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"What I'm doing is unprecedented," said Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Samuel. "I'm not accepting any insurance whatsoever."  Two weeks ago, Samuel opened the clinic to cater to those who don't have insurance after researching the growing trend of concierge medicine in larger cities.

ALABAMA: Decatur Clinic Not Accepting Insurance, Offers Alternative to Patients

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Aug 21, 2014 – DECATUR, Ala. – There’s a growing trend across the nation that’s changing the way patients get treatment. And now concierge medicine is being offered at a clinic in Decatur. Roxanne Vanhoozer is a patient at A Heartbeat Away Clinic on 6th Avenue in Decatur. “Convenience” said Vanhoozer. “It’s wonderful.” Vanhoozer uses… Read More ›

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LEGAL and MEDICARE: January 2015, Medicare will pay qualifying physicians and others, a chronic care management (CCM) flat (per patient) monthly fee .

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Medicare to pay for chronic care management: Forbidden fruit or just what the doctor ordered?  AUGUST 27, 2014 – Commencing in January 2015, Medicare will pay qualifying physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives a chronic care management (CCM) flat (per patient) monthly fee to coordinate care for… Read More ›

Legal »

DPC Coalition Message: “Let’s change our nation’s healthcare.”

(0) DPC Coalition Steering Committee at a fly-in and policy summit where we shared the good news with Congress and the Administration about how Direct Primary Care is changing health care across the country.

The central tenants of this movement are based on a culture of service, patient empowerment, trusting relationships supported by unrushed care, rejection of FFS insurance incentives, excellence of medical care and promotion of health. There are now dozens if not hundreds of different business models and there is support from the entire political spectrum.AUGUST 22,… Read More ›

Events »

Maine Medical Association Holding Direct Primary Care Workshop for Maine Physicians

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SAVE THE DATE  Friday, September 26th (afternoon) through Saturday, September 27th (morning) DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC) WORKSHOP FOR MAINE PHYSICIANS at the Maine Medical Association 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME Come and learn about Direct Primary Care – What is it? Why are over 500,000 patients nationwide now in DPC arrangements? How does DPC work… Read More ›

Success Stories »

DPC and TECH: Direct Primary Care & FitBits — Life with AtlasMD

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By Jennifer M. Joe, MD, MedTech Boston AUGUST 15, 2014 – There are a number of innovations and care delivery models happening all across the US. What are physicians doing? What are they doing? What’s working? AtlasMD is a direct primary care provider in Wichita, Kansas that has been in operation for the last 5… Read More ›

Technology »

THE DAILY BEAST: Some docs are now claiming fitness tracker data holds no medical value. Meet the tech-savvy Kansas doctor who is proving them wrong.

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Can Fitbit Data Save Lives? By Dr. Josh Umbehr, AtlasMD, The Daily Beast 08.26.14 – Some docs are now claiming fitness tracker data holds no medical value. Meet the tech-savvy Kansas doctor who is proving them wrong. Several stubborn ideas have steered much of the discourse around health care. One is that doctors need to… Read More ›

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