More on Concierge, Retail, Cash Pay and Boutique Medicine; etc [SAM’S CLUB]

Sam’s Club Launches Innovative Pilot to Help Make Healthcare More Affordable

 

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

I devoted a full chapter of my book; “The Business of Medical Practice” to concierge and boutique medicine, retail medicine, direct, cash and private pay medicine; etc. We included terms and definitions, process and methodologies, marketing and advertising, and examples, etc. In fact, who knew I was so prescient and the landscape would finally begin evolving.

For example, we recently learned about Sam’s Club offering targeted “bundles” of health care services collaborating with Humana. https://lnkd.in/ejHGGzk

And, earlier, we learned of Amazon’s new virtual / primary care clinic model. And of course, in the past couple of weeks, Walmart’s (Sam’s affiliate) opening their freestanding clinics, along with new behavioral health services, as well.

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2 Responses

  1. Alternate Medical B-Models,
    Very well written; many thanks.
    Kate

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  2. Average Charges for Common Procedures in Retail Clinics

    • Office outpatient visit – 15 minutes: $118
    • Streptococcus test: $35
    • Immunization administration: $35
    • Influenza test: $40
    • Office outpatient visit – 25 minutes: $167
    • Office outpatient – new – 30 minutes: $188
    • Zoster (shingles) vaccine (HZV): $190
    • Office outpatient – new – 20 minutes: $144

    Source: FairHealth, FH Healthcare Indicators and Medical Price Index 2021, March 31, 2021

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