Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care? Updated January 13, 20169:59 AM ET By Shefali Luthra, NPR JANUARY 13, 2016 – A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state employees. It’s called direct primary care, modeled after “concierge” medical … Continue reading NPR: The health law’s language was “sort of [an] ‘open-for-business’ sign …” ~ Jay Keese
December 15, 2015 02:00 pm | Chris Crawford, AAFP Flanagan began his journey to becoming a DPC champion through traditional channels. He went to medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in Omaha; did his residency at the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo.; and in 2004, went to work for a startup … Continue reading Colorado, Direct Primary Care Disrupter: FP Bucks Traditional Practice. Meet Nextera Healthcare
Executive summary DECEMBER 2015 | By Wash. State OIC Annual Report to the Legislature ~Wash. OIC In 2007, the Washington State Legislature enacted Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5958, which is codified as RCW 48.150. This bill created an innovative primary health care delivery option called “direct practices.” While all of the registered practices responded to the mandatory questions, fewer than half of the direct … Continue reading DPC Journal NEWS ALERT | DECEMBER 2015: Wash. State OIC Annual Report to the Legislature ~Wash. OIC [PDF] Download HERE
August 30, 2015 by Ryan Johnson 1 Comment Most physicians did not go to medical school to fill out paperwork. Among other common complaints from physicians are: not enough time with patients, low reimbursement rates; third party payers and the list goes on. Common complaints from patients are similar. Not enough time with a physician, high insurance costs, long wait times and much more. Add … Continue reading MISSOURI LAW: House Bill 769, sets up the DPC model for physicians to begin transitioning their practices. The law took effect Friday, August 28, 2015.