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Paragon Private Health is the physicians' choice for customized, successful, concierge medicine programs for independent practices. Whether you are a primary care physician or specialist, solo or group, our tailored approach addresses your specific needs and ensures your practice will thrive.

I was understandably apprehensive about whether my patient population would support a conversion, and was quite impressed with the demographic analytics performed by Paragon. In retrospect, I can definitely attest to the fact that they were “spot on” in terms of the accuracy and validity of their predictions.

Dr. Robert Hoshizaki

Internal Medicine Assoc.S.C.

The hands-on approach during the training and patient recruitment process was excellent and made it so much less intimidating than we all had expected. I highly recommend Paragon Private Health and its personnel without reservation to any physician and medical practice contemplating a personalized health care program for patients.

Anne Rose Eapen, MD

Quality Internal Medicine

The Paragon team worked with and trained our staff to help accomplish our transition with the least possible disruption and trauma. Note that I did not say WITHOUT disruption and trauma because the transition was a challenge. Neil and his associates worked with and trained our staff to ease us into the new type of practice.

IRNEST S. OSER, MD

OSER & TAUBER, M.D., P.A.

Types of Practice Conversions

Practice conversions fall into 3 basic categories:
Full, Hybrid, & Specialty
Here is a simple description of each:

Full Concierge Practice Conversion
A Full practice conversion to a concierge medicine program is the most well-known type of concierge model (aka retainer-based). This type of conversation means your patient panel will be reduced to about 20% of your current panel but your income will not decline. All enrolled patients pay an annual membership fee and health insurance still works as is customary for covered services. The annual fee is for non-covered services such as direct physician access, more time and other value-enhancing benefits that we customize. Full conversions have the best value proposition for physicians and patients. Solo and Group practices alike can expect a better quality of life, increased income and more fulfilling job satisfaction.
Hybrid Concierge Practice Conversion
A Hybrid program is another type of concierge medicine model. This type of program allows you to keep 100% of your patient. Patients choose the level of care they prefer – concierge personalized care or traditional care. As with a Full Program, all enrolled patients pay an annual membership fee and health insurance works as is customary for covered services. The annual fee is for non-covered services such as direct physician access, more time and other value-enhancing benefits that we customize. Hybrid Programs typically enroll about 5% - 10% of the physician’s patients. A hybrid is ideal for physicians who are not ready to fully commit, want to test the concept, would like to increase their income or those who may not have the demographics to support a full concierge program. Many physicians begin with a hybrid program and then transition to a full program after 12 – 24 months. Hybrid programs are suitable for both solo and group practices.
Specialist Concierge Practice Conversion

Paragon has unique experience in creating customized concierge medicine programs for a variety of specialties including; cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, obstetrics and gynecology as well as sports medicine. Our methodology is proven and can be applied to a variety of additional specialties. Although many of our physicians practice primary care in addition to their specialty, that is not a prerequisite for implementing a concierge medicine program.

Overview of our services

Paragon Private Health’s proven, customized and affordable concierge program solutions empower you to have a vibrant medical practice, provide proactive care to your patients and achieve balance between your professional and personal life.

Furthermore, our solutions provide your practice with best-in-class resources which allow you to:
  • Focus on providing wellness-centered patient care care rather than running a business
  • Develop a more personalized one-on-one relationship with each patient
  • Invest the time required to:
    • Practice preventive care
    • Create customized wellness plans for each patient
  • Provide your patients with direct access to you
  • Coordinate the care of your patients with sub-specialists and hospitals
  • Achieve operational efficiencies
  • Realize the professional, financial and personal rewards of the care you provide

Whether you are a primary care physician, or sub-specialist, converting from a traditional practice to a concierge program is one of the most monumental business decisions you will ever make.  Paragon Private Health has the proven expertise and resources available to provide you with an incomparable and rewarding practice conversion experience.

To explore the possibility of your medical practice joining Paragon Private Health, please contact us. Call (877) 997-2724

As a physician, you have dedicated your career to the care of others.  However, in an ever-changing healthcare landscape, you continue to be challenged by the administrative, financial, legal and personal demands placed upon you.  As a result, you are evaluating your options – seeking a model that will allow you to provide the type of patient care you always envisioned while achieving professional, financial and personal fulfillment.

 

< Review the various types of practice conversions that Paragon has to offer. 

Our Process

We recognize that implementing concierge medicine at your practice is a big decision. With our experience managing many successful launches across the United States, we have developed best practices to position your practice for success!

We perform a series of comprehensive proprietary techniques and proven methodologies. 

These practices are laid out in three general phases:

Paragon Private Health's

Three Phase Approach

PHASE I

Qualification
+ Pre-Launch

PHASE II

Implementation
+ Launch

PHASE I

Maintenance
+ Support

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Phase I

Pre-Launch

Time frame: 2-4 months

During this qualification & preparation phase we work with you to:

  • Run a proprietary big-data analysis on your practice demographics, market, and other key metrics to ensure viability and success
  • Individualize your program with:
    - Frame-working a customized conversion model for you
    - Helping you structure an “executive physical/exam”
    - Preparing marketing materials & communications
    - Membership fee and offerings
  • Operational changes, if any
  • Training of physician and staff
  • Legal compliance and documentation

Phase II

Launch

Time frame: 1-3 months

During the implementation phase we work with you to:

  • Roll-out a marketing & communication plan
  • Introduce and begin offering the program to patients
  • Embed an on-site Paragon employed expert to help with:
    - Patient meetings
    - Patient education
    - Patient enrollment
    - Continued expert staff & physician support
  • Conduct patient follow-ups
  • Patient enrollment (online, phone, in-person)

Phase III

Post-Launch

Maintenance

During this maintenance phase the practice is considered concierge and we work with you to:

  • Facilitate ongoing enrollments
  • Deliver “The Promise”
  • Monitor patient utilization
  • Conduct patient satisfaction surveys
  • Monitor and manage patient retention
  • Acquire new patients
  • Handle annual renewals
  • Provide ongoing training
  • Bill & collect member payments
  • Manage customer service
    - 800 number for billing & membership questions
  • Miscellaneous patient engagement services
    - Wellness emails, etc...

Ready to take the next step?

Sign-up for a webinar or call one of our specialists to get more information!

1.877.997.2724

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Private Health Model?

The foundation of a private concierge model (aka; “concierge”, “boutique”, “retainer-based”, “VIP” or “membership”) is the direct relationship between the physician and their patients. This allows the practice to enhance the one-on-one relationship between the physician and each patient and to focus their attention and resources on providing proactive, preventive and wellness-centered health care rather than just “sick care”.

What Are The Benefits Of A Private Health Model?

As a physician, you know all too well that the health care landscape continues to change and the challenges most practices face continue to mount.  Thus, an increasing number of physicians are seeking newer models for their practice.

The benefits include:

  • Creation of a viable and sustainable practice model
  • The time necessary to:
    - Practice proactive and preventive patient care rather than primarily “sick care”
    - Develop an individual one-on-one relationship with each patient
  • Reduced financial pressure:
    - Decreased administrative responsibilities
    - Lower operating expenses
    - Increased cash flow - revenue generation and ROI
  • Balance between professional life and personal life
  • Eliminate “burn-out”
  • Improved morale
Can I Continue To Accept Health Insurance And Medicare?

Yes, you will have the option to continue to accept health insurance from third party payers as well as Medicare if that fits your model and goals.  Conversely, if your model and goals include opting-out of health insurance, all or specific payers, Paragon will work with you to ensure that it is done within regulations and guidelines.

Paragon Private Health includes billing services in our practice conversion services.  That provides each physician with additional time to focus on patient care.

What Should I Expect From Paragon?

Changing practice models is a monumental decision for any physician.  Paragon works directly with each physician to ensure that their conversion to a private concierge model is both viable and sustainable.  Once Paragon and the physician have concluded that a conversion is feasible, we will work in concert to ensure a successful outcome.  Paragon has developed a systematic approach to converting medical practices with minimal disruption of the day-to-day operation of the practice and minimal distractions for the physician.

Will I Keep My Employees?

Yes, you will maintain your current staffing levels throughout the conversion process. One of the hallmarks of Paragon’s success in converting practices is the level of training provided to the employees and physicians.

How Many Patients Will I Convert?

A full patient panel conversion is between 300 – 600 patients, depending on the objectives of the physician. A partial "hybrid" patient panel conversion varies based on the objectives of the practice.

Before the practice conversion begins, Paragon works with the physician to determine their goals as well as the minimum number of patients required to break even in the practice conversion.

Am I Qualified To Convert My Practice?

Paragon has established criteria for converting a practice to the Paragon Private Health model.  The Paragon criteria ensure that each practice meets the standards established by the company.  

Criteria Includes:
Physician’s

  • Educational and professional qualifications
  • Ethical and legal standing
  • Number of years in practice
  • Number of years at current practice and location
  • Patient panel size (patients seen in the past 24 months)
  • The number of years practicing medicine
  • Demeanor and ability to communicate with their patients
  • Loyalty of their patients
  • Desire to practice proactive, preventive and wellness-centered medicine rather than just “sick care”
  • Relationship with their employees, colleagues, etc
  • Involvement in their community

Demographic composition of the physician’s patient panel

Paragon will gladly discuss the criteria with you.

Why Should I Use Paragon?

Paragon Private Health provides each of our physicians with an unparalleled level of service and support.  

Paragon Private Health

  • Is comprised of leading practice conversion and health care experts
  • Our team has over 60 years of collective health care industry experience
  • Recognizes the uniqueness of every doctor, practice, patient panel and market.  Thus, adapts the proven Paragon conversion model to the specific needs and goals of each physician
  • Is invested in the success of each of our physician partners and earns our fees based on a pay-for-performance model
  • Utilizes best practices and proven concepts
  • Has the necessary resources to ensure long-term success.
  • Adheres to legal, regulatory and industry standards in all business practices
  • Provides a customized practice experience, for the physicians and patients alike, while remaining focused on the viability and sustainability of the practice
Do You Take Equity In My Practice?

Paragon Private Health is the physicians' choice for customized, successful, concierge medicine programs for independent practices. Whether you are a primary care physician or specialist, solo or group, our tailored approach addresses your specific needs and ensures your practice will thrive.

We utilize best practices, proprietary methodology, and proven concepts, as well as have access to the most advanced data, which helps us to ensure your practice’s conversion success. And, although we work in partnership with you towards your success, we do not take any equity in your practice.

Examples of income improvement based on actual Paragon practice conversions:

  • Improve your income by up to $300k by doing a "Full" conversion of practice to a concierge model
  • Generate $50k - $200k of incremental income by adding an optional "Hybrid" concierge program to your current practice.  This type of program can be successful for almost any practice with no risk
What is a Hybrid or Full Conversion?

Full, Hybrid, & Specialty Concierge Medicine Programs

Paragon Private Health is the independent physicians’ choice for successful, customized, concierge medicine programs. Whether you are a primary care physician or specialist, solo or group, our tailored approach addresses your specific needs and ensures your practice will thrive.

Paragon practice conversions fall into 3 basic categories: Full, Hybrid, & Specialty. Here is a simple description of the three:

Full:
A full practice conversion to a concierge medicine program is the most well-known type of concierge model (aka retainer-based). This type of conversation means your patient panel will be reduced to about 20% of your current panel but your income will not decline. All enrolled patients pay an annual membership fee and health insurance still works as is customary for covered services. The annual fee is for non-covered services such as direct physician access, more time and other value-enhancing benefits that we customize. Full conversions have the best value proposition for physicians and patients. Solo and Group practices alike can expect a better quality of life, increased income and more fulfilling job satisfaction..

Hybrid:
A Hybrid program is another type of concierge medicine model. This type of program allows you to keep 100% of your patient. Patients choose the level of care they prefer – concierge personalized care or traditional care. As with a Full Program, all enrolled patients pay an annual membership fee and health insurance works as is customary for covered services. The annual fee is for non-covered services such as direct physician access, more time and other value-enhancing benefits that we customize. Hybrid Programs typically enroll about 5% - 10% of the physician’s patients. A hybrid is ideal for physicians who are not ready to fully commit, want to test the concept, would like to increase their income or those who may not have the demographics to support a full concierge program. Many physicians begin with a hybrid program and then transition to a full program after 12 – 24 months. Hybrid programs are suitable for both solo and group practices.

Specialty:
Paragon has unique experience in creating customized concierge medicine programs for a variety of specialties including; cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, obstetrics and gynecology as well as sports medicine. Our methodology is proven and can be applied to a variety of additional specialties. Although many of our physicians practice primary care in addition to their specialty, that is not a prerequisite for implementing a concierge medicine program

To determine if a concierge medicine program is suitable for your practice,
take advantage of our complimentary PracticeDiagnostics report, a cutting-edge data tool.

PracticeDiagnosticstm

PracticeDiagnosticstm is Pargon Private Health’s proprietary HIPAA compliant big-data analysis and report on your practice.

Over a decade of development has gone into our PracticeDiagnosticstm tool. When applied to your practice, our real-time big-data analysis can determine the  viability of concierge program for your particular practice.  The report has detailed HIPAA compliant demographics  tailored specifically to you, not just your geography.  

The PracticeDiagnosticstm report includes:

  • “true” active patient panel
  • socio-economic distribution of your panel
  • age composition of your panel
  • likely patient enrollment in concierge program
  • comparison of full versus hybrid program for your practice 
  • projected revenue under each scenario
  • patient satisfaction insights
  • and much more

and the best part...

PracticeDiagnosticstm is FREE

for pre-qualified practices.

PracticeDiagnosticstm is FREE for pre-qualified practices.
Sign-up for an evaluation today!

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