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Everything you want to know about Ms.Medicine

FREQUENTLY ASKED PROVIDER QUESTIONS

Provider FAQS

Your patients will receive a higher level of care.  Care is under the provider’s purview, not dictated by patient volumes and insurance documentation.  Patient will have a provider who understands their whole health and can partner with them through illness, wellness and prevention.  Practices provide evidence-based care, which is the gold standard for healthcare.

Yes!  Our network providers have 100% ownership over their practice.  Ms.Medicine does not take any equity position in our affiliates or partners. 

You have worked hard to become a fantastic clinician, but may not feel confident in your ability or have the time to navigate the many steps it takes to launch and run a successful business.  The Ms.Medicine team providers a roadmap to success and surrounds you with the operational and clinical support you will need to start and grow your business.

With a physician at the helm and a team of specialists who have launched and supported many concierge practices, we walk beside you to launch and run a successful practice.  Specific services include operations support, marketing services, technology/EMR and inclusion in a network of like-minded clinicians who are elevating the level of care provided to patients.

Yes.  The Ms.Medicine concierge model offers both financial benefits for providers and patients.  For example, as a Ms.Medicine provider, you can expect to make 2-3 times your current health system salary (based on national averages) seeing 8-14 patients per day.  Our Ms.Medicine leadership team will collaborate with you to ensure your new practice structure establishes financial sustainability and increases revenue.

At this time Ms.Medicine is only working with Primary Care Providers and OB/Gyns.  For clinicians outside of these specialties who share our passion for elevating the care of women, we encourage you to join our Provider Alliance or participate in our Ms.MedEd programming.

A typical Ms.Medicine practice will transition 10-15% of their patients. Ms.Medicine provides patient recruitment services before, during and after your transition to communicate the Ms.Medicine difference to your existing and prospective patients.

While both DPC and Concierge Medicine are types of membership medicine, Concierge care focuses on the value-added services like a dedicated physician who truly knows their patients and is available 24/7, providing preventative and wellness services as well as primary care. 

A DPC model focuses on access and cost-savings for patients who desire price-transparency and the ability to see a provider as needed.

At Ms.Medicine practices, concierge care is always provided by a physician and is truly focused on building a healthcare partnership that is not transactional or episodic, but rather focused on a relationship between the patient and provider with utmost wellness at the forefront.  At Ms.Medicine practices, DPC is offered by a Nurse Practitioner and is a wonderful way to provide affordable, accessible and exemplary care for patients that need a more transactional relationship.

The Ms.Medicine name lends credibility and embodies dedication to comprehensive, gender-specific, evidence-based care.  We want you to feel proud of your practice, so our team will work with you to establish a branding scheme that works right for you.

When the time comes for you to retire, as the owner of your practice, you have full control over whether to sell or close your practice.  Ms.Medicine will work with you to develop a transition strategy without disruption to patient care.

For providers just starting out, we welcome you to join our Provider Alliance.  Typical Ms.Medicine providers have at least 5 years of experience in practice, developing a panel of patients, honing skills and learning, learning, learning!

Medicare physicians (whether “participating” or “non-par”) cannot charge beneficiaries extra for Medicare-covered items or services.  Our membership fee for primary care is a bundle of services that CMS would consider covered and non-covered, therefore we cannot accept Medicare.

Additionally, the federal Anti-Kickback Law states the fee paid by the practices/providers should not be directly or indirectly related to the volume or value of Medicare patients/billings/referrals.  This issue disappears if the provider opts out of Medicare.

No.  We believe opting out of health insurance contracts provide several benefits:

  • It allows you to provide care to your patients in the manner you choose, with only the medical needs of the patient being considered.  Further, your documentation is for YOU, not the insurance company or health system requirements.
  • It allows for complete price transparency for patients.  They will never incur coinsurance or copays, which is especially important for patients with high deductible plans where the additional costs can be large.
  • Finally, there are costs both from a financial and human resource perspective associated with dealing with insurances that believe do not justify the additional revenue or impact on patient care.

HSA/FSA plans are the responsibility of the patient.  Each one has different rules regarding membership medicine.  Patients should contact their administrator for details.

No.  You are only able to see Ms.Medicine patients in states where you hold a current, unencumbered license to practice your profession.

No.  We welcome all providers who are relentless in their pursuit of providing evidence-based, comprehensive care for patients.

While the Ms.Medicine focus is advancing healthcare for women, we’re committed to providing the very best care for all adult patients, including men.  Further, depending on your board certification (i.e., family medicine) you are also welcome to see pediatric patients.

As a Ms.Medicine affiliate, you’ll complete advanced training in women’s health, addressing the complex health needs of women, including menopause, sexual health, bone health, and more.  Our network will connect you to nationally known women’s health internists and specialists, and you’ll participate in ongoing training to help address your patients’ needs.

At Ms.Medicine we are building a network of like-minded physicians who are interested in raising the level of care that is provided to women and their families.  With that in mind, we have many formal and informal ways – such as CME events, our Ms.MedEd Monday Night Discussion Group and Clinical Discourse Forum – that facilitate and encourage interaction between our providers and with members of the Provider Alliance and Provider Executive Group.

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