Concierge Medicine – The Antidote to Micromanaged Physicians
A future scenario: Government regulated and managed health care, with decisions on treatment and care decided by people who are not medical professionals.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported the handwriting on the wall: That half the nation’s health-care spending will come from federal funding by 2020.
President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-overhaul law is set to dramatically change the way doctors and patients interact with each other. These facts have sparked great interest (and many misleading notions) about concierge medicine, and who should be pursuing this new way of investing your healthcare dollars.
For less than the cost of a daily Starbucks fix, any family concerned about keeping access to their favorite physician can sign on with SignatureMD and not worry that their insurance company will deny them access to their favorite doctors, regardless of changes in their insurance policy.
Concierge medicine is really personalized care that creates a more direct relationship between the patient who signs on with SignatureMD, and the doctor who signs up with SignatureMD. Doctors concerned with their income loss from a more restrictive payout schedule are highly motivated to consider concierge medicine as a fix to the salary crunch.
The effects of the Obama health bill will really kick in 2014, as we see a dramatic health overhaul with many more Americans eligible for the Medicaid insurance program for the poor.
The US government will subsidize insurance plans for millions of lower earners through new insurance exchanges. Add to that the swelling Medicare enrollment from an aging population.
With these restrictive new changes for doctors, many are in need of concierge medicine plans to keep their practices in the black, and SignatureMD even offers streamlined administrative support to help existing practices with an enhanced efficiency, making time work for the physician and patient in a mutually beneficial partnership.
SignatureMD takes the elitist ring of ‘concierge medicine’ and delivers targeted tiered restructuring to personalize the physican’s practice, enhance the benefits packages for patients and give doctors a sense of manageable control once again on their small medical practices.
SignatureMD’s concierge medicine suite of services is a time and money management implementation that doctors can easily use to stabilize and grow their practice and offer peace of mind to patients who partner with them. Signature MD concierge medicine is an innovative tool that frees doctors to do what they love, heal their patients, while freeing them from paperwork, insurance company logjams and patient frustrations.
Concierge medicine through SignatureMD is an affordable path to a different type of practice. SignatureMD is looking for those innovative and popular practices of exceptional physicians who are interested in the independence from government restraints and edicts.
With offices in Los Angeles, California and Richmond, Virginia, SignatureMD (signaturemd.com) is one of the nation’s largest firms providing initial conversion and ongoing support services to concierge medicine physicians. SignatureMD currently partners with more than 160 affiliated primary care physicians and specialists across 31 states, and its network is rapidly expanding.