contributor “I write about health care and policies from the president’s hometown” The nation’s largest health plans say they are rapidly moving toward transparency and away from paying doctors and hospitals on a fee-for-service basis, four insurance executives said this morning at Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013. UnitedHealth Group UNH +0.12%(UNH), Humana HUM +0.02% (HUM) and several Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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Is Direct Primary Care An Answer To The Stalemate on Capitol Hill?

Let’s figure out what this means for the patient By Jessica Socheski | Posted: October 8, 2013 As Republicans and Democrats argue over government spending on the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of proponents of direct primary care wonder if they might have discovered part of the solution. Roughly 4,000 doctors in the U.S., according to Forbes magazine, […]

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Why is it so hard to find a doctor in Massachusetts?

Half of primary care physicians in our state are not accepting new patients. A prescription for the problem. By Michael Fitzgerald, The Boston Globe Magazine, October 2013 KATHRYN QUIRK THOUGHT it would be easy to find a new doctor when she moved from Boston to Newton in 2009, just like it was when she arrived […]

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Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Lisa Suennen As of last week, the heart of Obamacare is upon us with the opening of the health insurance exchanges (HIXs).  And while some think this represents the heart of darkness, it is hard to imagine that anything will stop January 1, 2014 from coming and, with it, a new legal […]

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Concierge Dermatology Boca Raton Style from MDVIP Founder

Concierge medicine practice ideals are attractive to patients. One of the founders of MDVIP, Dr. Robert Colton,  came out of retirement to create ClearlyDerm, a new experience in dermatology with all the concierge level care you would expect. By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel, October 13, 2013 Dr. Robert Colton once was a founding partner of […]

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