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Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians: “The MAFP is supportive of legislation at the federal level that would clarify that a DPC is not health insurance.”

By Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

In 2015, the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians worked with members of the legislature and the Governor to ensure the passage of the “Mississippi Direct Primary Care Act.” At that time, there were only 7 other states in the nation to provide laws regarding a DPC agreement. Direct Primary Care gives doctors more freedom with patients to practice medicine instead of being tied to insurance requirements. With the MAFP championing the DPC movement in Mississippi, we have ensured that DPC agreements cannot be viewed as insurance policies. If you are considering moving to a DPC agreement with your patients, make sure your contracts mirror the state law. All of the following requirements must be met:

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SOURCE: http://www.msafp.org/workforce/direct-primary-care/

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