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Analysis | Could Ditching Health Insurance Transform Physician Practices?

By Mandy Roth | August 07, 2018 | HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA

A new approach to practice management could reduce cost and utilization and enhance patient care.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Membership fees pay for 24/7 physician access; no insurance accepted.
  • Model moves beyond concierge medicine with a network of specialists, plus lab, imaging, and pharmacy services.
  • Patient shoulders responsibility for obtaining insurance; often non-traditional coverage.
  • Experts caution that patients should understand coverage limits.

An Atlanta physician practice management startup suggests it has figured out how to get primary care physicians out of the business of managing insurance and return to the practice of medicine.

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SOURCE: https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/innovation/could-ditching-health-insurance-transform-physician-practices

 

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