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ICD-10: It’s Nice Not Knowing You … ~Jeff Gold, MD

By Dr. Jeff Gold, Gold Direct Care, Boston, MASS.

“Traditional primary care doctors realistically spend half their work day on insurance-related administration, which is a clear imbalance in the healthcare system,” says Dr. Gold. “A DPC model allows me to provide the personal, thorough level of care that my patients want and need, but also makes financial sense from both the business perspective for my practice and healthcare spending perspective for the individuals and families we serve.”

“Traditional primary care doctors realistically spend half their work day on insurance-related administration, which is a clear imbalance in the healthcare system,” says Dr. Gold. “A DPC model allows me to provide the personal, thorough level of care that my patients want and need, but also makes financial sense from both the business perspective for my practice and healthcare spending perspective for the individuals and families we serve.”

Yesterday, October 1st 2015, was a very critical day for the “disease management” system that we mistake for a healthcare system in the United States. It was when the new coding system called ICD-10 goes live for a majority of American physicians and Nurse Practitioners.

This is nothing more than another layer of bureaucratic red-tape that does nothing to enhance the quality or cost of your care, but rather furthers the disease process. All it does is waste more of your physicians and office staffs time-  time that should be spent working towards your care. Instead it just feeds an already broken machine that is aimlessly running on fumes while blowing exhaust into the faces of the people whom matter most- the doctors and the patients.

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Ready or Not: It’s ICD-10 Time ~MEDPAGE

Luckily for us [Direct Primary Care doctors] and other brave practices and patients across the nation, we have nothing to do with this nonsense. We have decided to escape the mess and fix medicine from the ground up.

Our focus is solely on working together towards a system that actually makes sense and works for our patients. This is what gratifies us most- being able to provide care the way we trained to do. So help us raise awareness about the Direct Primary Care model today- National Direct Primary Care Day! Check out the following link, share it, talk about it, and maybe even buy a t-shirt:

I Am Direct Care- DPC Holiday

And finally,  here’s to being part of the solution rather than adding to the problem. We thank you for your support and for being willing to do one of the hardest things for anyone- change.

Jeff Gold, MD
Gold Direct Care
ph 781-842-3961
fax 781-990-3467
info@golddirectcare.com
123 Pleasant Street, Suite 105
Marblehead, MA

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1 reply »

  1. Yes, ICD-10 is a complete & utter waste of time. This especially hurts smaller practices: being forced to invest enormous resources into billing specialists & coding seminars instead of things that directly improve patient care.

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