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DPCC: What are Our Most Pressing Issues? – MARCH 26th EVENT

By Direct Primary Care Coalition, Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2015

DPCC: What are Our Most Pressing Issues?

Congress and State Legislatures have recognized the need for changes in policy to help the DPC model grow and thrive in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare reform. Legislation to facilitate this new care model has, to date, focused on four key issues:

  • Correctly defining DPC as a healthcare service outside the scope of state insurance regulations.

  • Ensuring that DPC options are available to consumers buying coverage in health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590).

  • Ensuring proper tax treatment allowing HSAs to be used with DPC and allowing payments to DPC physicians to be considered a “qualified medical expense” by the IRS.

  • Allowing Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to participate in DPC with their government benefits.

U.S. Senate Briefing on DPC Scheduled For March 26, 2015 12 p.m. S-115, Capitol Visitor’s Center

Join the Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) Fly-In on March 25 -27 and attend a briefing in the U.S. Capitol with Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD who is preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill to bring DPC to Medicare beneficiaries and clarify the tax code so that DPC can be offered with Health Savings Accounts.

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Source: http://www.dpcare.org/

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