A few of Page’s patients have dropped their insurance plans altogether, a move she doesn’t recommend.
By Kaitlyn Bartley
A Coastside crisis seven years ago prompted Dr. Lorraine Page to adopt a new method of providing patients with primary care that’s becoming a rising trend among doctors nationwide. Instead of handling insurance billing herself, Page eschews an office and dealing with reimbursements altogether. Now, she simply bills her patients directly for her time when she visits them in their homes. “It’s very personalized; it’s true family practice,” said Page. “It turns out to be something I truly enjoy.”
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