I'm in California, and I asked my doctor (not concierge) that if a doc doesn't accept medicare, can a patient bill medicare directly. He said no, only doctors can bill. Which for me, means that my second insurance is also useless because they only pay if medicare is used first.
Some doctors won't go concierge because their patient base are elderly. My oncologist says most of his patients are over 50, and there's no way they can afford cash only chemo. One session is billed at almost $20,000. Not that they get that much, but several thousand, I'm sure.
I think it will pay for everybody to exercise, eat right and look both ways before crossing the street. To avoid ending up in the poorhouse. Interesting times ahead.
Maisy, does that flat fee cover labs, radiology and other tests?