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

July 20, 2018

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 ›

MED. ECO. | “Spotlight on Brian Forrest, MD”

February 25, 2018 | By Rose Schneider Krivich | Medical Economics It was 15 years ago that Brian Forrest, MD, a primary care physician in Apex, North Carolina, founded Access Healthcare—a practice considered one of the earliest direct primary care (DPC) practices in the U.S. and put Forrest on the map as a pioneer of… Read More ›

JAMA | Direct Primary Care: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

JAMA Viewpoint | July 12, 2018 Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS1; Ryan P. Clodfelter, BA2; Paul George, MD, MHPE3 JAMA. Published online July 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8405 Primary care is the bedrock of reform of the US health system. New payment and care delivery models emphasize the importance of primary care medical homes with reimbursement prioritizing value over volume. It remains unclear how… 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 | 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 ›

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