One Medical has a reputation for being a high-end health care provider, and it typically charges its relatively affluent clientele a $199 annual fee — before members use insurance or pay out of pocket. The company promises a tech-driven scheduling and telemedicine experience along with a more personal relationship with medical provider
The most interesting part of Forward, though, is invisible. As part of the service, Forward fetches your medical records from all your previous caregivers. Then it digitizes them—often by hand, because of the many, many incompatible data formats that bedevil medical record-keeping—with whatever genetic information you have, from the rough genotyping of a 23andMe to a whole genome sequence.
Have you ever wondered why you doctor doesn’t talk to you by phone? Lawyers, accountants, engineers and just about every other professional you can think of discovered that phones are a handy way of communicating with clients almost a century ago. More recently, they turned to email. Why haven’t doctors made these discoveries?
It gets worse. Have you ever wondered why the doctors who prescribe medications have no idea what they cost or where you can get the best price in the area where you live?
All these questions have the same answer: doctors don’t get paid to do these things.
An increasing number of primary care physicians are downsizing to a concierge medical practice (also termed “retainer-based medicine”). In a concierge medical practice, the physician limits the number of patients in his practice and offers exclusive services for an annual fee.
Battle between SignatureMD and MDVIP rages over alleged anticompetitive practices that require doctors to sign noncompete agreements.
A decade ago, when concierge-style practices emerged, "it was primarily for physicians in the second half of their careers, looking to shrink their practices a bit," said James Williams, MD, a physician in Washington, D.C., who recently adopted the model. Today, younger doctors are switching "as a survival technique, a way to fight back against all the changes in primary care, meeting demands for meaningful use and electronic health records," he said.
More practices are catering to the middle class, with the goal of providing affordable care.
It’s unsurprising that new models of care are emerging that address physicians’ desires to spend more time with each patient. One such trend is concierge medicine.
Concierge medicine serves the ridiculously rich at the expense of everyone else. The point of that story is this: More attention doesn’t always equal better care.
Concierge medicine allows doctors to charge a flat monthly fee for services. It’s an idea that finally might be catching on.
A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing "health care for billionaires" to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state employees.
It's called direct primary care, modeled after "concierge" medical practices that have gained prominence in the past two decades.
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Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), is a multimedia news resource and information organization and the industry’s oldest national trade publication for the Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Concierge Medicine marketplace. Their web site, www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com, is the online destination for consumers, businesses, physicians, legislators, researchers and other stakeholders to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drives the conversation that concierge medicine and direct primary care is creating on a national and international level.
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