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We’re approaching the end of the generalist PCP model … ‘We see four emerging PCP identities …’ ~A.B.G.

By The Advisory Board Company FALL 2014 – One critical outcome of designing the clinical workforce for three distinct clinical products is the end of the traditional primary care practice model. The industry is moving toward a more customized, consumer-centric version of primary care access, and the standard one-size-fits-all PCP office model just won’t suffice. Neither… Read More ›

MISSOURI LAW: House Bill 769, sets up the DPC model for physicians to begin transitioning their practices. The law took effect Friday, August 28, 2015.

August 30, 2015 by Ryan Johnson 1 Comment Most physicians did not go to medical school to fill out paperwork. Among other common complaints from physicians are: not enough time with patients, low reimbursement rates; third party payers and the list goes on. Common complaints from patients are similar. Not enough time with a physician,… Read More ›

Analysis [2015-2016] of 4 Popular Free Market Healthcare Delivery Sectors.

By Michael Tetreault, Editor in Chief One of my favorite quotes comes from Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO, Amazon. He said … “Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But… Read More ›

Henry Ford West Bloomfield signs Michigan’s first direct primary care provider deal

By Jay Greene JUNE 5, 2015 – John Blanchard, M.D., got part of his wish fulfilled when 191-bed Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital agreed this week to an affiliation with his Premier Private Physicians Management LLC of Troy and Clarkston. Blanchard, a family medicine physician, is at the forefront of a new movement in medicine… Read More ›

MAY 2015: The Affordable Care Act’s Payment and Delivery System Reforms; A Progress Report at Five Years

Source: The Commonwealth Fund Publication Date: May 7, 2015 Authors: Melinda K. Abrams, Rachel Nuzum, Mark A. Zezza, Jamie Ryan, Jordan Kiszla, Stuart Guterman Abstract In addition to its expansion and reform of health insurance coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains numerous provisions intended to resolve underlying problems in how health care is delivered… Read More ›

NPR: A study from the American Academy of Family Physician’s Robert Graham Centersheds some light on this topic. The findings, published in the latest issue of Annals of Family Medicine, suggest that family doctors who provide more care themselves save the health system money.

Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More By Anders Kelto, NPR MAY 11, 2015 – Is a good family doctor one who treats your knee pain and manages your recovery from heart surgery? Or is it one who refers you to an orthopedist and a cardiologist? Those are questions at the heart of a debate… Read More ›

DPC Journal presents “The Top CEOs in DPC” Series

By Michael Tetreault, Editor in Chief MAY 6, 2015 – For the next several months, we’re highlighting some of the industry’s Top CEOs. They’re some of the best and the brightest in Free Market Healthcare Delivery, Convenient Care Medicine, Membership Medicine (which includes: Concierge Care and its demographically diverse business model and low-cost companion, Direct… Read More ›

EISCHEN, Esq., and Campbell: ‘Direct Primary Care: What Physicians Need to Know …’

Blog | April 30, 2015 | Compliance, Law & Malpractice, Medical Billing & Collections, Operations, Practice Models By James J. Eischen, Jr. and Michael Campbell Direct Primary Care (DPC) triggers enthusiasm among healthcare service providers, primary-care physicians, and employers looking for better managed primary care. Basically, DPC typically involves patients paying a monthly fee to… Read More ›