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MEDCITY: Here are six ways that healthcare is adapting retail concepts

December 2, 2016 • DPC News

As reported in Forbes, a number of firms such as Pager and Doctors Making House Calls now bring doctors directly to patients’ homes. These businesses can save patients considerable time and the expense of an emergency room visit by partnering with medical providers. By Amanda Bury Oct 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM- How many times… Read More ›

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Congressman Tom Price, MD (GA-06) Selected by Donald Trump as Secretary of HHS [Statement from Price Office]

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after being nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Health and Human Services: “It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Thanks to President-Elect Donald Trump and… Read More ›

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Tips for Scaling UP a DPC Practice. ~Elation

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Written by Direct primary care practices are growing in popularity.  This model provides flexibility to providers to focus on their patients, allowing for individualized, convenient care while building a sustainable and scalable business. Building and growing a DPC practice can be both an exciting milestone and a daunting task. So what does it take to… Read More ›

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Is the annual fee of $1,650 tax deductible? ~NPR [MDVIP]

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When A Screening Test For Colon Cancer Leads To A Pricey Follow-Up August 30, 20165:00 AM ET By Michelle Andrews When DNA colon cancer screening tests find abnormalities, are patients discouraged about getting more diagnostic testing because of costs they will incur? And why do hospitals sometimes send a second bill for treatments given in… Read More ›

Events »

[Free Webinar – NOV 18] Election 2016’s Impact on Independent Primary Care Physicians

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About the Webinar This webinar will be a roundtable discussion with experts from Marwood Group, a leading healthcare advisory and research firm headquartered in New York with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and London; hosted by Specialdocs Consultants, LLC. Independent primary care physicians: how will Election 2016 affect you and your practice? Find out during… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

Obamacare ‘Replacement’ Might Look Familiar

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“The idea that they’re just going to wipe that money away is pretty unlikely,” he said. “They don’t want to be in a position of saying they’re just kicking millions of people out in the street.” By Jay Hancock and Shefali Luthra November 9, 2016 | By Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act transformed… Read More ›

Success Stories »

DPC Journal SPOTLIGHT on NY: Meet Dr. Jennifer Vazquez-Bryan

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Because 15-minute doctor’s visits ‘just don’t work’ Dr. Jennifer Vazquez-Bryan offers direct primary care, with monthly fees instead of insurance and more time with the doctor By The Chronicle Published Oct 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm (Updated Oct 12, 2016) GOSHEN — Dr. Jennifer Vazquez-Bryan is the first physician to bring an innovative method of… Read More ›

Technology »

Direct Care and value based programs have more in common than you think. ~Elation

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By Elation Health NOVEMBER 17, 2016 – While quality programs like the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may not directly apply to DPC and concierge practices, there are still implications for these doctors. In fact, MACRA’s new model of reimbursement and reporting requirements may drive more and more physicians away from… Read More ›