(30.) See Pecore & Doherty, supra note 23, at 14 (describing several features of individualized patient care, including "comprehensive physical[s]," longer office visits, and easier access to the physician); James Stathopoulos, Concierge Medicine
: Quality Care for a Price, 19 Annals Health L.
: applying rational economics to health care queuing.
Another approach to concierge medicine
is closer to a pre-paid medical services model.
That is one version of concierge medicine
, a new notion apparently gathering steam among practicing physicians in some parts of the country.
ColoradoBiz reached out to one of the largest health insurance providers in Colorado and in the nation, Cigna HealthCare, and in response to a question on the company's take to concierge medicine
we received the following statement via e-mail from spokesman Mark Slitt:
Washington, DC, September 30, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Amid the uncertainty of the national healthcare debate and rising premiums, the unique tool offered by United Concierge Medicine
(UCM) will be on display in Washington, DC.
The idea that a concierge model could work at a lower price point and without insurance occurred to Garrison Bliss when a couple of his group practice partners left to launch the MD2 (pronounced "MD squared") Concierge Medicine
Companies increasingly are marketing to this rising demographic, fueling a surge of ''mass luxury'' products and services from premium Starbucks coffee and organic groceries to concierge medicine
and VIP lanes at airports.
One type of medical practice growing in the marketplace is "concierge medicine
," in which patients pay a doctor or group of doctors a set fee (usually paid annually or monthly) in exchange for a defined package of care.
One idea that has been gaining popularity recently is that of "concierge medicine
." These doctors contract directly with their patients in order to avoid the burden of third-party payers.
Over the next one to three years, more than 50 percent of physicians will cut back on patients seen, work part-time, switch to concierge medicine
, retire, or take other steps likely to reduce patient access, the survey finds.