We are a very unique practice that provides services that would allow us to be a cash only practice and still exist in the pediatric healthcare model.
However, our practice understands and empathizes with the many families who are unable to afford healthcare expenses from their personal income and how it would significantly impact their household. Due to that understanding, we will continue to streamline our policies and procedures to encompass the volume of patients needing to be seen to allow our pediatric practice to be competitive in the hiring market for new pediatric MDs, DOs, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Ultimately, health insurance access has benefits but it creates parameters that result in more appointments due to time constraints. Children with chronic healthcare needs are hurt the most by the insurance model but Shine has designed processes that create fulfillment even for families of chronic care need children.