There are several reasons why charging a monthly membership fee is a better model for primary care. Firstly, the membership fee allows us to provide the vast majority of a member’s primary care needs for a simple, fixed price so that members can better budget their healthcare finances without worry about co-pays and deductibles for routine care.
Additionally, the trend to over-utilize in-house lab tests or procedures is removed from all decision-making when there is no profit associated with these services. Your doctor is free to focus on value, satisfaction, and the medical problem at hand. So there’s value for both the patient and the doctor in this type of practice model.
Finally, it allows Crescent Medical to limit the number of patients in the practice. This gives you unlimited access to your doctor in a relaxed and friendly environment. This also ensures prompt appointment scheduling.