What kind of patients join MDVIP-affiliated practices?

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.

How do my employees select an MDVIP-affiliated physician?

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.

Employees can find a doctor here.

What happens to patients who don’t join my MDVIP-affiliated practice?

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.

Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for the annual MDVIP program fee?

Yes. After you have received your 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). If requested, your physician will provide you with a statement of services to present to your benefits 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.

Can my employees use their HSA or FSA to pay for membership fees not covered by my company?

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.

Why is the MDVIP model the best practice option for physicians seeking an alternative to volume medicine?

MDVIP believes that closer doctor-patient relationships coupled with more time are the key ingredients for a better healthcare experience, and ultimately better results. Providing every patient the one-on-one time they need with you along with a more comprehensive approach to preventive care is only possible in smaller practices.

If your present patient load has you on the brink of burnout, perhaps contemplating early retirement or leaving medicine altogether, MDVIP offers you a healthier work/life balance and a means to continue doing what you love.

Is MDVIP a replacement for traditional insurance coverage?

No. The MDVIP program is a complement to existing health insurance.

Employees will still need health insurance to cover all other medical services unrelated to the wellness program, including sick visits, specialty consults, diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures and hospital stays. Co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance of their existing benefit package would apply to all healthcare services provided outside of the annual MDVIP Wellness Program.

Our doctors also perform additional services beyond the MDVIP Wellness Program, which may be covered by insurance.