A subscription model for primary care improves the quality of treatment for patients as frees doctors from the “consumption equals stability” frame of mind.
Most physicians operate within the “incident-based model” for primary care – meaning they get paid a fee for each service they provide. This causes two problems:
- The incentive is backwards, leading to over referral and over testing, because doctors are dependent on fees.
- It is not sustainable because patients are not getting the comprehensive, quality treatment that leads to recurring, relationship-based primary care.
At Hopkins Medical Group, we provide a subscription based model for healthcare, which provides doctors with the freedom to give the best possible treatment without the pressure to choose higher cost options.
Patients receive more individualized care and are given the opportunity to build a long-term relationship with their physician. At Hopkins Medical Group, the incentive is placed in providing the best possible solution for our patients.