Concierge medicine is not a new thing, but it has long been regarded as something primarily for wealthy individuals who could pay for a higher level of care. Today it is becoming a valuable option for individuals from all different income levels who are interested in getting more from their primary care provider. If you […]
If a cash-only physician practice sounds like it might not be entirely above-board, you probably haven’t heard about concierge medicine. Today there are many legitimate doctors who are switching from traditional healthcare models, where they receive the majority of income from insurance providers, to a cash-only practice where patients pay monthly or annual retainer fees […]
It is no secret that medical costs in the United States have skyrocketed over the past few decades, and today we spend almost $2 out of every $5 on healthcare (17 percent of our Gross Domestic Product, or GDP). At $2.8 trillion every year, that is enough money to rank as the sixth largest economy […]
When it comes to healthcare, everyone wants to get the best possible care from the best doctors. While the traditional model of healthcare delivery has been in place for many years, today there is a new way to see your primary care physician: it’s called concierge medicine. Here are some of the reasons that many […]
A decade ago not many people were paying attention to concierge medicine. Most believed it was a niche market for the very wealthy who wanted to pay for more comprehensive care and physician access. Like all new innovation and technology, early adopters were on board long before it was available to the masses. Today, though, […]
Medical care is something that everyone needs, but in today’s healthcare environment there are a lot of different ways that people can access care. One of the growing trends is general practitioners switching to concierge medical practices. If you have heard about concierge medicine before, you may have heard one or more of these popular […]
Many physicians today are feeling the crunch of operating a medical practice—the huge volume of patients that most practices carry, the paperwork required to keep up with insurance regulations and healthcare laws, and the limited time you have to make an impact on the health of the people you see every day.
If you have considered […]
On Monday March 31st, 2014, the US Senate voted 64 to 35 to approve H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. HR 4302 creates another temporary ‘fix’ to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fee cuts and it mandates that Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot adopt ICD-10 until at least October 1st 2015.
You may have heard the term “concierge medicine” and perhaps are not quite sure exactly what it means, or how it is different from the traditional family practice doctor’s office that most Americans are used to. Here are some ways that the concierge medicine office environment differs from what you might be used to, and […]
Finding the right physician is not always as simple as just going to the doctor’s office that is nearest to your home or office. The right physician is someone who you trust and want to work with to improve your overall health. With this in mind, many patients today are choosing to forego the traditional […]