Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

By Arlene Weintraub JUNE 12, 2013 – In May, the U.S. Department of Labor released model notices that employers can use to inform their employees about the state health insurance exchanges launching next year as part of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. Like many materials written by government bureaucrats, the notices are long, wordy and full of jargon. They’re enough to … Continue reading Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: ‘Direct primary care could get a big boost next year.’

By Christopher Gearon, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report | Premium Health News Service May 29, 2013 – Ever need to wait a week or more to see your primary care doctor? Perhaps you should follow the lead of Debra Sallee, 58, a Seattle hair salon owner. For a flat fee of $79 a month, she can see her family physician as often as she wants–with no co-payments … Continue reading CHICAGO TRIBUNE: ‘Direct primary care could get a big boost next year.’

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