INTRODUCING DIRECT PRIMARY CARE

ONE OF HEALTHCARE'S BEST KEPT SECRETS

Have you heard of DPC… if you answered NO, you are not alone. Nearly three-fourths of 1,435 leaders in the field who responded to an MGMA Stat poll were unfamiliar with this model. At least 700 DPC practices in 48 states serve more than 250,000 Americans, according to the Direct Primary Care Coalition. Given the benefits, you should learn more.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a method of direct purchasing that eliminates the need to have a network or even copays. This methods of changing the way we access primary care services eliminates most of the “negatives” of the current healthcare system.

DPC’s payment model is based on a flat membership fee that’s not only affordable but also devoid of insurance claims and out-of-pocket costs that cause some individuals to ration care. For as little as $50 to $70 per month, health plan members enjoy unlimited, 24/7 access to a primary care physician (PCP). Best of all, they do it without enduring long wait times or feeling rushed out the door. DPC visits last 30 to 60 minutes on average and it’s possible to schedule a same-day appointment.

With no insurance claims or third-party billing to review and process, PCPs can fully focus on practicing medicine and being proactive rather than reactive. This means they can do a better job identifying chronic conditions or behavioral health problems before they become a major concern. In short, DPC helps strengthen doctor-patient relations, build trust and improve member engagement.

 

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