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Patient Says: “Insurers who require in-network referrals from a “gatekeeper” primary care doc are a major obstacle to making DPC work. With Medicare, it’s fine but with private ins, maybe not.”

Wednesday, May 30 2018 at 7:49 AM

Comment: “I have a direct primary care doctor, and absolutely love him and the whole arrangement. However, the comparisons to insurance costs are misleading! A DPC doc does primary care; you still need specialists, hospitals, drugs, etc. So you still need insurance, and the DPC costs are on top of the insurance cost. Insurers who require in-network referrals from a “gatekeeper” primary care doc are a major obstacle to making DPC work. With Medicare, it’s fine but with private ins, maybe not.”

 

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