Direct Primary Care

Producers seen as critical to direct primary care success

By Bruce Shutan Can producers have an impact on direct primary care success? About 8,500 benefit brokers, advisers and insurance agents are being tapped to distribute direct primary care (DPC) plans to employer clients through the healthcare supply chain. All of them are, or will be, working with the Clinical Wellness Network (CWN) to scale …

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Cleveland Clinic Florida offers ‘concierge medicine’

  Ron Hurtibise Contact Reporter  Sun Sentinel  Cleveland Clinic Florida is betting its new Concierge Medicine program will attract at least 300 patients willing to pay $333 a month — over and above each member’s normal health insurance or Medicare coverage — for an added layer of attention and treatment. Although the definition of concierge medicine varies, …

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Direct Primary Care Reform Could Save Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions – Or More

By Chris Rochester MADISON, Wis. – The Senate is considering a free-market reform to the state’s most costly program, Medicaid, that has the potential to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars or more.   The Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations on Thursday heard testimony on a bill authorizing the Department of …

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DIRECT PRIMARY CARE BILL IS ON FLORIDA HOUSE AGENDA

By Hayley Sledge A bill that would free doctors participating in direct primary care (DPC) services from state insurance regulations is under consideration in the Florida House of Representatives. A bill that would free doctors participating in direct primary care (DPC) services from state insurance regulations is under consideration in the Florida House of Representatives. House …

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Michigan insurance plans are a template for others in the U.S

Michigan companies are offering better insurance options for employees. MetroCreative Connection By Aurore Henze, For Digital First Media Changes are taking place in the insurance sphere. More Michiganians are choosing direct primary-care medicine, auditing companies are fighting insurance corruption and some mammoth corporations are putting employees first by reimbursing leftover insurance expenses. Michigan is at the …

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Tired of Costly Health Insurance? Consider Direct Primary Care

This approach to healthcare takes insurance companies out of the loop. Wendy Connick (imwconn) Nov 18, 2017 at 12:20PM With Obamacare in serious trouble, those who aren’t fortunate enough to have employer-sponsored health insurance are forced to pay through the nose for anything resembling decent coverage. Luckily, there’s another option that may both improve the quality …

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Direct Primary Care Lets Me ‘Be the Doctor I Wanted to Be

Julie Gunther, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAFP November 07, 2017 EDITORIAL COLLABORATION MEDSCAPE & The AAFP Physician Health First portal provides numerous online resources to support physician well-being. Hi. I’m Dr Julie Gunther. I’m a board-certified family doctor from Boise, Idaho. In 2014, I opened sparkMD, a direct primary care (DPC) practice. I’ve been asked to share my story from medical school …

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Free-Market Physicians Look To Save America’s Broken Health Care System – Directly

| By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 25, 2017 8:59 AM MacIver News Service | Oct. 25, 2017 By M.D. Kittle [Madison, Wis…] Dr. Kevin Tadych believes he is standing on a tectonic shift in health care, one that truly could bend the health care cost curve. The health care revolution is primed, Tadych asserts, and …

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Direct Primary Care: The Avant Garde Approach By Jon Hersey

Fed up with the high patient load required by insurance, doctors are headed back to the future with Direct Primary Care. By Cityview    With Obamacare on its deathbed, even those who want it gone aren’t keen on killing it so fast. One of the law’s most outspoken critics, Lamar Alexander, has said “Obamacare should be repealed …

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Direct Primary Care’ On The Move In Senate

After past efforts have gotten bogged down, the Florida Legislature may finally approve legislation that, according to Sen. Tom Lee, would provide concierge medicine to the masses. Lee’s bill (SB 80), which would help lead to the use of “direct primary care” agreements, was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Health Policy Committee. It was supported by business …

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