No. They can choose to keep their current doctor and still take advantage of having an MDVIP-affiliated physician perform their annual wellness services.
Patients who join your practice will have an elevated interest in their health – prevention and management. They will highly regard your expertise and time, value their relationship with you and be motivated to work together with you so they can be healthy. And because they’ve chosen to invest in their wellness and fulfill their desire for more individualized attention, they tend to rely on your guidance for both lifestyle and treatment choices.
Doctors affiliate with MDVIP because they want to practice medicine the way they were trained. They want to have time with their patients, they want to focus more on preventing disease rather than just treating symptoms, and they want have more innovative tools available to them. These doctors want to make a real impact on their patients’ health, but the current healthcare system has gotten in their way, creating long waits, red tape and too little time for meaningful interaction.
No. The annual fee for a membership in an MDVIP-affiliated practice pays for services not typically covered by your insurance and is not reimbursable by insurance.
Where are the tests and diagnostic screenings that are part of the MDVIP Wellness Program performed?
Most MDVIP-affiliated physicians perform the labs and diagnostics (such as the EKG, vision and hearing, body composition and spirometry as well) at their office. For some, you may have to go to a local lab to have your blood drawn.
MDVIP-affiliated physicians may check on patients at the hospital. This may include one or more visits, cell phone calls or discussions with relatives. Some MDVIP-affiliated physicians practice at the hospital. If so, they may also treat you at the hospital. Either way, they want to support you during your stay. Remember, your physician may not automatically know that you are in the hospital, so please don’t hesitate to inform him or her.
Choosing a doctor is based on personal preference (i.e., training or proximity to your home or workplace).
Your employees can find information about all the doctors in our national network, including their professional credentials, education and training. We encourage your employees to contact the practice and schedule a face-to-face appointment to meet the doctor and discuss their personal health goals and objectives to decide if that MDVIP-affiliated physician is the right one for them.
This is the first question every physician asks and one that defines the integrity of MDVIP and of our affiliated physicians. Continuity of care for patients who choose not to join you in a new MDVIP-affiliated practice is our priority. We will not move forward unless a continuity-of-care plan is established with other local doctors with whom you’re comfortable, either in the group practice or the community. We take care of everything working with you and your patients to make the transition process as seamless as possible.
Yes. After you have received your annual wellness services, the yearly fee may be reimbursed by flexible spending accounts (FSAs), medical savings accounts (MSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), and health savings accounts (HSAs). If requested, your physician will provide you with a statement of services to present to your administrator as reimbursement may be sought through the FSA claim submission process. Please note that the fee cannot be paid using an FSA debit or credit card.
Yes. If your company doesn’t pay the full cost of a membership, your employees can use their pre-tax corporate plans to pay for the fee. After they have received their annual wellness services, the yearly fee may generally be reimbursed by flexible spending accounts (FSAs), medical savings accounts (MSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), and health savings accounts (HSAs). Please note that the fee cannot be paid using an FSA debit or credit card.