“So where does the line exist between charging too much vs. not charging enough? Shouldn’t the line be drawn between how many practices stay open to deliver this this type of care and those that don’t? If we “zoom out” from this discussion and think about the long-term value of these models, the conversation needs to be broadened. Both models will benefit from continuous transparency, … Continue reading Part 11: Scalability in DPC | Stats, “DPC Fees Creeping Into Concierge Medicine Territory”
You must remove every possible obstacle from the path of the disinterested, suspicious, here-against-my-will, would-rather-be-somewhere-else, Patient. By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief ATLANTA, GA USA | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 – It is no secret that there is no love lost between Primary Care Physician’s and Retail Healthcare. Despite somewhat positive data, evidence and quality reports to support retail healthcare’s position and stability in the healthcare marketplace over the … Continue reading Part 4: Scalability in DPC | Can DPC and Retail Health Coexist?
By Stephen C. Schimpff, MD Jun 18, 2018 Editor’s Note: Welcome to Medical Economics’ blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. These blogs are an opportunity for bloggers to engage with readers about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general, or healthcare reform. The opinions below are that of the author … Continue reading Schimpff, MD: Direct primary care does not equate to patient abandonment
By Michael Tetreault, Editor JANUARY 17, 2018 – When DPC (Direct Primary Care) Journal DPC Physician readers were asked last month (Dec. 2017), “Do you plan to increase your monthly membership/subscription fee?”, nearly 37% of DPC Physicians polled said “NO. Staying the same as the 2015, 2016 and 2017 calendar years.” Additionally, 61% of DPC Physicians said “No. It will remain the same as the … Continue reading Part 12: Scalability in DPC | Is DPC zigging and zagging, responding to the pressures of the marketplace?