Concierge-style primary care for large delivery systems is the next frontier for healthcare, according to an article on the Psychiatric Times website.
Hospitals now own one in four medical practices in America, the article said. Many of the primary care practices they've bought were staffed by concierge physicians.
The benefits for the hospitals is clear. A concierge program can deliver much higher per-hour revenue than a traditional practice and can align with a vertically integrated business model.
Also, the physicians increase the value of their practice when they have a concierge program and decide to sell to a large delivery system.
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