ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Are new membership models ducks or decoys? That’s the question Concierge Choice Physicians (CCP), the pioneer in the innovative hybrid model of concierge care, will answer during a free 30-minute webinar, Tuesday, September 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST (7:30 CST, 5:30 PST), reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of emerging membership models available to physicians today. Entitled “Duck or Decoy? An Insider’s Perspective,” the webinar will be presented by CCP founder and managing partner Wayne Lipton, a noted leader in the concierge medicine industry, in an engaging question and answer format.
“The number of new practice models – many membership- or fee-based – hitting the market today is astounding”
“The number of new practice models – many membership- or fee-based – hitting the market today is astounding,” notes Lipton. “Physicians struggling to maintain a viable practice want to know if membership models are the real thing – that is the duck – or simply marketing terms or decoys to get them to sign up for pricey management or programs patients may not want or use. We’ll take an honest look at options as well as what’s working, what isn’t and why.”
The webinar will offer answers to a number of questions physicians frequently ask about membership models including direct pay, full-model and Hybrid Concierge programs. Examined will be issues related to potential income, push-back from insurers, consumer preferences, as well as legal and ethical issues. Emphasis will be given to how membership models can work in the emerging Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace.
Lipton notes that among membership models, concierge programs are becoming increasingly more attractive to patients who want to maintain relationships with their chosen physicians. Physicians in turn appreciate the independence and autonomy both Hybrid and full-model programs provide. In both models, patients pay a modest fee, often averaging less than a daily cup of latte, and in return, secure real value for their healthcare dollars through a range of attractive non-covered services such as more extensive preventive care services and secondary benefits including same-day appointments, little to no waiting time and a direct phone line and/or email to the physician.
About Concierge Choice Physicians
Concierge Choice Physicians™ is a private company headquartered in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Concierge Choice Physicians offers a hybrid medical practice option so that doctors can provide both traditional and concierge-style medicine within a single practice. The company works with medical practices in 23 states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.choice.md or call 877-888-5590.