“So where does the line exist between charging too much vs. not charging enough? Shouldn’t the line be drawn between how many practices stay open to deliver this this type of care and those that don’t? If we “zoom out” from this discussion and think about the long-term value of these models, the conversation needs to be broadened. Both models will benefit from continuous transparency, … Continue reading Part 11: Scalability in DPC | Stats, “DPC Fees Creeping Into Concierge Medicine Territory”
By Robert Nelson, MD The assumptions on which our modern era healthcare third-party payer systems are based, including Medicaid/Medicare, ignore the economic disincentives that plague its continued use. It creates a wide-spread Public Choice Theory dilemma on the demand side and way too much rent seeking behavior on the supply side. The result being an ever-increasing cost curve. Public spending for healthcare flooded the market … Continue reading DPC Journal SPOTLIGHT on Dr. Robert Nelson, MD and “THE SOVEREIGN PATIENT” Blog: Deconstructing Insurance Coverage Myths in Healthcare is Fundamental to Controlling Costs.
By Stephen C. Schimpff, MD Jun 18, 2018 Editor’s Note: Welcome to Medical Economics’ blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. These blogs are an opportunity for bloggers to engage with readers about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general, or healthcare reform. The opinions below are that of the author … Continue reading Schimpff, MD: Direct primary care does not equate to patient abandonment
The DPC Journal has been around for a long time now. Every now and then an old story finds a fresh, new existence and ends up as a “trending story” back on the front page. By Dr. Robert Nelson AUGUST 14, 2015 – Once touted as the antidote for rising healthcare costs and a method of freeing doctors to “focus on the patient” and not … Continue reading DPC vs Capitation: Parallels to Ponder. By Dr. Bob Nelson, (Georgia, Circa 2015)