Can I get a same-day appointment?
Same day or next day appointments are available and a benefit of membership in Hudson Family Medicine.
What is meant by direct primary care?
Direct primary care is a rapidly growing model for providing health care to patient without the the bureaucracy of insurance companies. Patients pay Hudson Family Medicine an affordable monthly fee for a membership plan. Hudson Family Medicine membership provides patients with highly accessible, individualized, and preventative medical care. The direct pay model allows the doctor to reduce the cost of providing health care, spend more time with patients and keep the practice small. If you are not certain about membership, you can visit the office for a fee per visit.
What does my membership fee include?
Patients who enroll in the membership plan provides individualized health care, longer office visits, same or next day scheduling, no wait time, and after hours access to Dr. Hudson. You and the doctor make all the decisions regarding your healthcare without interference from an insurance company. The Hudson Family Medicine direct family care membership includes annual wellness exam, basic office procedures, in office testing, acute illness care, and office or telemedicine visits with no additional copay. Patient also have access to self-pay pricing for lab testing negotiated to be significantly less than the same testing with insurance.
Do you bill or submit claims to insurance companies?
Hudson Family Medicine can bill insurance companies and file your insurance claims. All co-pays are are due at the time of visit. The patient must pay the balance that the insurance does not pay. Many patients prefer to enjoy the benefits of membership. Membership can be cost savings over insurance claims especially if you have a high deductible plan. There is a per visit cash pay option if patient does not desire the benefits of membership and no insurance is to be filed. This practice is not as encumbered by the constraints and limited reimbursements of insurance plans allowing Dr. Hudson to better serve and care for patients. Member patients do not pay any copays or fees for office visits.
Can I see you if I have Medicare, Tricare, an HMO plan or PPO plan?
Dr. Hudson sees Medicare patients at Hudson Family Medicine. Hudson Family Medicine does bill Medicare. Dr. Hudson is a provider and bills TRICARE. If you belong to an HMO or PPO plan, you can be seen at Hudson Family Medicine as either a member, cash per visit, or bill your insurance plan. Except for Medicare and TRICARE, Dr. Hudson is not a participating provider in your plan and will be out of network. Patients for whom insurance billing is done, membership benefits do not apply.
Does membership include inpatient care?
No. You will be provided with quality individualized and accessible healthcare which should reduce the need for inpatient treatment. However, if you require hospital admission, you will be seen by a hospitalist with whom I will your care and discharge plan. Please make certain my office is notified of any hospital admissions.
Do I still need health insurance?
Yes. My medical practice is NOT a replacement for a health insurance plan. It is important to maintain health insurance coverage to help cover expensive and unpredictable events such as surgery, hospitalization, testing and X-rays. You do not need health insurance to see me for primary care. The membership option represents a cost saving in health care when paired with a high deductible plan or high co-pay plan.