Medical society for concierge doctors
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 22, 2004
Several physicians and medical practices have launched a new professional organization to provide support for doctors who practice concierge medicine: the American Society of Concierge Physicians.
The nonprofit group is open to any physician who has or is looking to establish a practice in concierge medicine. The roles of the ASCP include education on the role and benefits of concierge medicine, advocacy to legislators and others, and professional support to the medical community.
The group plans to hold the first National Conference on Concierge Medicine May 27-28 in Denver. The conference will address legal, ethical, regulatory and social issues concerning retainer-based medical practices. For more information visit the ASCP's Web site (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/22/prbf0322.htm.