The American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 for the purpose of supporting and fueling the growth of medical practices that provide “concierge” and other forms of personalized, value-based medical care.
We provide benefits that fuel the evolution of health care and support the physicians behind the movement.
- A forum in which physicians can share collective wisdom and experience, evaluate the industry trends, prepare policy arguments to shape the public discourse, dialog regarding the regulation of innovative medical practices, and pro-actively chart the future course of the field
- A resource for tracking relevant legislation and regulation at the federal, state, and local levels
- Educational opportunities and advice to physicians in the form of articles, memoranda on key topics, seminars, and webinars
- An endorsed Medical Malpractice Insurance Program with discounts for AAPP members
- Opportunities and venues for private physicians to network and exchange ideas
- A network of physicians who are aligned in their commitment to serving patients and willing to collaborate and support one another’s efforts
- A comprehensive directory of member physicians with robust practice descriptions to enable patients to find doctors and doctors
- Collective bargaining power for negotiating with vendors
- Organized research initiatives designed to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of private medical service models
- Ongoing research into the business of private medicine and how to grow a practice while avoiding common mistakes
- A directory of vendor resources to assist private physicians in establishing and building their practices
- An endorsed air medical transport membership program with reduced rates for AAPP member physician practices for voluntary or embedded protection of staff and private medicine member/clientele. Learn more at www.Medjet.com/AAPP.
Our Next Event
Our Next Event
The AAPP is headed to Arizona - Mark your calendars for April!
Friday, April 17, 2015 8:00 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 4:00 PM (Central Time)
2015 Spring Conference
The AAPP is coming to The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Arizona, April 17-18th
Without peer among Arizona resorts, the award-winning, AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa welcomes guests to our stunning 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert. Our captivating resort takes you to a place where luxury, personal service, invigorating recreation and excellent dining are in abundance. Guest rooms and suites feature private balconies or patios with breathtaking desert vistas, mountain views, plush bedding and tech-friendly amenities. Our premier resort also impresses with the award-winning Revive Spa and championship Wildfire Golf Club. From Farm to Fork to Western Shoot Outs, your attendees will get a taste of the Southwest.
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On Behalf of our 1034 associates we would like to WELCOME AAPP to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. We are looking forward to the 2015 Spring Summit. We will be ready to help make this your BEST Summit yet!
All cancellations must be received in writing. Any cancellation received on or before 30 days prior to the first day of the conference is eligible for a full 100% refund. All cancelations received within 30 days of the conference opening day will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. A cancelations fee is charged to cover costs such as food and beverage that have been guaranteed as a result of your registration to the host facility. Conference “no-shows” will not be eligible for any refund. Substitutions from the same company can be made at no charge (see Substitution Policy).
A substitution of registration, from the same company, is permitted up to the opening of the AAPP Conference. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due, including the difference in membership rates if applicable) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information. Substitutions cannot be made after a badge has been issued.
Upcoming Conference Event Dates & Locations
2015 Fall Summit - September 26 & 27, 2015 - Washington D.C. Capital Hilton
2016 Spring Conference - February 26 & 27 - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
2016 Fall Summit - September 23 & 24 - Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The AAPP Sponsors
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, and many of them offer special rates for our members.
Please click on any category to learn more about the sponsors and offers available to AAPP members.
HealthCPA is the premier provider of personal health care financial management services, and has been helping individuals and families manage their medical bills and health insurance claims for over 15 years. We save our members money, time, and stress by helping them navigate today’s health care system from a financial perspective. Although the service is enabled by a proprietary technology system, we do this primarily by matching patients one-on-one with a Medical Financial Advocate who reviews ALL of their medical bills and EOBs (regardless of where the patient receives care,) advises on which bills to pay, clears up billing confusion, and works to correct any improperly denied insurance claims. Our Advocates also help members find health insurance and manage the plan paperwork throughout the year (e.g. submitting claims, obtaining pre-authorizations.)
HealthCPA enables direct care practices to deliver an exceptional patient experience and to truly become the “Medical Home” for patients frustrated by the broader health care system. Our advocates can also handle billing on behalf of your practice. Call 1-800-345-3243 today to learn more about how HealthCPA could benefit your practice, and ask about our special rates for AAPP members.
Singulex, Inc., is a Leader in Advanced Cardiovascular Monitoring, providing a broader assessment of patient risk due to the sensitivity, accuracy, and specificity of the unique high-precision single molecule counting technology.
FotoFinder Dermoscope – Technology which attracts and retains patients. Exceed the standard of care and make your clinic a Center of Excellence where you provide superior services for your patients. Your patients deserve the confidence that no mole will be overlooked.
FotoFinder Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of digital imaging systems in USA and Europe. Its flagship, FotoFinderdermoscope,isthe world-leading system for mole mapping and skin cancer screening. The system automatically links microscopy images of moles to the global view, making the identification and tracking of lesions easy. The on-screen comparison of global view and dermoscopy images at follow-up visits visualizes new moles and changes in existing ones. Skin cancers are easily detected, examined and specified for surgery.
23andMe is a DNA analysis service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA. We use the Illumina OmniExpress Plus Genotyping BeadChip (shown here). In addition to the variants already included on the chip by Illumina, we've included our own, customized set of variants relating to conditions and traits that are interesting. Technical information on the performance of the chip can be found on Illumina's website. All of the laboratory testing for 23andMe is done in a CLIA-certified laboratory.
The Bale/Doneen Method challenges the current standard of care by proposing a disease treatment paradigm rather than relying upon the presence of risk factors for predicting the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. That is, the current standard of care simply does not do enough to actually prevent disease. The Bale/Doneen Method advocates optimal care for every individual patient identified as needing cardiovascular disease treatment.
The disease treatment paradigm is founded on the discovery of whether plaque is present in the arterial bed. This indicates that the patient is at risk for heart attack, ischemic stroke or diabetes and indicates a need for treatment. Patients identified as requiring cardiovascular disease treatment will be treated in an optimal care model as is protocol with the Bale/Doneen Method.
ClinicalNotebook is a Non Profit Online Medical Media Corporation presenting short video educational services. We empower patients through a simple-to-use library of physician interviews and commentaries as well as physician to patient appointments/meetings.
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financing for doctors, dentists and veterinarians, allowing them to remain focused on delivering high-quality care. BHG has provided more than $1 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied healthcare professionals nationwide. The company has been recognized by Inc. eight times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit our website.
Medelita is changing the way that healthcare professionals think about their uniform. A baffling display of flimsy material and ill-fitting silhouettes – medical and dental uniforms have needed an upgrade for quite some time. For over 40 years, millions of health care professionals around the world have worn - and accepted - basic, unisex lab coats and scrubs with a quality similar to rigid pajamas. Medelita set out to change that. Click here to read about our innovative fabric and attention to detail.
Your uniform is your outer display of achievement and prestige. It makes the general statement to your patients that you, personally, care about your appearance, and thus, will in turn take good care of them. Some may not agree. But those customers and colleagues that have found Medelita, and choose to wear Medelita lab coats and medical scrubs professionally – couldn't agree more.
The FirstMark ONC Oncology Health Monitoring Test measures a marker called Tumor Fibrin and Fibrinongen Degradation Products (tFFDP). This marker is a well known by-product of various types of cancer cells and is often found to be elevated in cancer patients during the early stages of the disease. No other test measures these well known markers, and the assessment of tFFDP may provide evidence that cancer is present in the early stages. FirstMark ONC is a self-pay test and generally sells to patients for $189 per test with a physician cost of $159 per test. However, AAPP members who apply to enroll in the FirstMark Physicians’ Network and use the promo code “AAPP” when ordering tests will receive an exclusive additional $25 discount per test! Visit www.thefirstmark.com for more information and to enroll in the FirstMark Physicians’ Network.
Latady Physician Strategies helps doctors explore and transition to concierge or direct care medical practices.
With our assistance in financial, operational, marketing and promotion areas, we cover the four critical bases to get your new practice up and running – more patients, greater profitability, more quickly.We use a customized, one-stop solution, to help our physician clients:
- Determine the feasibility of concierge or direct care models in their market
- Retain complete practice ownership
- Ensure patients will follow into their new model
- Implement the specific steps to a successful launch
- Reach profitability and financial stability more quickly with a concrete, strategic plan
MedjetAssist is a global air medical transport membership program – providing single point coordination for the safety and protection of its members during personal and business travel, domestic and international. Individual and family membership can protect key employees as well as private medicine member/clientele.
When Medjet members travel and encounter illness or injury, medical transfer is arranged to a home country “hospital of the member’s choice” for inpatient care. Outside the norm associated with “nearest appropriate hospital” and “serious illness/injury” programs. Peace of mind, flexibility and control – at zero cost beyond the membership fee for services arranged by Medjet.
In cooperation with AAPP, Medjet offers reduced annual rates for member physician/practices. Medjet can be an advised voluntary benefit or embedded as an inclusive value-add program with further rate reductions available. Learn more at www.Medjet.com/AAPP or contact Scott Lawson at SLawson@Medjet.com.
Contemporary Insurance Services is the exclusive AAPP endorsed broker of Medical Malpractice Insurance from “A+” “Superior” rated Admiral Insurance Company. The rating is by A M Best Company, the nation’s oldest and most respected insurance company rating service. AAPP members receive a discount on this program. The policy includes defense against licensing, governmental bodies or hospital proceedings; HIPPA actions; and, Medicare/Medicaid Billing Error actions. Contemporary Insurance Services also provides a wide range of other coverages including Office Liability, Workers Compensation, Directors and Officers and Group Life and Disability Insurance. Its website is http://cisinsurance.com/
ProAssurance is about YOU—and, more specifically, treating you fairly when it comes to professional liability insurance and related products and services. Our operations are devoted to successfully insuring physicians, dentists, podiatrists, allied health professionals, healthcare facilities, and lawyers; helping professionals and entities employ successful risk reduction techniques; and handling claims that do occur in the best way possible (given the unique variables involved).
ProAssurance Group is a specialty writer of professional liability insurance, and the fourth largest writer of medical professional liability insurance in America. We principally write through four subsidiaries, ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc., ProAssurance Casualty Company, Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) and our Excess & Surplus Lines carrier, ProAssurance Specialty Insurance Company, Inc.
Two ratings agencies give us high marks. A.M. Best recently affirmed ProAssurance Group's rating of "A" (Excellent). The affirmed rating of "A" Excellent applies to ProAssurance Casualty Company, ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc., and ProAssurance Specialty Insurance Company, Inc. The ratings of ProAssurance's other insurance subsidiaries were also affirmed by Best. Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of "A" to ProAssurance and its subsidiaries.
ProAssurance operates in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and has approximately 700 employees working in 23 offices. The Company's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PRA. ProAssurance has been recognized as one of the Ward's 50 Top Performers (out of over 3,000 Property and Casualty insurance companies reviewed) for the last six years running, acknowledging ProAssurance’s safety, consistency, and excellence in management.
Our AAPP collective bargaining power has obtained a valuable new financial member benefit that will surely help everyone in the AAPP. As a result of our negotiations, you will now save money on the fees you pay for your credit card processing services. This member benefit alone will save many of you several times over the price of your AAPP annual membership.
We have formed a corporate relationship with Merchant Preferred Processing Network and named them as our Preferred Vendor. The average practice will have their effective rate lowered .50% to 1.00% from current rates. Average savings equate to just under $2,800 every year!
Contact MPPN directly and tell them you are affiliated with the AAPP. Email or fax them one of your recent credit card fee statements. They will show you exactly how much money you will save with our group program. It is very simple and streamlined to get started.
Lifetime Pricing Guarantee – Your Visa, MasterCard & Discover margin will never increase!
AAPP Savings Guarantee – MPPN will save you money off your present fees or your AAPP annual membership for next year will be paid!
Call or email Todd Odasz at Merchant Preferred Processing Network:
Pathway Genomics provides physicians with genetic testing reports on diet and exercise, drug response, carrier status, and complex health conditions.
The VitalKey is Physician designed, USB thumb drive, that stores critical information that could save a patient’s life in the event of an emergency. A patient’s information will be accessible in 99% of doctors’ offices and medical facilities. With a VitalKey, a patient can have all of their medical records with them at all times. Medical records are kept current and can be easily updated, simply by plugging a key into an internet connected, Windows computer.
WDean Medical created and is maintaining this website for the AAPP.
We are dedicated to empowering practices that deliver care. With our suite of medical software & practice websites, we empower your practice in all phases of care delivery, including allowing your practice to run in an efficient and profitable manner.
With all of the recent developments spear heading the modernization of the practice of medicine it is apparent that small and medium practices are not getting the attention that they deserve. WDean Medical is here to change that.
Officite, the leading provider of medical websites and Internet marketing is the official practice website provider for the American Academy of Private Physicians. Since 2002, Officite has built thousands of websites that have delivered hundreds of thousands of new patient appointments for the medical community. As the endorsed website company for the AAPP, members can launch their online presence with a professional website and Internet marketing plan at a special member rate.
We Would Love To Hear From You!
We Would Love To Hear From You!
American Academy of Private Physicians
P.O. Box 50793
Indianapolis, IN 46250
P.O. Box 50793
Indianapolis, IN 46250 877-746-7301
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