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

July 13, 2018

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 ›

AAPS | At Risk, Legislation Allowing Patients to Use HSAs for DPC

By The AAPS | ENewsletter | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:50PM Earlier this week we heard the good news that H.R. 365 was finally going to be considered by the House Committee on Ways and Means, bringing the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for Direct Patient Care (DPC) one step closer to reality…. 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 ›

LIPTON: 10 differences between concierge medicine and direct primary care

By Wayne Lipton | Wayne Lipton is Managing Partner for Concierge Choice Physicians, LLC, and one of the most experienced and successful executives in concierge medicine. Lipton graduated from Harvard College in 1973 with a degree in Biochemistry. He attended the University of Chicago Business School and the Boston Architectural Center. He was formerly a chief… Read More ›

VIDEO | HHS Secretary Alex Azar … remarks on DPC, May 2018

American Hospital Association YouTube Page | Uploaded on May 9, 2018 “Direct Primary Care offers the opportunity for Seniors to get accessible primary care from a physician that they know at a predictable and affordable price… a significant step representing the fundamental rethinking of provider compensation necessary to deliver value… The proposal also reflects our… Read More ›

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