Clint Flanagan is a family medicine and emergency medicine physician who has practiced in Colorado for 15 years. He is also founder and CEO of Nextera Healthcare, a DPC organization with clinics throughout Boulder, Longmont, and Ft. Collins, Colo. Physicians Practice recently spoke with Flanagan about the advantages of practicing in a DPC practice model in anticipation of his presentation at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2016 Conference, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 pm Pacific time.
October 28, 2016 | MGMA 2016, Patient Relations, Physician Compensation, Practice Models
Physician acceptance of direct primary care (DPC), a practice model that does not accept health insurance and bills members a monthly membership fee, is on the rise according to the 2016 Great American Physician (GAP) Survey. While only 5 percent of responding physicians said they were currently in a DPC practice, 62 percent said they would consider switching to the model if the circumstances were favorable, which is a 44 percent increase over the 2015 GAP survey.
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