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Flat-Fee Primary Care Helps Fill Niche For Texas’ Uninsured | KHN

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October 3, 2017

Flat-Fee Primary Care Helps Fill Niche For Texas’ Uninsured By Charlotte Huff October 3, 2017 JARRELL, Texas — Darrell Kenyon had been punting for years on various medical issues — fatigue, headaches, mood swings. The 43-year-old uninsured carpenter was particularly worried about his blood pressure, which ran high when he checked it at the grocery… Read More ›

TRENDING \ Archives: ~AAFP Cites, Direct Primary Care Model Gains Momentum in Multiple States

April 21, 2017 02:04 pm Michael Laff – AAFP News Direct primary care (DPC) is gaining legal momentum at the state level as a viable means for physicians to provide primary care to patients at a lower cost than traditional practice models. For years, physicians who wanted to adopt DPC had to battle with insurers… Read More ›

NELSON, MD: “Designing Value into Your Direct Pay Practice, Part I – The Service Proposition”

By Robert Nelson, MD, Direct Primary Care Physician | Advocate for market-based solutions & Patient-centered reforms | Entrepreneur | Writer | http://encompasshealthdirect.com/ OCTOBER 24, 2015 – What do patients really want?  Most surveys, formal and informal, indicate that mostly patients want two things consistently above others: 1) To feel like they’ve been heard and, 2)… Read More ›

Direct Primary Care Model Gains Momentum in Multiple States ~AAFP

April 21, 2017 02:04 pm Michael Laff – AAFP News Direct primary care (DPC) is gaining legal momentum at the state level as a viable means for physicians to provide primary care to patients at a lower cost than traditional practice models. For years, physicians who wanted to adopt DPC had to battle with insurers… Read More ›

TRENDING: AAFP Applauds Bill to Ease Direct Primary Care Payment With Letter

“Under existing interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, patients with HSAs are prohibited from engaging in DPC arrangements with a family physician or other primary care physician,” the letter stated. “Your bill removes this barrier by allowing patients with HSAs to freely contract with physicians for DPC services.” January 24, 2017 02:21 pm | AAFP… Read More ›

AAFP Applauds Bill to Ease Direct Primary Care Payment With Letter

“Under existing interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, patients with HSAs are prohibited from engaging in DPC arrangements with a family physician or other primary care physician,” the letter stated. “Your bill removes this barrier by allowing patients with HSAs to freely contract with physicians for DPC services.” January 24, 2017 02:21 pm | AAFP… Read More ›

NPR (TRENDING): Despite its potential, the direct care model faces the challenges of integration into existing payment systems and attracting more participating doctors. And navigating Medicare and Medicaid rules can deter physicians.

Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care? Updated January 13, 20169:59 AM ET By Shefali Luthra, NPR JANUARY 13, 2016 – A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state… Read More ›

NPR (TRENDING): Experiments underway to include Medicaid and Medicare patients in DPC … could help mitigate concerns about affordability, Berenson says.

Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care? Updated January 13, 20169:59 AM ET By Shefali Luthra, NPR JANUARY 13, 2016 – A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state… Read More ›