Seriously, you can’t beat our prices on panels, tests, procedures and prescriptions. Well you could, but we wouldn’t advise it. Keep in mind that AtlasMD’s subscription model might vary from yours. In our case, we’re charging monthly for a principle service that includes 24/7 access to an exclusive doctor, who sees no more than 500 patients. Phone calls, text messages, select procedures (abrasions, incision and draining and more), and more are all included.
From there we charge for prescriptions, tests and panels. But look at the difference between what you’ll pay in a traditional model. Even with insurance, it gets insane how expensive these items get. Take for instance a B-12 and Folate test. We can charge $12.00 a test, and still make money. Meanwhile, the market is charging $138.50 at retail. And that’s fine, we guess, if patients have met their deductible and have premium coverage. But if they’re still meeting their deductible, that’s a ton of cash to drop for one test. That might dissuade people from having the test performed at all.
And a final thought: most panels need to be done yearly, and some only in special cases like a pre-existing condition. Patients can subscribe to our model and have every panel and test done once, and add in a couple prescriptions with a pill a day and STILL PAY LESS THAN JUST THEIR PREMIUM ON A PPO. Now if patients had a wrap-around insurance plan or HSA that covered emergencies (yes, it would include a high deductible, unfortunately. This is similar to your car insurance where you have to pay the first $500-$1,000 even if the accident is someone else’s fault.), you might find that these low costs negate even having the high cost insurance plan to begin.
But what if patients are getting insurance coverage through an employer? Then that gets interesting. Concierge medicine is here. And we’re affordable. Wouldn’t it make sense for employers to start sending employees to us? They’re businesses after all. They’re trying as hard as everyone else to cut unnecessary expenses. And there are cases popping up where this is happening. But we believe it will take more doctors making the leap of faith, increasing the supply of the concierge service to tip the scales in our favor.
And yes, we made a big claim up at the top. But we’re proud to be transparent. Here’s a complete cost breakdown of our services, along with a retail comparison.
Pretty affordable, right? Transitioning doctors, keep this handy if you’re looking for incentives for patients to follow you to the “other side.” Everyone loves a good bargain.