TREND: In this [RXVIP] pharmacy model, pharmacists pay a visit to the physician’s office 1 day a week and meet with patients to discuss their medications.(0)
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor Published Online: Monday, September 14, 2015 Concierge pharmacists are working directly in physicians’ offices to personalize chronic care medication management for patients. In response to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ call for ongoing chronic care management, concierge pharmacy network RXVIP is targeting this component in its business model… Read More ›
Last Updated: SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 By The DPC Journal Staff & Contributing Physicians Recommendations Probably thousands of books offer doctors advice about business, leadership, money or startup guidance, but we’ve narrowed it down to just 15. Docpreneurs and all those fascinated by the emerging Free Market Healthcare Delivery innovations today should find the time to… Read More ›
POLICY and LAW: Could [DPC] be defined by state regulators as a “risk bearing entity” and potentially regulated as an insurance plan, essentially defeating one of the primary reasons to develop this type of practice? Update: Enter, Cassidy’s bill, S. 1989(0)
Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced S. 1989 – The Primary Care Enhancement Act on August 5, 2015. The bill has been read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. The full text of the bill is available here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s1989/text Direct Primary Care is a growing model of providing primary care services in various… Read More ›
- MISSOURI LAW: House Bill 769, sets up the DPC model for physicians to begin transitioning their practices. The law took effect Friday, August 28, 2015.
- Legally Speaking: Physicians consider cash-based medical practice alternatives
- LEGAL: ‘Not only are there systemic benefits and the opportunity for better care for patients with direct primary care, but there is also the chance to make medicine a rewarding and enticing profession again.’ ~FBO, June 2015
The Massachusetts Direct Primary Care Coalition (MassDPCC) is happy to announce its collaboration with the national Direct Primary Care Coalition. The MassDPCC was formed in 2015 to promote Direct Primary Care (DPC) in the state of Massachusetts. We are a network of people who believe that the DPC model provides an exciting, alternative approach to building… Read More ›
States Continue to Give Nurse Practitioners More Autonomy: NY TIMES … “Doctoring, Without the Doctor.”(0)
In March, Nebraska became the 20th state to adopt a law that allows nurses with advanced degrees to practice without a physician’s supervision. September 21, 2015 – In March, Nebraska became the 20th state to adopt a law that allows nurses with advanced degrees to practice without a physician’s supervision. The governor of Maryland recently… Read More ›
By Gabriel Perna September 15, 2015 – Randy Lamartiniere, an internal medicine physician out of Baton Rouge, La., who went into DPC several years ago. He was recently interviewed by Physicians Practice about his transition, the challenges of marketing, and his advice for physicians contemplating a change to DPC. Below are excerpts from the interview…. Read More ›
Policy Recommendations to Guide the Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care Settings: An American College of Physicians Position Paper(0)
Hilary Daniel, BS; Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, for the ACP Health and Public Policy Committee** SEPTEMBER 2015 – Telemedicine—the use of technology to deliver care at a distance—is rapidly growing and can potentially expand access for patients, enhance patient–physician collaboration, improve health outcomes, and reduce medical costs. However, the potential benefits of telemedicine must be… Read More ›
- RETAIL HEALTH: CVS Health Marks First Anniversary of Tobacco Removal With New Data on Decision’s Impact.
- Retail Clinics, Apps Change Doctor-Patient Relationship
- TRENDING STORY: Under Walmart’s new partnership with DirectHealth.com, about half of 4,300 Walmart’s stores will feature DirectHealth.com licensed agents, who will help consumers shop for health insurance and navigate Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges.