Accomplished Health and Wellness

543 Lawrence Ave

Ste. D

Lawrence, KS 66049

accomplishedhealth@gmail.com

785-200-3535

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FAQs:

Can I really secure quality healthcare comparable to my monthly cable/satelite TV/cell phone bill?
Yes!!! Yes, you can!
What is Accomplished Health and Wellness?
Accomplished Health and Wellness is a direct primary care clinic, which is a membership based clinic that focuses on putting the patient first. This means that we do not accept any form of insurance.  Because you pay a monthly membership fee, we strive to treat you when you need to be treated, never rushing you through appointments, and being proactive with your healthcare treatment plans. 
Is concierge medicine the same as direct primary care?

The terms are often used interchangeably but are actually very different. These are the very important ways that direct primary care and concierge medicine differ:
      1.  Concierge Medicine is a membership-based model that also accepts insurance, which means more out-of-pocket 
                expense for you as the consumer.  You will be paying your membership fee in addition to your monthly 
                insurance premium, deductible, and co-pays.  
      2.  Direct Primary Care does not accept insurance.  You get your primary care for a lower monthly membership fee.    
                You can switch to cost share programs for high deductible health plans to save more money.  This means less
                out-of-pocket expense for you as the consumer with much better health care!

What is direct primary care?

Direct Primary Care is an innovative new model for healthcare that is growing rapidly because it gives patients access to better care at lower costs than traditional insurance-based clinics.

     

  •  Instead of paying high insurance premiums that covers primary care costs, patients (or a patient’s employer) pay a much lower premium for a higher deductible health plan.

  • With a portion of the savings, the patient then pays a set, monthly membership fee to Accomplished Health and Wellness that covers the majority of their primary healthcare services.

  • Under this model, the cost of your primary care is significantly reduced with a dramatic increase in the quality of care you receive: the practice shifts from serving the demands of the insurance company to serving the needs of the patient.

  • This practice shift allows the quality of patient care to be more important than the volume of patients seen.

  • Without so much insurance involvement, we can get back to doing what we went to school for, practicing medicine.  And the traditional doctor-patient relationship can be established once again.

  • We hope to be a Liberty Direct premier practice in the near future. Liberty Direct is a government approved cost share program . It is an alternative to health insurance that can save you 40-60%  and will also give you a stipend to pay for your DPC membership of $60 to $100 per month! See Liberty Direct for details.

How does direct primary care work?

  • There is a monthly membership fee for every person enrolled. However, we do have a family membership for families of 4 or more.  This membership fee covers office visits for care whether you are sick or well, and is based on age.

  • A low-cost, high-deductible, major medical insurance plan covers you and your family in case of serious illness or injury and meets government requirements for health insurance coverage. The cost of this plan plus the direct primary care membership fees is still less than the monthly premiums for traditional insurance plans.

  • If you select a high-deductible insurance plan that is eligible for a Health Savings Account (HSA), you can save even more. An HSA is a pre-tax savings account you can use for planned or unplanned healthcare expenses not covered by insurance.  At this time, you cannot use this account to cover your membership fee though.  We hope that will change next year.

  • Some employers offer Flexible spending accounts (FSA).  An FSA  is a special account you put money into that you use to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs such as deductibles, medications, labs, and xrays. With the FSA, you can include in medical expenses paid to an osteopath for medical care. Dr. Smith is an osteopath.  So you can call your FSA distributor to find out if your osteopathic medical care membership fee is reimbursable. If it is, you can ask for a monthly receipt to be emailed to you.

  • Lab work and prescription medications are available at discounted rates, which can be payable from the HSA or FSA.

  • Sign up with Liberty Direct to cover you and your family and in the future you can save on your monthly DPC membership. 

Does Accomplished Health and Wellness accept health insurance?

No. Happily, no.

Perhaps the most critical distinction in our model of care centers on a direct, personal relationship between you and your doctor. That directness carries over to our business model as well. While the tender mercies of an insurance company might apply to the fixing of a damaged fender on your automobile, we see no reason for any insurer to have a voice about either the quality or the cost of your family’s health care.

We forgo insurance payments in order to save our patients from the arbitrary, intrusive decisions that inevitably follow with third-party payors. Furthermore, this direct fee-for-services arrangement frees us from the typical contractual agreements that prevent physicians from offering wholesale prices on laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.

As a patient of Accomplished Health and Wellness, will I still need health insurance?

 

Yes. In order to satisfy the Affordable Care Act, you must carry some sort of insurance.  The question is what kind is best for you and your family.  You can choose from cost share programs and high deductible health plans, both of which satisfy the Affordable Care Act.  The exact language in the Affordable Care Act that addresses your exemption as a member of a cost share program can be found in section 26 U.S.C. § 5000A(d)(2)(B): US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  A health savings account or flexible spending account may also be beneficial to help with large costs.  These types of programs are important for financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary. Life happens and often not on our terms.  So we want you to be prepared.

Can you help me find affordable insurance for my family or my business?


Absolutely. We’re fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy.  If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact Joe Martin at 316.259.8710

If I have Medicare, can I still join Accomplished Health and Wellness?


Yes. You need only sign a one-time waiver declaring that neither you nor your provider will directly bill Medicare for our services. Medicare will still cover any laboratory testing, imaging, medications, or hospitalizations prescribed by our office.  However, this is often seen as an out of network provider.

​Is my membership to Accomplished Health and Wellness tax deductible?


Unfortunately, no. Your retainer is not yet defined as a “medical expense” in most states and as such is not deductible. The American Academy of Private Physicians, however, is lobbying hard to win rightful deductibility for these expenses. In the meantime, consult with your tax consultant to clarify tax consequences in your particular circumstances.

What happens if I need to go to the hospital or see a specialist?

In providing superb care with unprecedented sorts of access, we seek to prevent or reduce hospitalizations and specialty referrals. In instances where those types of care are required, we will certainly continue to work closely with any specialist, but we will not care for you while you are in the hospital.  We will leave your care to the highly specialized hospitalists who will manage your treatment plan.

Can children become members of Accomplished Health and Wellness?


Yes. We are happy to accept the children (birth to 21 years of age) of our enrolled clients. At this time, we are not able to provide routine vaccinations for young children, but we will happily work with you to arrange these.  

Can I contact my physician after hours? And how?


By all means, yes! Because illness and injury do not respect regular office hours, you may call your providers any day, at any hour. The after hours access is for emergencies only.  If your call is not determined to be an emergency, then you may incur an after hours fee.  If you prefer, you may also e-mail your physician.  However, e-mail is not for emergencies.  It’s how we do custom health care.

What if I need medical attention while I’m away from home?


Naturally we provide such care – yet another freedom we enjoy together as a result of Accomplished Health and Wellness' independence from the restrictions of third-party payment. Because we know you well, we can streamline your care when you’re sick away from home. Many illnesses can be diagnosed and treated with a simple conversation by phone, email, text or webcam. We’ll locate the nearest pharmacy and order the medications most appropriate for your circumstances if we determine that one is needed.

Are my medical records ever shared with insurance carriers or pharmaceutical companies?


We maintain scrupulous standards of privacy. We are never obligated to provide any third party with a copy of your records, unless you specifically ask that we do so.

So what will I pay when I enroll?


Once we receive your membership and have reviewed it, then you will be sent a "welcome to the practice" email.  This will also inform you that we will be calling you to set up your first appointment and charging you the enrollment fee of $75.  Your monthly membership fee will not be charged until you are scheduled for an appointment.  The first month will be pro-rated according to when you are seen.

I am always concerned about hidden fees.  Are there any hidden fees?


At Accomplished Health and Wellness, we strive to be as transparent as possible.  You can review the additional fees here. Please remember that we will discuss any additional fees that you will incur prior to that happening so that you can make the best decision for your financial situation.

What is the refer a friend program?


Sometimes we offer the refer a friend program.  This will help with savings on your end.  How this works is that you will receive 5-10 refer a friend cards depending on our growth needs.  You will write your name legibly on the back of the card.  When your friend brings your card in and signs up for a membership, then you will receive a $10 credit to your next month's membership.  This could equal up to $100 savings for you.  Ask if this is going on right now.  If it isn't, don't fret.  It will probably be re-instated at a later date as we grow and add providers.  Our members will always be the first to know!