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Concierge Docs Get Organized
December 23, 2013, 11:44:39 AM

Several medical societies and groups are developing around the practice of concierge medicine as the rapidly growing field tries to sort itself out.

One group of doctors is working to start the American College of Private Physicians (ACPP) to help the fiercely independent doctors coalesce around each other, network, foster research, and share best practices to help grow concierge medicine even more.

Organizers have applied for 501(c)3 tax exempt status, are collecting money, and are about to launch a website. They hope to send a letter next month announcing their plans to physicians known to be working in this type of practice.

"If we can network a lot of these places around the country in an organization, we can credential them and vet them and list their characteristics where people who are looking for this kind of care have some place to go where they can look at prices and decide what they want to join," Thomas LaGrelius, MD, chair of the group's steering committee told MedPage Today.

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Source: MedPage Today