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More Affordable Than You Think

Direct primary care often comes with a reasonable price tag. Twelve percent of direct primary care practices charge less than $50 per person per month. One-third of practices charge $50 to $100 per month, and nearly two-thirds charge $135 or less per month. Those rates compare quite favorably to other common monthly consumer expenses. For instance, the average monthly cable bill is $123 a month, and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average household spends $221 a month on gasoline and $320 a month on groceries. Source: Concierge Medicine Today

DPC: A Consumer Choice Option in Health Care

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By Daniel McCorry | Daniel McCorry is a graduate fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation. August 08, 2014 – “Direct primary care” is a rapidly growing alternative to the traditional “fee-for-service” model of paying for medical care. Instead of the patient or… Read More ›

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DPC: A Consumer Choice Option in Health Care

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Direct primary care often comes with a reasonable price tag. Twelve percent of direct primary care practices charge less than $50 per person per month. One-third of practices charge $50 to $100 per month, and nearly two-thirds charge $135 or less per month. Those rates compare quite favorably to other common monthly consumer expenses. For instance, the average monthly cable bill is $123 a month, and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average household spends $221 a month on gasoline and $320 a month on groceries. Source: Concierge Medicine Today

By Daniel McCorry | Daniel McCorry is a graduate fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation. August 08, 2014 – “Direct primary care” is a rapidly growing alternative to the traditional “fee-for-service” model of paying for medical care. Instead of the patient or… Read More ›

How-To »

50 Inspirational Quotes from DPC Doctors and DPC Industry Influencers

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50 Inspirational Quotes for “DocPreneurs” and Concierge Care Industry Influencers By Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief, The DPC Journal JUNE 18, 2014 – Our mission is to communicate news and relevant educational information about the growing industry’s of direct-pay, primary care (DPC) to an audience en-mass who does not yet understand the importance of this innovative healthcare… Read More ›

Legal »

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 ›

Events »

TECHNOLOGY: Amazing Charts to Host Direct Primary Care Event at Pri-Med East

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Clinicians Will Learn About Alternatives to Traditional Fee-for-Service Model and Meet Leading Experts in Direct Primary Care BOSTON, MA — (Marketwired) — 08/26/14 – Amazing Charts, a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems for outpatient practices, will host a two-day learning and networking event focused on the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

LAW360: Obama, Insurers ‘Colluded’ To Create ACA Provision — Report

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By Kat Greene Law360, Los Angeles (July 28, 2014, 10:11 PM ET) – Members of the Obama administration “colluded” with insurance companies to create key provisions within the Affordable Care Act that would increase insurers’ profitability and net them a “bailout” of $1 billion this year, according to a Monday report by Republicans on the… 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 »

FORBES: ‘Who Will Pay For Proactive Medicine?’

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By Todd Hixon, Forbes, Contributor AUGUST 29, 2014 – Last week I posted about the huge, neglected value of proactive medicine. Afterwards I talked with Bret Jorgensen, CEO of MDVIP, the pioneer Concierge Medicine company. We talked about the results that different intensive primary care models are demonstrating, and the challenges they face when they… Read More ›

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