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Video | “DPC and Govt Don’t Mix” ~Dr. Tommy Show

July 20, 2018

America’s Free Market Doctor – Dr. Tommy McElroy Streamed live on Jul 18, 2018 Returning from a break imposed by the Thought Police, Dr. Tommy and Tracy review Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut a movie about sex with strangers and not much more. HR 6317 is supposed to help DPC doctors by allowing patients to… Read More ›

DPC vs Capitation: Parallels to Ponder. By Dr. Bob Nelson, (Georgia, Circa 2015)

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… Read More ›

PCP Relationships Matter, But So Does Convenience | HealthLeaders Media

PCP Relationships Matter, But So Does Convenience Debra Shute, September 29, 2017 Six in 10 patients with a primary care provider feel cared about by their doctor, but the same proportion would go to an urgent care center to avoid hassles at the PCP office. Although healthcare consumers are increasingly taking advantage of retail clinics… Read More ›

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

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 ›

KANSAS: Changes coming to Medicare, Medicaid

“… each candidate seems to have a unique opinion on the future of KanCare.” By Adam Blake JULY 18, 2018 – Ongoing changes in the realm of state health care may prove to be a continuing trend in coming months, especially as Kansas begins preparing for its 2018 election cycle. The federal government has already… Read More ›

FACT SHEET, 2019 CMS Medicare Fee Schedule

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019 PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished… Read More ›

FORBES | Rite Aid-Albertsons Comeback Hinges On Narrow Pharmacy Networks

By Bruce Japsen, FORBES, Contributor | Jul 19, 2018 An Albertsons plan to create narrow pharmacy networks with the addition of Rite Aid could limit customer choices to their stores, but may help the larger retailer in the competitive U.S. prescription business. Albertsons disclosed plans to escalate the narrow pharmacy network strategy as the grocery store chain readies… 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 ›

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