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[DPC Journal Archives] Garrison BLISS, MD: ‘There are simpler steps Congress should consider to cure Medicare’s ills.’ [A Trending Story Today]

By Garrison Bliss, MD THEHILL.com — MARCH 4, 2014 — I know that there is going to be another scuffle over the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). I know that we have already paid $150 billion on “doc fixes” since 1997, and I know that everyone in healthcare is trying to make sure that their ox… Read More ›

TIME: ‘The idea [DPC] is deceptively simple: Pay frontline doctors a fixed monthly fee directly instead of through the byzantine insurance bureaucracy.’

How can Americans get better health care for less money? There’s a quiet experiment going on among primary-care physicians, and the results are intriguing. By David Von Drehle TIME.com Dec. 22, 2014 – Nowhere outside the pages of Dickens is there a more aptly named fellow than Garrison Bliss. A trim, gray man, he has… Read More ›

DPC Leadership Response To Washington State OIC Report: ‘Outlook for DPC is bright throughout U.S.’

Written by Michael Tetreault, Editor of The DPC Journal and Garrison Bliss MD of Qliance and Chairman of the Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) | DPC Journal Contributor Additional contributions from prominent DPC industry leaders are also included courtesy of The DPC Journal. DECEMBER 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM (EST) – The recent December 2014… Read More ›

‘When complications arise that call for some further, insurance-covered treatments, Qliance gets you in to see top-drawer specialists immediately.’

Are You Being Served? Posted on November 14, 2014 | By J.A. Jance Context is everything, so you’re going to have to endure some history here. Twenty or so years ago, some dimwitted employee of my soon-to-be-former health care provider stapled both copies of my “abnormal mammogram” report into my patient record rather than sending… Read More ›

Trending Story … From ACO News: “Qliance amasses 20,000 patients”

By Kristin Sims-Kastelein January 6, 2014 [PUGET SOUND, Wash.]— New business growth under the Health Insurance Marketplace and growth within existing business segments has led Qliance, a concierge primary care model for the masses, to care for 20,000 people in the Puget Sound area. In six and a half years, the privately held company has… Read More ›

DPCC: Tax Treatment of Direct Primary Care with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

By DPCare.org JUNE 8, 2014 – Section 223(c) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) prohibits individuals with high deductible health plans (HDHPs) paired with HSAs from having a second health plan. Although the ACA regulations correctly define DPC as a primary care service and not a health insurance plan, current IRS policy treats DPC monthly… Read More ›

“AAFP Is All-In!” including financial support — DPC Journal Sources Report.

By Michael Tetreault, Editor, DPC Journal JUNE 5, 2014 – The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is no stranger to the world of Direct Primary Care (DPC). In 2013, the AAFP issued its first-ever DPC policy statement. Soon thereafter, the Academy began scheduling a series of regional workshops aimed at giving family physicians all… Read More ›

Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) Hosts 2-Day Congressional/Lobbying Effort

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief JUNE 5, 2014 – The Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) is delighted to announce a 2 day Washington, DC Fly-In on June 18 and 19.  The event is designed to coordinate congressional education and lobbying efforts with the Direct Primary Care Summit sponsored by Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) which will… Read More ›