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The first model targets patients as members, while the latter contracts with employers to provide services to their employees. ~BY MDEdge, 2019; A. Gallegos
One important consideration is what type of direct primary care design to choose – the direct-to-consumer route or the direct-to-employer road.
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The first model targets patients as members, while the latter contracts with employers to provide services to their employees.
“There has been a surge in amount of interest in direct primary care to employers,” said, editor in chief for the DPC Journal, a news source that conducts data analytics on concierge medicine and DPC practices.
Reader surveys conducted by thefound that a growing number of DPC physicians are looking to partner with local employers. Of 141 DPC physicians in 2019, 52% expressed an interest in employer partnerships, up from 35% in 2015, according to data provided by Mr. Tetreault.
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One example of such growth is, a network that started out with a handful of physicians about 10 years ago and now has more than 50, according to CEO and founder .
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