What do these characteristics bring to mind?
- Flexible appointment scheduling
- Advanced electronic communication
- Care coordination
- Counseling and education
- Electronic prescribing
- Electronic health record with patient portal
If you thought Level 3 Medical Home, you were correct. If you thought retainer (concierge) practice, you would also be correct. To me, it seems eminently rational for people who have sufficient discretionary income to choose to use it to obtain more rapid access to a personal physician of her/ his choosing through a retainer (concierge) practice.