PENNSYLVANIA: The Direct Primary Care Medical Home

By Randy Robinson, M.D., and Mason Reiner MAY 31, 2013 — “Dear, how much were the groceries?” An efficient, effective healthcare system is built upon an enduring relationship between patients and their primary care physician. CMS’s Comprehensive Patient Care Initiative (CPCI) rightly states that risk stratified care, access and continuity, planned care for chronic conditions and preventive care, and coordination across the medical environment are … Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA: The Direct Primary Care Medical Home

NATIONAL: MedLion Applauds American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Direct Primary Care

PRESS RELEASE May 30, 2013, 4:57 p.m. ET (BUSINESS WIRE) – In yet another boom to the desire for new practice models in this country’s long-suffering healthcare industry, America’s largest family medicine organization–the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)–announced recently its support of Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low-cost, high-quality formula that has shown to be greatly advantageous to both patients and doctors. The news … Continue reading NATIONAL: MedLion Applauds American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Direct Primary Care

AAFP Creates Policy on Direct Primary Care

The AAFP has created a series of frequently asked questions to accompany the Academy’s newly created policy on direct primary care (DPC), a model in which practices charge patients a flat monthly or annual fee in exchange for access to a broad range of primary care services. The direct primary care (DPC) model is a variation of the retainer practice framework for primary care physicians. … Continue reading AAFP Creates Policy on Direct Primary Care

OHIO: When doc is always in, patient care wins

Medical practice offers service for flat fees Written by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn | MARCH 17, 2013 — Dr. Jerry Tolbert says he’s gotten back a precious asset that physicians across the country are scrambling to find: More time with patients. Less than two years ago, the Burlington-based doctor struck out with his son Dr. Gerry Tolbert to open Total Access Physicians (TAP). The concierge-style practice charges … Continue reading OHIO: When doc is always in, patient care wins