FORBES: ‘Who Will Pay For Proactive Medicine?’

By Todd Hixon, Forbes, Contributor AUGUST 29, 2014 – Last week I posted about the huge, neglected value of proactive medicine. Afterwards I talked with Bret Jorgensen, CEO of MDVIP, the pioneer Concierge Medicine company. We talked about the results that different intensive primary care models are demonstrating, and the challenges they face when they attempt to convince payers to invest resources in proactive medicine … Continue reading FORBES: ‘Who Will Pay For Proactive Medicine?’

ALABAMA: Decatur Clinic Not Accepting Insurance, Offers Alternative to Patients

Aug 21, 2014 – DECATUR, Ala. – There’s a growing trend across the nation that’s changing the way patients get treatment. And now concierge medicine is being offered at a clinic in Decatur. Roxanne Vanhoozer is a patient at A Heartbeat Away Clinic on 6th Avenue in Decatur. “Convenience” said Vanhoozer. “It’s wonderful.” Vanhoozer uses the clinic because it’s right next door to her office. … Continue reading ALABAMA: Decatur Clinic Not Accepting Insurance, Offers Alternative to Patients

Maine Medical Association Holding Direct Primary Care Workshop for Maine Physicians

SAVE THE DATE  Friday, September 26th (afternoon) through Saturday, September 27th (morning) DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC) WORKSHOP FOR MAINE PHYSICIANS at the Maine Medical Association 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME Come and learn about Direct Primary Care – What is it? Why are over 500,000 patients nationwide now in DPC arrangements? How does DPC work for the uninsured? people in Medicare? orin High Deductible plans? … Continue reading Maine Medical Association Holding Direct Primary Care Workshop for Maine Physicians

Oklahoma doctor making a run around ObamaCare

August 26, 2014 — [By Shalva Ginsparg | Watchdog.org] — About a year before the birth of Obamacare, Dr. Keith Smith, director of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, posted all the prices for his center’s surgeries online. Today, he’s in expansion mode, looking to build two more operating rooms. His fastest-growing group of patients? Obamacare enrollees. Though armed with Obamacare health insurance plans, the patients … Continue reading Oklahoma doctor making a run around ObamaCare