- “Cease and Desist: Is This the Beginning of the End for Concierge Medicine Practices?” Federation of Regulatory Counsel
- March 27, 2017 | Authors: Fallyn B. Cavalieri; Frederick J. Pomerantz
- Law Firms: Goldberg Segalla LLP - Buffalo Office; Goldberg Segalla LLP - New York Office
“Concierge medicine practices have become increasingly popular since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and can be found operating in some form in about half of the states,” write Frederick J. Pomerantz and Fallyn B. Cavalieri, lawyers in the Global Insurance Services Practice Group.
Across the country, states are debating the proper way to regulate “concierge” or “retainer medicine,” with only six states recognizing the practice under health insurer statutes. The practice has been deemed constitutionally protected by the U.S. Supreme Court in Allgeyer v. Louisiana and State Board of Insurance v. Todd Shipyards, but is still hotly debated by those in and out of the health care field.
While controversial with insurers and members of the general public, the American Medical Association has “issued guidance supporting the development of concierge medical practices as consistent with its traditional support of pluralism in the delivery and financing of health care and the establishment of trust-based physician-patient relationships.”
Read the article here:
- “Cease and Desist: Is This the Beginning of the End for Concierge Medicine Practices?” Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Vol. 27, Edition 4, Winter 2016
- This article originally appeared on Goldberg Segalla’s Insurance and Reinsurance Report blog