Are your services covered by insurance? Yes and No. Flourish is primarily a private pay membership-based practice and we do not submit any insurance claims on behalf of our patients. That said, some healthshare ministries recognize us as fitting within their definition of a Direct Primary Care (DPC practice) and provide discounts to their members who pair their health share membership with a Flourish membership. While we don't have a billing department that submits claims, we can provide a superbill for individual clinic visits that include appropriate billing codes for patients who want to submit claims to their healthshare or traditional insurance company for potential reimbursement. Dr. Luetmer has "opted-out" of Medicare and MA; therefore, the only option for patients with this coverage (even if they have a traditional payor as a secondary insurance) is self-pay. If Dr. Luetmer orders a service (such as a lab order or medical procedure), then that service may be covered by your insurance/Medicare/MA - per the facility at which the service was ordered. Do you bill insurance? No. We ask our patients to work with their insurance or health share companies to submit documentation for reimbursement.
Do I have to be a member to see Dr. Luetmer? No. A small percentage of my practice includes patients who see me on an hourly basis.
Can Dr. Luetmer serve as my primary care physician? Yes, in most cases.
When do I choose my membership plan? Patients can choose to become members following their intensive Initial Assessment. This provides an opportunity for you to work with Dr. Luetmer for a period of three months, set health goals and develop a health roadmap and make progress before deciding on a plan that will fit your needs. Click here for more information on how to become a patient.
How do your fees compare to other functional medicine MDs running a similar practice? Functional Medicine MDs in the Minneapolis metropolitan area average around $500/hour for their consulting practices. Dr. Luetmer’s hourly rate is $250 and the effective rate for members is even less than that. Our mission at Flourish Health is to serve our local communities by providing high quality Integrative/Functional Medicine expertise while keeping the cost as affordable as possible. We work hard to keep our overhead low and also work on behalf of our members to find the best prices on labs and other services. This effort is appreciated by our members as our testimonials attest.
Can I start by paying your hourly rate and decide later to become a member? Yes.
What if I am generally healthy - can I still benefit from Flourish Health? Absolutely. Integrative/Functional Medicine is all about taking a comprehensive approach to your health and well-being, not just to help people who have been struggling with chronic health conditions for years, but also for relatively healthy people who want to take a functional approach to maintaining health and avoiding chronic diseases for which they may be at risk.