Archive | February, 2014

Doctors Become Reluctant Employees As Many Are Forced Out of Private Practice

By The Medicus Firm DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — As consolidation in healthcare continues, and more mergers and acquisitions occur, many physicians are becoming employees and less interested in private practice ownership. How do physicians feel about the transition from practicing as an owner or partner of a practice, to practicing as an employee? The […]

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Doctors Stressed By Too Many Patients Turn To Concierge Medical Care

January 2, 2014|By Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel Five years ago, Dr. Ivan Castro of Winter Park was miserable with the way medicine was going. “I was constantly running behind to see the next patient and had to focus more on paperwork than on patient care,” recalls Castro, 52. That year, Castro changed his practice to the […]

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More Doctors Making House Calls, Concierge Medicine Sarasota

By Isabel Mascarenas Doctor Daniel Cooper’s patients see him, he’s the one making house calls. As he carries a large brown leather doctor’s bag, reminiscent of the ones used when doctors visited patients at home, Cooper stops by new patient John Sullivan’s home for a consultation. Sullivan says he and his wife spent about a […]

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Dr. Uday Jani Introduces A Personalized Concierge Medical Care Solution

New concierge medical care model incorporates traditional and integrative medicine Uday Jani, MD, has transitioned his family medicine practice to a personalized care model, also known as concierge medicine care. Based in Milton, Jani’s personalized care practice provides patients with a unique approach to overall health and wellness by offering both traditional and alternative integrative […]

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3 Reasons Why Americans are Turning to Concierge Medicine in 2014

What is concierge medicine and who is using it these services? Over the past decade, the trend in Primary Care Specialties has been for physicians to see an increasingly large panel of patients. This is due, in part, to decreasing reimbursements from Medicare and private insurance companies for primary care services. In many cases, physicians […]

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Is Concierge Medicine A Smart Choice for Doctors?

Rachida Essadiq for NTC Healthcare The Concierge Medicine Solution Examined Business savvy physicians making the switch to concierge medicine are changing the face of healthcare- one subscription at a time. The concept behind concierge medicine is simple: patients pay a monthly “subscription” fee to a physician, sometimes with a small “per visit” fee for access […]

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Concierge Medicine Iowa Opens to Serve Patients Through New Approach to Medical Care

West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 In a day of lots of talk about changes in health care, Dr. Trae Ingram decided to do something about it. Ingram, a board certified family practice physician, decided there had to be something better for patients and for himself as well. Bothered by the need to […]

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A Place for Concierge Medicine in Workers’ Comp?

By: Rising Medical Solutions veryone seems to be talking about big data, analytics and how to leverage them toward better claims performance, including medical outcomes. But does better information alone drive optimal outcomes? Most likely, the answer is no. Experienced claims professionals understand that the complexity and cost of managing a portfolio of medical cases preclude […]

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New Trend In Health Insurance: Low-Cost Concierge Medicine

The New Concierge Medicine Trend A recent survey of physicians by the consulting firm Accenture found that one in three independent doctors is thinking about no longer accepting health insurance and going into what’s been called concierge care, where they cap the number of patients they see, and patients –who pay them as much as […]

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Physician Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing Themselves

Jacqueline Fellows A flourishing community of support is emerging for entrepreneurial physicians who believe they may have the next great idea for healthcare. As more physicians leave private practice to join hospitals and health systems as part of the employed workforce, some in the industry are raising questions about the disappearing identity of physician entrepreneurs If the […]

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Hayden Patients Say Concierge Medical Care Service Is A Healthier Alternative

Scott Maben The Spokesman-Review He doesn’t ride a horse or carry a leather satchel with a stethoscope and forceps. But patients describe Dr. Rich Samuel as a throwback to a simpler time in medicine. He gets them in quickly for appointments, offers leisurely visits and even answers their calls at night and on weekends. “We’re trying to go back […]

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The Doctor’s Team Will See You Now

A visit to the doctor may mean seeing someone else instead. An increasing number of practices are scrapping the traditional one-on-one doctor-patient relationship. Instead, patients are receiving care from a group of health professionals who divide up responsibilities that once would have largely been handled by the doctor in charge. While the supervising doctor still […]

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P&G Seeks to Sell Concierge Health-Care Operator

By Amy Or , The Wall Street Journal Procter & Gamble Co. is seeking to sell MDVIP, a personalized health-care operator catering to the wealthy, in what would be the latest divestment by a consumer goods and health-care company, people familiar with the situation said. P&G has mandated investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. as its adviser […]

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Apprehensive, Many Doctors Shift to Jobs With Salaries

By ELISABETH ROSENTHALFEB. 13, 2014 American physicians, worried about changes in the health care market, are streaming into salaried jobs with hospitals. Though the shift from private practice has been most pronounced in primary care, specialists are following. Last year, 64 percent of job offers filled through Merritt Hawkins, one of the nation’s leading physician placement firms, involved hospital […]

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Patients Embrace Hybrid Concierge Medicine

By Wayne Lipton It’s no surprise that more and more physicians are turning to concierge medicine practice models, particularly hybrid models.  But did you know that more patients are joining concierge programs than ever before? We work with large- and small-physician practices from coast to coast, and in the last few months, we can say definitively […]

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Concierge Medicine Gets Obamacare Boost

by Leigh Held NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Affordable Care Act began its ripple effect two weeks ago, and health insurance shoppers are quietly adjusting to their new benefits. Yet one unexpected side effect has been the boost to concierge care, typically thought of as a service for the wealthy alone. Concierge medicine has stepped down […]

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CULTURE CHANGE IS HERE: PEOPLE ARE SHOPPING FOR PRICES IN HEALTH CARE

Posted by Jeanne Pinder on February 16, 2014 I got a call the other day from a research team paid by a big organization to do research. They  were seeking information about cost transparency — whether consumers are actually using health-cost information, and how they are using it. Their beginning assumptions were that few people — only […]

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ACA fueling patient anxiety about primary care

February 17, 2014 | Madelyn Kearns – Associate Editor The viability of the primary care model is being called into question by patients who aren’t so certain about where the traditional PCP way of life can go from here — and that could shape emerging models for physician practices. A whopping 69 percent of patients expressed […]

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1 In 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare To Concierge Medicine

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 14,000 physicians conducted by […]

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Why paying doctors salaries instead of fees won’t make healthcare cheaper

By Max Nisen One of the lesser-known consequences of health care reform in the US is a massive consolidation of doctors. Former private practice physicians are getting sucked into hospitals or networks of affiliated practices and hospitals. Beyond hospital recruiting, uncertainty about the health care market, lower insurance and Medicare payments, and malpractice premiums have driven many […]

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