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Pediatric Concierge Medicine Powow

First, I just got back from a great weekend at Skytop Lodge, where I spoke for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital.  Had an excellent time, hung out with some old friends, learned a lot.  This may be the best pediatric conference to which to bring a family anywhere in the country.  Well, that and our AAP …

A Concierge Practice Beatdown

The underbelly of the insurance industry came into view earlier this year in New York.  Here’s a great summary, stolen directly from histalk2.com.  Look at the conclusive sentence: A NY physician, concerned by the number of patients losing their jobs and health insurance, begins offering patients a flat $79 a month fee that covers unlimited …

Vaccine Refusal Dismissal Letters

Over on one of the coding lists, someone asked for a copy of a “a sample discharge letter for non-compliant families who refuse to vaccinate?” and I could have sworn I had a few handy.  And I didn’t.  A quick appeal to PedTalk got me a pair of items quickly.  My thanks to Drs. Barden …

Microcapitation

I just stumbled onto a goldmine of a blog whom I’ve referenced before but I hadn’t really explored. Lo! and Behold! a series of fascinating pieces about the concierge medicine concept but with language and articulation I haven’t encountered previously. A new term – microcapitation – seems to be a perfect description of the “Care …

Medical Economics and Concierge Medicine

I’ve got a stack of things to post, but I want to get this one out before I wake up the kids and start a new Monday. Here is an excellent piece about concierge medicine from Medical Economics. I don’t call it excellent because it supports some of my previous comments, but because it offers …

The Concierge Concept Continues to Spread

“A few weeks back, I pointed out a living, breathing example of a successful cash only pediatric business. I’ve also added a few posts about concierge pricing and what our customers are doing.Meanwhile, over on her blog, Susanne Madden adds some insightful commentary on the subject, including one point in there which is quite subtle, …

Perfect Pediatric Concierge Practice Example

Over on one of the MGMA mailing lists (whose content and quality seem to diminish over time), the ED of an interesting organization – True North: Maine’s Center for Functional Medicine and the Healing Arts – posted a message about their cash-only business. I poked around and found this segment in their pediatric section: Best …

Concierge Pediatric Practice

Back on the SOAPM list, I saw an interesting discussion about concierge practices. There was the usual commentary (‘Only crazy people in super special circumstances could do that!’), so I thought I’d take a moment to dispel some of the myths. I suspect that if some of the naysayers stopped to do some simple math, …