July 01, 2017

Are Concierge Physician Fees Payable Tax-Free from Health Savings Accounts and Reimbursable Health Flexible Spending Accounts?

Galina P. “Allie” Petrova, Petrova Law PLLC, Greensboro, NC

I. What is Concierge Medicine?

Concierge medicine has emerged as a trend since the 1990s.1  Patients of concierge practices receive greater access to their physicians, personalized healthcare, preventive services, and wellness education.  The concierge business model offers patients perks like quick responses from a physician, 24-hour access, answers to questions and treatment via e-mail, appointments without wait time, and even house calls.  Because of the greater time and attention dedicated to each patient, concierge physicians typically have smaller patient rosters than physicians in conventional practices.

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