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Senators Seek Information on FDA’s Mobile Health App Plans

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of six senators sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg asking for clarification on the agency’s regulations for mobile health applications, The Hill’s“Healthwatch” reports (Viebeck, “Healthwatch,” The Hill, 3/19). Background In September 2013, FDA issued final guidance for mobile health applications. The guidance said FDA will focus oversight on apps that: Were developed […]

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NYC: doctors abandon sick masses, promise ‘life extension’ for billionaires

Wall Street-types in Manhattan now think that doctors who accept private insurance are inadequate for their gilded bodies. Welcome to the world of concierge medicine on steroids: The health care market in New York is sufficiently unusual that members of the affluent classes routinely question the merits of doctors who do take insurance. How could the doctor […]

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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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Concierge Medicine in North Texas

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Frustrated with packed waiting rooms, mounting paperwork and falling reimbursements, thousands of physicians are abandoning traditional practices in favor of what’s being called ‘concierge’ or ‘boutique’ medical practices. Doctors typically charge a flat fee that can range from a few thousand dollars a year to $50,000 annually in some parts of […]

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Where Do Patients Go To Find Concierge Medical Care?

Patient inquiries into “how to find a concierge doctor” are growing nationwide. However, locating the concierge physicians is not easy. In response, Concierge Medicine Journal launches its official Concierge Medical Care Directory: ConciergeMedicalCare.com. Demand Is Continuing To Rise “Locating a local concierge physician can be difficult for patients. We have been experiencing a steady and growing […]

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Stanford Joins Concierge Medicine

Stanford Hospital and Clinics joins concierge medicine with a distinguished primary care practice to compliment its Executive Health program. The Stanford Concierge Medicine program is a retainer based program with patients paying monthly fees for the personalized care. The program is a model of personalized care. Stanford Concierge Medicine Program An ongoing relationship with a […]

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Tom Blue – 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” medicine by pricing their services at levels easily […]

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Nation’s First Hybrid Concierge Medicine Gynecology Practice from Concierge Choice Physicians

Dr. Connie Casad is the first gynecologist in the nation to provide the hybrid concierge medicine practice model for enhanced gynecologic procedures. Dallas-based physician Dr. Connie Casad has become the first gynecologist in the nation to offer the hybrid concierge medicine model from Concierge Choice Physicians. Dr. Casad chose the hybrid model to offer her […]

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Concierge Medicine: Abandoning The Insurance System For Cash And Better Care

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system By Steve Hargreaves, CNN Money, June 11 2013 Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They’re expecting patients to pony up with cash. Some doctors who have gone that route love it, saying […]

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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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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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