Direct Pay vs Concierge Practices
Direct pay medical practice models are sometimes confused with concierge care. But there are important differences to consider.
Concierge medicine and primary care: The differences
Concierge medicine and direct primary care both have membership fees, but that doesn’t make them the same. Here are 10 differences you should know.
5 considerations for private physicians in 2020
The questions you should be asking, and the plans you should be making.
The MIPS disappointment: Why physicians should consider alternatives
Is membership medicine a better choice?
The balance between convenience and quality in private practice
Although far from perfect, private practices can learn something from the corporate approach to healthcare.
The power of a personal physician
When managing a practice gets so tough that you think you may just have to retire early or sell your practice, try to think about what you mean to the patients you serve.
Private practice and professional satisfaction
Physicians need to think seriously about what they are trading before they decide to become an employee of a health system instead of a private business owner.
Competition, consolidations, and concierge medicine
There is a way that physicians-including employed physicians-can manage the effects of healthcare consolidations.
Membership programs and the National Health System: More choices, more satisfaction
Why would someone who has access to free, quality healthcare pay for healthcare?
CMS’s proposal to collapse E/M levels will hurt physicians and patients
Doctors should never be disincentivized from caring for their sickest patients.
The problem with telemedicine
If telemedicine is supposed to provide convenient and accessible care, why are so few using these services?
Understanding CMS’s foray into direct contracting
Medicare as rolled out its “direct primary care prototype,” but physicians should look closer at the model as it’s not quite DPC.
The Future of Membership Medicine
This healthcare expert believes concierge medicine is the future of healthcare due to its benefits for both patients and physicians.
How to Combat Negative Reviews
In a culture where a single online negative review can sway patients from your practice, it's important to have a plan for dealing with negative comments.
Concierge Medicine Offers Convenience and Quality
Concierge medicine offers the convenience that patients get at urgent care clinics, and combines it with the quality care that a familiar physician can provide.
Concierge Medicine Helps Burnt-Out Physicians
Concierge medicine can help physicians dealing with burnout in more ways than one. Here's are a few examples.
Concierge Medicine Keeps Morale High
Keeping morale high is often difficult in medicine. Concierge medicine can help, according to this healthcare expert.
Concierge Care Frees Physicians From Exhausting Schedule
Concierge models offer doctors flexible schedules that remain financially lucrative and afford them more free time.
Concierge Medicine is Hard, Don't Go at it Alone
Don't make the mistake of starting an alternative payment program without doing your research first, warms a healthcare consultant.
Hospital Systems Offering Concierge Care
Healthcare professional explains how concierge care can work for hospital systems and patients on a large scale.
Concierge Medicine Improves Patient Communication
A healthcare professional explains how concierge medicine can improve physician/patient communication.
Concierge Medicine is Available to Everyone
Concierge medicine can benefit everyone and is not the high-end medical service some make it out to be, according to this expert.
Concierge Physicians and the Good Doctor
By ensuring they have adequate face-to-face time with patients, concierge physicians are providing wholesome care.
Concierge Medicine Can Save Your Practice
Concierge medicine is one model a private practice physician should consider if finances become tight.
How Should Physicians Determine Productivity?
The practice of medicine is quantifiable in many ways, not just dollar value.
What Uncertainty Means for Doctors
The uncertainties surrounding health legislation are going to mean uncomfortable times for physicians who want to map out their practice's immediate future.
Concierge a Wise Choice for Cardiology Practices
Cardiology practices can avoid the headaches of today's healthcare system through the viable alternative of concierge care.
What Happens When a Physician Has Time?
Physicians are being preoccupied with more and more requirements, which is unfortunate. Their time is precious, for many reasons.
Quality-Based Reimbursement Unfair to Physicians
Noncompliant patients could hurt physician quality scores under MACRA and reduce their compensation. How will that affect the doctor-patient relationship?
Physicians Overwhelmed by Paperwork Have Options
A new survey finds that disillusioned doctors are struggling to adapt to changing delivery and payment models. Hybrid concierge provides a way out.
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