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New study examines the potential value proposition of retail clinics April 23, 2015 | By Antoinette Alexander NEW YORK — Retail health clinics are now a part of the health care landscape with the potential to become a much more powerful enabler of a “culture of health,” according to a recent report by Manatt Health, the health care division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips… Read More ›
MARKETING: The Best and Worst Times to Post to Social Media (Infographic) By Kristin Piombino JUNE 14, 2013 – It’s the million-dollar question for social media managers everywhere: What is the best time to post to social media? While the optimal time to update your Facebook page or Pinterest boards may vary depending on your audience, Social Caffeine created an infographic that lists, in general, the best and… Read More ›
2015 DPC Journal Annual Report and Market Trends Summary, PLUS, INFOGRAPHIC — Written and updated by The Direct Primary Care Journal; (C) 2015 — Updated: JULY 6 2015 – In 2013-2015, the growing healthcare classification or niche known as Direct Primary Care (DPC) made bold steps forward in solidifying its rightful place as a viable and proven business model within the Membership Medicine Clinic (MMC) category in today’s free market healthcare delivery marketplace. The outcomes of individual and collaborative efforts have been gratifying to physicians, businesses, consumers, families, employers and lawmakers in various metropolitan and rural areas of the country. While these achievements are extremely important, they represent but a portion of a much larger and evolving story.
- WHITE PAPER Edition of 2015 DPC Journal Annual Report & Market Trends Summary … ($45.00)
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- Full Text Edition of of 2015 DPC Journal Annual Report & Market Trends Summary (WHITE PAPER + Infographic) … ($225)
Looking back over the past two-three years (2013-2015), we see an impressive list of accomplishments. DPC has demonstrated growth in consumer interest, patient memberships and physicians across the U.S. have continued to enjoy financial stability with their chosen cash-only, subscription-based medical practice model. This is a clear indication of DPC’s future path – a path toward improved patient health outcomes, more patient outcome data and research, increased professional and career satisfaction in both primary care and family medicine, practice sustainability and a stronger medical education environment designed to meet the challenges of the modern-day free market healthcare delivery system. You’ll learn more about these successes and achievements in the following 2015 DPC Journal Annual Report and Market Trends Summary below.
Meanwhile, other important highlights from the past two to three years in DPC also include:
- Physicians and lawmakers achieved more than 10 State legislative and regulatory victories (at the time of this writing that is, May 2015) in collaboration with The Direct Primary Care Coalition representatives, state medical societies, individual physician and patient lobbying, localized educational efforts, fly-in meetings with prominent lawmakers in Washington, D.C., an invitation to the White House in the Summer of 2014, advocating for physician interests in state-based health reform measures, all which preserve a place for free market healthcare delivery and DPC for years to come.
- Enhancing how free market healthcare delivery practice (i.e. particularly DPC) models engage, inform and assist medical students and family physicians. By creating informative workshops, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has helped foster innovation and creativity among a growing populous of rising medical graduates.
- The development of clearer definitions of what DPC is and is not for employers, physicians, consumers and lawmakers and clarifying the questions consumers have related to these services offered.
On behalf of The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPC Journal), our editors, staff and multiple physician and industry expert contributors, it is with great optimism and a sense of purpose that we look forward to the opportunities in DPC and the like in the years ahead. Achieving convenience to a primary care and family physician, relaying affordable healthcare services and delivering efficient care to those in need at any age is what consumers and a population at-large in America is desiring. By continuing to work collaboratively to posture DPC and its varying companion medical practice models, we will continue to see more Membership Medicine Clinics (MMC’s) and Convenient Care Clinics (CCCs) thrive and grow in the years ahead.
BEST of 2014: CMTs Top 25 of the Best Infographics about Concierge Medicine — ‘We’ve trawled the web to find the most informative and educational Infographics about Concierge Medicine … and look what we’ve uncovered.’ By Michael Tetreault, Editor OCTOBER 1, 2014 – Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and… Read More ›
Direct Primary Care (DPC) Model — VIEW HERE — By The Direct Primary Care Coalition, April 2014 — Most family practice and internal medicine physicians working in private practice today are burdened by ever-shrinking reimbursement rates and a growing list of administrative tasks required by insurance companies. In response, many primary care physicians are exploring alternative practice options, some of which are being encouraged by policy changes embedded in the Affordable Care Act. Some doctors are embracing the economic security and reduced administrative burden that comes with employment. Others are selling their practices to hospitals and/or larger groups. And a small but growing number are showing interest in direct- pay practice models that allow doctors to reduce, or in some cases eliminate entirely, the administrative hassles and costs of dealing with insurance. There are several models in which physicians collect a monthly retainer fee directly from patients instead of relying on fee-for-service reimbursement from third parties.
What Does It Cost to Run a Startup? – Infographic By Staff.com OCTOBER 7, 2014 – Staff.com is based on the idea of hiring employees from all around the world. And we’re a startup. So we thought it would be interesting to compare the costs of a startup including a small office and hiring 2 developers and 1 designer from different cities and countries. Source:… Read More ›
DOCTORS: How to Write Better Emails (Infographic) By Catherine Clifford September 10, 2014 – Emails are your window to the world these days, and so if your emails aren’t getting attention, then that probably means you aren’t, either. Some of your first interactions with potential customers will start online, so be sure to have a respectable email address. It may seem like… Read More ›
Doctors Make $.03 Cents Less Than Teachers — INFOGRAPHIC The Deceptive Salary of Doctors JUNE 21, 2014 — Most people believe that high school teachers don’t make enough money, and few believe that doctors should make more. Believe it or not, doctors make 3 cents less per hour than high school teachers over the course… Read More ›