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Self-Funded Plans, DPC | Part 2: DPC and Self-Insured Employers: A Benefits Trifecta

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July 19, 2018

July 11, 2018 – by Dr. Robert Nelson A Marriage Made in Healthcare Heaven July 4th & fireworks. Baseball & hot dogs. Birthday cake & ice cream.  Movies & popcorn. These pairings have become tangible elements within the cultural zeitgeist of our country. The linkage between Employer-sponsored health insurance and access to medical care is… Read More ›

Press, AAPS: “Don’t Use Tax Code to Micromanage Direct Primary Care”

July 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Source: AAPS The growing Direct Primary Care (DPC) model is allowing patients and doctors to design their own “healthcare reform.” In exchange for a membership fee, patients receive timely access to unhurried visits, personalized care, and a range of other items that might include laboratory testing and medications,… Read More ›

HSAs, POLICY | [DPC], an excluded “Service Arrangement” rather than a qualified “Medical Expense”

By The Direct Primary Care Coalition | JULY 12, 2018 | DPCare.org The Primary Care Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill by Rep. Eric Paulsen (R-MN) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), passed the House Ways & Means committee by a roll call vote of 26-12 on Wednesday, July 11th. There were also be 10 other pieces of tax/health legislation considered. The markup… Read More ›

House panel approves HSA expansion package that also takes aim at Obamacare taxes

The Ways and Means package focuses on allowing more people to invest in HSAs or expanding the medical services and insurance coverage HSA owners can pay for with their funds. By Susannah Luthi  | July 12, 2018 A key House health panel on Thursday approved a $92 billion package of bills focused on expanding investments in… Read More ›

DPC HSA News, Update, POLICY | Primary Care Enhancement Act Passes House Ways and Means Committee

By The Direct Primary Care Coalition | JULY 12, 2018 | DPCare.org The Primary Care Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill by Rep. Eric Paulsen (R-MN) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), passed the House Ways & Means committee by a roll call vote of 26-12 on Wednesday, July 11th. There were also be 10 other pieces of tax/health legislation considered. The markup… Read More ›

CNBC, Policy, News: The Trump administration could make fee-based doctors more affordable for seniors

The Trump administration could make fee-based doctors more affordable for seniors Concierge medicine and other fee-based primary care practices make up less than 10 percent of physician practices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services put out a request for information to health-care providers to see how the Trump administration could help fund access to… Read More ›

AAPS | Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Let Patients Use HSAs for DPC

SOURCE: Association of American Physicians and Surgeons June 14, 2018 The Honorable Steven Mnuchin Secretary United States Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20220 Dear Secretary Mnuchin, We are thankful for the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce the burdens past administrative overreach has inflicted on the American people. In the coming… Read More ›

Edmonds, OD, FAAO explains a series of new delivery models that are termed, “nontraditional primary care.”

Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member… Read More ›

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