Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Methods of Controlling Rising Medical Costs
Slide content:Concierge Medicine - 2 Typical features Same day urgent care appointments Next day non-urgent care appointments 24-hour telephone access Extended office visits Preventive care physicals/screenings 15
Slide notes:Typical features of the retainer practice are similar to the Medical Home. Appointments are available the same day for urgent medical issues and next day for non-urgent issues. The patient has the providers mobile or home number and access 24 hours a day. Patients receive the personal attention of the provider during extended office visits. Many insurance plans do not cover this practice, or limit the number or type of preventive services available. Most retainer practices offer a full range of preventive care physicals and screenings. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 15