concierge medicine

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concierge medicine

n.
A health care arrangement in which patients pay an enrollment fee in order to receive care at a medical practice.
A popular term for greater health care access and service which may be purchased from a specialist for a concierge fee

concierge medicine

Medical practice in which a patient pays a physician in advance for unique, around-the-clock access to his or her professional services, without an intermediary such as an insurance company.
Synonym: boutique medicine; retainer medicine
See also: medicine
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to look at the propriety of retainer medicine and have reviewed some offices, including those of MDVIP.
Given all that, Riddick is one who is skeptical about the prospects of retainer medicine.
Some physicians who spoke with this newspaper doubted that any type of retainer medicine would become a major trend.