DPC Coalition Message: “Let’s change our nation’s healthcare.”

The central tenants of this movement are based on a culture of service, patient empowerment, trusting relationships supported by unrushed care, rejection of FFS insurance incentives, excellence of medical care and promotion of health. There are now dozens if not hundreds of different business models and there is support from the entire political spectrum.AUGUST 22, 2014 – To date, a small number of people have … Continue reading DPC Coalition Message: “Let’s change our nation’s healthcare.”

FORBES: The Huge, Neglected Opportunity For Proactive Medicine

By Todd Hixon Contributor, Forbes AUGUST 20, 2014 – In this Forbes post by Neil Versel, David Nash of the Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health offers a great, pithy summary of ObamaCare’s strategy to reform U.S. healthcare: “No outcome, no income.” He’s talking about reforming the incentives for healthcare providers by paying them to produce results (health outcomes) rather than to churn out … Continue reading FORBES: The Huge, Neglected Opportunity For Proactive Medicine

EDUCATION: 5 Key Points About Direct Primary Care (DPC)

5 Key Points About Direct Primary Care (DPC) By The Heritage Foundation, Daniel McCorry Direct primary care is financed by direct payment, outside of insurance, usually in the form of a monthly fee. In return, patients have ready access to physicians who deliver continuous, comprehensive, and personalized primary care. Direct primary care resolves the growing frustrations with the current health care system, particularly problems with third-party … Continue reading EDUCATION: 5 Key Points About Direct Primary Care (DPC)

An Open and Forthright Letter to Primary Care Physicians: Overcoming the Barriers to DPC Model Success

An Open and Forthright Letter to Primary Care Physicians: Overcoming the Barriers to New Delivery Model Success By Tom Valenti,CEO, Forthright Health Summary, if you don’t want to read the whole thing: Much was learned during 2 years of creating one of Michigan’s first Direct Primary Care clinics Huge opportunity to change healthcare, but fraught with many unanticipated pitfalls Size, scale and footprint is necessary to overcome … Continue reading An Open and Forthright Letter to Primary Care Physicians: Overcoming the Barriers to DPC Model Success