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CA | Medical care in 2018 rings out the broken promises, brings in solutions

Also growing are direct pay specialty and surgical practices where the fees for the operating room, surgeon and anesthesiologist are included in one low price. And yes, many of these practices even in California offer sliding scales and charity care without running afoul of rigid federal regulations.

By Valley News Newsroom on January 19, 2018 | Dr. Marilyn M. Singleton Special to Valley News

One successful model is direct primary care mainly seen in solo and small medical practices. Here, patients pay a monthly fee generally ranging $75 to $150 directly to the physician’s office for 24/7 access, and in many cases, basic labs and medications and steep discounts on radiology and pathology services. Also growing are direct pay specialty and surgical practices where the fees for the operating room, surgeon and anesthesiologist are included in one low price. And yes, many of these practices even in California offer sliding scales and charity care without running afoul of rigid federal regulations.

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SOURCE: http://myvalleynews.com/health/medical-care-in-2018-rings-out-the-broken-promises-brings-in-solutions/

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