Direct Primary Care

Residents Can Now Undergo Rapid COVID 19 Testing in Cape Girardeau | 9/8/2020

A local direct primary care provider, membership-based EBO MD has started offering rapid coronavirus testing to the local community at a price of $175. Officials expect 95% of results will be available within a day’s time after the lab gets the minimally invasive nasal swab and the remaining results will be available within two days. Residents who are interested in having a test can call to schedule a test …

(New, CMT Podcast!) | Listen | Meet Healthcare Tech Entrepreneur Carlos Reines, RubiconMD | 9/6/2020

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief Concierge Medicine Today The DocPreneur Podcast The Direct Primary Care Journal Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing healthcare tech entrepreneur Carlos Reines, RubiconMD President and Co-founder. Carlos joined The DocPreneur Podcast and shared his insight with us for over an hour. We talked about the future of healthcare, how delivery vehicles are changing to meet the needs of people and how RubiconMD …

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The $11,000 COVID Test | 9/6/2020

Twitter Douglas Farrago MD Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock …

Friday Funny: Stout | 9/4/2020

Twitter Douglas Farrago MD Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock …

Quote of the Week: Mahatma Gandhi | 9/3/2020

Twitter Douglas Farrago MD Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock …

Direct primary care: Great for some doctors, but challenging for patients | 9/3/2020

… plan member per month, they’d have a guaranteed income stream regardless of how many patients came to their offices. However, a growing number of physicians have found a different way to garner predictable revenue: direct primary care (DPC). As Alec Wilhelm, MD, explains in a recent KevinMD post , DPC practices don’t accept insurance. Instead, they capitate themselves by charging patients between $50 and $200 a month for all primary care …

New direct primary care rules are a tough pill for HSAs | 9/3/2020

New direct primary care rules are a tough pill for HSAs THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 New direct primary care rules are a tough pill for HSAs By Jennifer Berman August 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m. EDT As an employee benefits attorney and compliance consultant, last summer’s executive order on “improving price and quality transparency in American healthcare to put patients first” piqued my interest. In particular, I honed on in section …

Elation co-founder shares expertise on telehealth and wearables | 9/2/2020

Explore a Sample Chart Elation co-founder shares expertise on telehealth and wearables By Leona Rajaee September 2, 2020 at 10:18 am Care Quality , Clinical First , Direct Primary Care , Health Policy , Product Elation Health co-founder and CEO Kyna Fong was tapped by two major industry publications recently to share her expertise on topics of concern to healthcare providers during these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually …

CB2 Insights Announces First EBITDA-Positive Quarter in Company’s History | 9/1/2020

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CB2 Insights Inc. (“ CB2 ” or the “ Company ”) (CSE: CBII; OTCQB: CBIIF), one of the largest integrative healthcare systems in the United States, today reported its Q2 2020 consolidated financial results for the period ended June 30, 2020. Additional information concerning the Company, including its unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the period ended June 30 …

Physician says: “My patients get $5 Gift Cards if I’m 15-minutes or more late. It’s an financial incentive to be on-time and my patients love it!” | 9/1/2020

… routine attention to detail on such matters. This equation is often used by Concierge Medicine Doctors in their office environments. And, it is how Doctors in these care delivery environments such as some in Direct Primary Care (DPC), Retail Healthcare, VPV (Virtual Private Visits) welcome, inform, and serve every person who walks in your door or gives them a call. RELATED STORY PODCAST HEALTHCARE FORDOCTORS (Listen) How Interior Design Impacts …

Premise Health to Acquire Direct Primary Care Company CareHere | PR Newswire | 9/1/2020

GDPR Premise Health to Acquire Direct Primary Care Company CareHere Acquisition brings Premise Health’s revenue to approximately $1 billion; Combined company improves access to health care for employers, employees, and dependents across the country News provided by Sep 01, 2020, 09:52 ET Share this article BRENTWOOD, Tenn. , Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Premise Health, the largest direct health care provider, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CareHere …

CB2 Insights Announces First EBITDA-Positive Quarter in Company’s History - GuruFocus.com | 8/31/2020

TORONTO, CB2 Insights Inc. (“ CB2 ” or the “ Company ”) (CSE: CBII; CBIIF), one of the largest integrative healthcare systems in the United States, today reported its Q2 2020 consolidated financial results for the period ended June 30, 2020. Additional information concerning the Company, including its unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the period ended June 30, 2020, can be found at www.sedar.com …

Is the Doctor’s Office Dead? Practice of Primary Care Goes Virtual | RevCycle Intelligence | 8/31/2020

… Health, another virtual primary care provider. “They’ve been dependent for a long time on revenue tied to in-person service visits. So, many of them took a huge revenue hit overnight.” READ MORE: Can Direct Primary Care Lead Private Practice Out of the Hole? Companies like Heal and Firefly Health are looking to be the change primary care needs to remain operational in the face of new patient demands for …

Attn All Staff, ‘No Front Office Snacking, Lunch-ing or Munching.’ | 8/30/2020

… routine attention to detail on such matters. This equation is often used by Concierge Medicine Doctors in their office environments. And, it is how Doctors in these care delivery environments such as some in Direct Primary Care (DPC), Retail Healthcare, VPV (Virtual Private Visits) welcome, inform, and serve every person who walks in your door or gives them a call. RELATED STORY PODCAST HEALTHCARE FORDOCTORS (Listen) How Interior Design Impacts …

Friday Funny: Cutter | 8/28/2020

Twitter Douglas Farrago MD Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock …

Quote of the Week: Martin Luther King, Jr. | 8/27/2020

Twitter Douglas Farrago MD Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock …

Does Concierge Medicine Make Sense for You? - FOX21- Entertaining Delmarva One Click at a Time | 8/26/2020

… the insurance companies of patients, who still must pay for a policy that covers hospitalizations and emergency care. A Variation on Concierge Medicine A less expensive variation of concierge care has emerged known as direct primary care (DPC). This type of care focuses less on offering premium services than on keeping costs down. It charges a fee that generally ranges from about $50 per month to $150 per month and …

CB2 Insights Partners with the Freas Medical Advisors to Expand Healthcare Services in Maryland | Globe Newswire | 8/26/2020

… US through a network of healthcare facilities including pain management and nursing home centers CB2 Insights currently provides medical services to patients in Maryland through virtual telehealth and physical clinics through its Skylight Health Direct Primary Care (“DPC”) offering Partnering with FMA will accelerate CB2’s growth in Maryland through affiliated healthcare networks representing thousands of patients FMA is seeking ways to further expand its relationship with CB2 across other …

Out-of-work patients, families eye direct primary care as their best healthcare options during COVID | MSN | 8/25/2020

Previous Next Out-of-work patients, families eye direct primary care as their best healthcare options during COVID Houston Chronicle 5 hrs ago By Gwendolyn Wu, Staff writer Dr. Rebecca Berens is like any other primary care physician. She takes the temperatures of toddlers, jots down prescriptions for antibiotics and recommends lab work to diagnose what’s wrong with a patient. But unlike most doctors, she doesn’t take health insurance, and …

Pension & Benefits NetNews – August 25, 2020 | 8/25/2020

… will take you directly to the desired document. Intelli Connect ™ If you aren’t a subscriber call 800-449-9525, or let us contact you about, Email Us American Benefits Council seeks clarifications to proposed regulations on direct primary care arrangements and HSA eligibility Interim final rule implements federal civilian employee paid parental leave Employees losing confidence in benefits packages as pandemic continues Court will mull fate of ACA on November 10 Pension …

Waiting on the World to Change by ZDoggMD | 8/25/2020

Twitter Douglas Farrago MD Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock …

Out-of-work patients, families eye direct primary care as their best healthcare options during COVID - HoustonChronicle.com | 8/25/2020

Faced with skyrocketing health insurance premiums, Texans are turning to a growing niche of primary care to cover their medical needs during the pandemic …

Local Ann Arbor Doctor Opens Direct Primary Care Clinic | PRWeb | 8/24/2020

Local Ann Arbor Doctor Opens Direct Primary Care Clinic Share Article Dr. Jane Klaes Establishes Membership-Based Primary Care Practice in West Ann Arbor The beauty of Direct Primary Care is in its simplicity. There’s no health insurance, billing codes, corporations, waiting rooms, or middlemen to worry about – it’s just you and your doctor. It’s the most ‘Direct’ form of healthcare possible. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) August 24, 2020 Ann …

EP 305 Meet MedWand™ Tech Founders, 2020 health tech to support remote exams, stroke patients | 8/23/2020

… words FOR DOCTORS, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Returning in the FALL of 2020 — LEARN MORE … Highlights and topics in this topic include: MedWand Technology and Benefits; EHR; Lean Startups in DPC; Telehealth Integration into Direct Primary Care ; Employer-Based DPC Partnerships and ROI; Concierge Medicine; Direct Primary Care (DPC); Retail Healthcare; and more. Dr. Samir Qamar is the CEO and Founder of MedLion, Board certified in Family Medicine and Dr …

EP 234 | Meet Dr Lisa Larkin, CEO, Disrupter, Changemaker In Medicine at Ms Medicine Part 1 | 8/22/2020

… LLC, a national membership organization for women’s health clinicians and a concierge women’s health primary care network. She is also owner and President of Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates, an independent, multispecialty practice offering direct primary care (DPC), concierge primary care and women’s health care in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, she serves as Director of Women’s Corporate Health for TriHealth, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of the …

Medicaid

CMS Tests Alternative Payment Model For Rural Medicare Providers | Kaiser Health News | 8/12/2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide up to $2 million upfront to 15 rural communities to change how they deliver care to Medicare beneficiaries. Modern Healthcare: CMS Unveils New Alternative Payment Model … health industry news — Modern Healthcare: Providers Back IRS Rule Boosting Direct Primary Care, Oppose It On Healthcare Ministries Providers generally support the Internal Revenue Service’s plan to make payments for direct primary-care arrangements tax …

Medicare

CMS Tests Alternative Payment Model For Rural Medicare Providers | Kaiser Health News | 8/12/2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide up to $2 million upfront to 15 rural communities to change how they deliver care to Medicare beneficiaries. Modern Healthcare: CMS Unveils New Alternative Payment Model … health industry news — Modern Healthcare: Providers Back IRS Rule Boosting Direct Primary Care, Oppose It On Healthcare Ministries Providers generally support the Internal Revenue Service’s plan to make payments for direct primary-care arrangements tax …

Telehealth

Aledade Leads Major National Organizations in Calling on Congress to Support Primary Care | PR Newswire | 6/8/2020

… the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, the Better Medicare Alliance, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Caregiver Action Network, the Direct Primary Care Coalition, Families USA, Mental Health America, the National Coalition on Health Care … comes from these in-person visits. The rapid adoption of telehealth has served to stem some of these losses, but it has not nearly made up the difference; most federal aid has come in the …

COVID-19

Aledade Leads Major National Organizations in Calling on Congress to Support Primary Care | PR Newswire | 6/8/2020

… aside $15 to $20 billion in direct funding to primary care to help these practices stay open and fight the COVID-19 pandemic. “Primary care needs help,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, CEO and co-founder … Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Caregiver Action Network, the Direct Primary Care Coalition, Families USA, Mental Health America, the National Coalition on Health Care, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Minority Quality Forum …

Mental Health

Aledade Leads Major National Organizations in Calling on Congress to Support Primary Care | PR Newswire | 6/8/2020

Direct Primary Care Coalition, Families USA, Mental Health America, the National Coalition on Health Care, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Minority Quality Forum, the National Partnership for Women & Families, the Pacific Business Group on Health, the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care, Primary Care Collaborative, and Privia Health. Primary care practices nationwide have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As they encourage patients to stay home …

Medicare Advantage

Response To Coronavirus Reflects Trump’s Plan To Radically Reform Health Care | Forbes | 3/17/2020

… own homes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services has been acting aggressively to change that. Under one rule change, Medicare Advantage plans and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can bill Medicare if they consult with … concern concierge care, or what is now more commonly called “ direct primary care .” Coronavirus symptoms don’t occur just during working hours. But the ability to talk to a doctor by phone at any time – including …

Concierge Care

It’s Not a Clinic It’s a Caste System | 2/12/2020

… billed, at the time, biannually) and the additional supplements, tests, and treatments, she was out ten grand.\n\n\n“Concierge care,” by now a far less trendy way to describe these kinds of doctors … person to the front of the line for an MRI. “Direct primary care” practices, where clinics cut out the middleman (the insurance company; the state) charge a flat fee for basic care. Both are supplemental …

Population Health

KPI Ninja and C3LX Form Strategic Partnership | PR Newswire | 1/14/2020

Direct Primary Care practices work to deliver exceptional access and care at scale, care teams need better toolsets to manage population health and demonstrate value particularly for employer groups. The C3LX and KPI Ninja integration enhances the ability for physicians to deliver personalized care and connection aligned with their patients’ core value propositions while proving ROI to employers through data. “Direct Primary Care is a great fit for many employer …

ACA

What If Occam Used a Safety Razor? | 12/2/2019

… University of Virginia School of Medicine, said she is sympathetic to the challenges PCPs face, but she argued that the direct primary care model removes clinicians from the overall health care provider pool, thereby stressing … games, ICD/CPT shakedowns, MOC extortion, and of course, the ACA. Their disincentive drivers have had primary care barreling toward the cliff’s edge for more than two decades. One of their authors, Paul George, MD …

Concierge Medicine

Some family doctors ditch insurance for simpler approach | Modern Healthcare | 11/21/2019

In many ways, direct primary care is a return to a simpler time when doctors charged cash for their services. Patients say they appreciate the accessibility and simplicity of the system. But health care researchers … month or $900 annually, studies show. Sometimes called “blue-collar concierge medicine,” this approach is slightly different from concierge medicine, which requires patients to pay steep membership fees, often in the hundreds of dollars. But …

Health Sharing Ministries

Four Things You Need To Know About the RSC Healthcare Plan | 11/12/2019

direct primary care — the facetime that patients share with doctors — without raising costs. The RSC plan will allow patients to use their HSAs to pay the $60 - $70 monthly fees that fund direct primary care. The proposal also contains reforms that allow individuals to increase their negotiation power and receive care through economies of scale. The plan promotes health sharing ministries, which allow members of nonprofits to pool their funds …

Patient Centered Care

Four Things You Need To Know About the RSC Healthcare Plan | 11/12/2019

Patient Centered Care The RSC plan expands access to innovative care for American patients in several ways. The framework calls for expanding direct primary care — the facetime that patients share with doctors — without raising costs. The RSC plan will allow patients to use their HSAs to pay the $60 - $70 monthly fees that fund direct primary care. The proposal also contains reforms that allow individuals to increase their negotiation power …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Primary Care Is Integral To Improving U.S. Healthcare, But Is Falling Further Behind | Forbes | 9/16/2019

… executed they can be an added burden for primary care clinicians. As an illustration, in May of this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled an initiative called the Primary Care First … Further, the Lown Institute wants to promote more use of direct primary care models: Here, primary care practices bypass insurers by directly charging patients a monthly membership fee in lieu of accepting insurance payments. The …

Qliance

As health insurance rates continue to rise, some turn to a new model for care – Orange County Register | 12/20/2019

… rise, some turn to a new model for care Elevated Health physician Dr. Lucy Pun examines a child at the Direct Primary Care practice. (Courtesy of Elevated Health) By Uncovered California [email protected] PUBLISHED: 52 … those that have tapped financing from investors and venture capitalists. Qliance Medical Management, based out of Seattle, served 13,000 patients before shutting down in 2017 amid financial problems. Some of its largest employer contracts were …

As health insurance rates continue to rise, some turn to a new model for care | 12/20/2019

… the state’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California. So, Campbell has opted for what she considers the next best thing: a “direct primary care membership” at Elevated Health in Huntington Beach. Direct primary care, or DPC … those that have tapped financing from investors and venture capitalists. Qliance Medical Management, based out of Seattle, served 13,000 patients before shutting down in 2017 amid financial problems. Some of its largest employer contracts were …

California Health Care Foundation

What is direct primary care? An alternative form of health care avoids insurance altogether | Yahoo News | 5/19/2019

… care system that costs $10,000 per person annually, a form of health care that avoids the insurance system — known as direct primary care — is starting to become an alternative option. The American Academy of Family … Health care spending in the U.S. continues to grow. (Source: California Health Care Foundation) 更多 From a patient perspective, “people have insurance, but they’re paying a lot for it,” Goel said. “The average person is …

What is direct primary care? An alternative form of health care avoids insurance altogether | Yahoo News | 5/19/2019

… care system that costs $10,000 per person annually, a form of health care that avoids the insurance system — known as direct primary care — is starting to become an alternative option. The American Academy of Family … Health care spending in the U.S. continues to grow. (Source: California Health Care Foundation) More From a patient perspective, “people have insurance, but they’re paying a lot for it,” Goel said. “The average person is …

One Medical

Tech-enabled primary care provider Iora Health lands $126M in series F funding round | FierceHealthcare | 2/11/2020

… investors Cox Enterprises, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors, .406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures. RELATED: One Medical raises $245M in its IPO and stock jumps on first day of trading … the primary care of the future with a tech-enabled direct primary care business model. Read more on …

One Medical is going public: 5 things to know about the primary-care startup - MarketWatch | 1/17/2020

One Medical, a direct primary-care provider, has filed for its initial public offering, trading under the name 1Life Healthcare Inc. The company ONEM, +0.00% operates a care model in which patients pay an annual … healthcare circles with potential to lower costs and improve health. Direct primary care, in particular, is growing in popularity because it seeks to address two of the biggest complaints about traditional primary-care offices in …

Aetna

CVS, Cigna execs tell JPM20 they’re ready for a contentious election year | Healthcare Dive | 1/15/2020

… future of M&A and reflecting on what’s sure to be a politically contentious election year. CVS officials touted the Aetna integration and HealthHUB expansion over the past year as proof the company is on … Merlo has denied in the past any interest in providing direct primary care, the MinuteClinics in the HealthHUBs can address roughly 80% of what a primary care physician can treat, leading some analysts to speculate …

Reduce Healthcare Costs by Cutting Administrative Costs | 11/22/2019

Filed Under: Healthcare News , Insights and Strategy , Medical Tagged With: administrative , concierge medicine , cost , direct primary care , excess spending , health insurance , healthcare , healthcare delivery , healthcare in America , HSA About Craig Hasday Craig is a strategic … leader, who has sat on the national advisory boards of Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna and Anthem; as well as the regional advisory boards of most major carriers. He is currently on the MetLife and GeoBlue national …

Cigna

CVS, Cigna execs tell JPM20 they’re ready for a contentious election year | Healthcare Dive | 1/15/2020

… path to becoming the “most consumer-centric health company” by finding the overlaps between its payer and its retail locations. Cigna also cited partnerships and said bringing pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts into the fold … Merlo has denied in the past any interest in providing direct primary care, the MinuteClinics in the HealthHUBs can address roughly 80% of what a primary care physician can treat, leading some analysts to speculate …

Reduce Healthcare Costs by Cutting Administrative Costs | 11/22/2019

Filed Under: Healthcare News , Insights and Strategy , Medical Tagged With: administrative , concierge medicine , cost , direct primary care , excess spending , health insurance , healthcare , healthcare delivery , healthcare in America , HSA About Craig Hasday Craig is a strategic … has sat on the national advisory boards of Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna and Anthem; as well as the regional advisory boards of most major carriers. He is currently on the MetLife and GeoBlue national advisory boards …

Chris Miller

CommonSpirit Health and Paladina Health to Provide 24/7 Primary Care in a Direct-to-Primary Care Partnership | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

… serving patients in 137 hospitals and 1000+ care sites across 21 states, and Paladina Health , one of the nation’s largest direct primary care providers serving 19 states, have partnered to offer a direct-to-employer … to be chosen as CommonSpirit’s direct primary care partner,” said Chris Miller , CEO of Paladina Health. “We are confident that their market presence, combined with our organization’s proven track record, will be a significant game …

Paladina Health Names Allison Velez as Chief People Officer | PR Newswire | 3/18/2020

DENVER , March 18, Paladina Health, one of the largest healthcare providers of direct primary care services, announced the appointment of Allison Velez as Chief People Officer. Velez has over 20 years of experience in developing … both as a patient care provider and an employer,” said Chris Miller , CEO of Paladina Health. “Her expertise in building scaled HR programs within multiple industries is well suited for a disruptive business model like …

Tony Evers

To the Governor: Wisconsin Bill Would Set Stage to Expand Healthcare Freedom | 2/21/2020

direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors from the onerous requirements and regulations under the state insurance code. The bill also includes provisions defining direct primary care agreements and establishing modest requirements. On Feb. 20, the Senate approved AB26 by a 20-13 vote . The Assembly previously passed the measure by a 61-36 vote . It now goes to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk …

To the Governor: Wisconsin Bill Would Set Stage to Expand Healthcare Freedom | 2/21/2020

direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors from the onerous requirements and regulations under the state insurance code. The bill also includes provisions defining direct primary care agreements and establishing modest requirements. On Feb. 20, the Senate approved AB26 by a 20-13 vote . The Assembly previously passed the measure by a 61-36 vote . It now goes to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk …

Linda Blumberg

Restaurant Owner Drawn To Single-Payer Health Care To Help Employees, Boost Profits : Shots - Health News : NPR | 2/4/2020

… their other options. That approach could “go a long way” toward addressing some of the concerns restaurant owners have, says Linda Blumberg, a health policy fellow at the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank. On … L’Oca d’Oro and subsidizes his employees’ health care with a direct primary care contract and other additional benefits, worries there would still be “so many layers of bureaucracy.” Still, no longer having to deal with …

First Edition: January 14, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 1/14/2020

… Health Care ‘Is Working.’ Is It? “That tweet is so far inconsistent with the direction of their policy push,” said Linda Blumberg, a health policy analyst at the Urban Institute, a think tank. “It’s just … smoking cigarettes — and more recently, by vaping. (Zimmer, 1/13) NPR: Direct Primary Care, More Affordable ‘Concierge’ Medicine, Is Hard To Scale Up Some people pay $200 a month on the golf course or a fancy …

David West

Once A Luxury, Concierge Primary Care Is Becoming More Affordable As Practice Grows In Popularity | Kaiser Health News | 1/14/2020

… Direct Primary Care, More Affordable ‘Concierge’ Medicine, Is Hard To Scale Up Some people pay $200 a month on the golf course or a fancy cable TV package, says David Westbrook, a hospital executive in Kansas City, Mo. His splurge? He pays Dr. John Dunlap $133 a month for what he considers exceptional primary care. “I have the resources to spend a little extra money on my health care to …

Direct Primary Care, More Affordable ‘Concierge’ Medicine, Is Hard To Scale Up : Shots - Health News : NPR | 1/13/2020

Enlarge this image Dr. John Dunlap runs a direct primary care practice in Overland Park, Kan., offering patients direct access to him by phone, and longer appointment times. The model is similar to concierge medicine … the golf course or a fancy cable TV package, says David Westbrook, a hospital executive in Kansas City, Mo. His splurge? He pays Dr. John Dunlap $133 a month for what he considers exceptional primary …

Donald Trump

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 1/14/2020

Experts Debunk Trump’s Claims That He Saved Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage President Donald Trump defended his administration’s efforts to protect health coverage for Americans in response to presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg’s ads, but fact checkers … based care, the health costs of eviction, and more. NPR: Direct Primary Care, More Affordable ‘Concierge’ Medicine, Is Hard To Scale Up Some people pay $200 a month on the golf course or a fancy …

As health insurance rates continue to rise, some turn to a new model for care – Orange County Register | 12/20/2019

… rise, some turn to a new model for care Elevated Health physician Dr. Lucy Pun examines a child at the Direct Primary Care practice. (Courtesy of Elevated Health) By Uncovered California [email protected] PUBLISHED: 52 … has been unclear for some time. But in June, President Donald Trump signed a health care executive order designed to make health care prices more transparent, and it lets patients use their HSA accounts for …

Dora Leon

What is direct primary care? ‘Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco’ | Yahoo News | 10/21/2019

Direct primary care (DPC) has become an intriguing alternative to the pricey system that is American health care . “Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco,” Dr. Jeffrey Gold, a family physician who sees his … and specialty visits.” Dr. Millie Marie Tolentino (R) examines patient Dora Leon at Clinica Sierra Vista’s Central Bakersfield Community Health Center in Bakersfield, California. (Photo: USA-HEALTHCARE/DOCTORS REUTERS/Phil McCarten) More The American Academy …

What is direct primary care? ‘Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco’ | Yahoo News | 10/20/2019

Direct primary care (DPC) has become an intriguing alternative to the pricey system that is American health care . “Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco,” Dr. Jeffrey Gold, a family physician who sees his … and specialty visits.” Dr. Millie Marie Tolentino (R) examines patient Dora Leon at Clinica Sierra Vista’s Central Bakersfield Community Health Center in Bakersfield, California. (Photo: USA-HEALTHCARE/DOCTORS REUTERS/Phil McCarten) More The American Academy …

Jeffrey Gold

What is direct primary care? ‘Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco’ | Yahoo News | 10/21/2019

Direct primary care (DPC) has become an intriguing alternative to the pricey system that is American health care . “Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco,” Dr. Jeffrey Gold, a family physician who sees his patients through DPC, told Yahoo Finance. “With Netflix, you pay a monthly fee to have streaming movies and TV shows — maybe there’s a month you watch five, maybe there’s a month you watch zero, but …

What is direct primary care? ‘Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco’ | Yahoo News | 10/20/2019

Direct primary care (DPC) has become an intriguing alternative to the pricey system that is American health care . “Think of a combination of Netflix and Costco,” Dr. Jeffrey Gold, a family physician who sees his patients through DPC, told Yahoo Finance. “With Netflix, you pay a monthly fee to have streaming movies and TV shows — maybe there’s a month you watch five, maybe there’s a month you watch zero, but …

Steven Lant

What is direct primary care? An alternative form of health care avoids insurance altogether | Yahoo News | 5/19/2019

… care system that costs $10,000 per person annually, a form of health care that avoids the insurance system — known as direct primary care — is starting to become an alternative option. The American Academy of Family … involved. The center was started by anesthesiologists Keith Smith and Steven Lantier. After years practicing medicine, they felt growing “frustration” with the health care system. “We both started despising what was going on financially with …

What is direct primary care? An alternative form of health care avoids insurance altogether | Yahoo News | 5/19/2019

… care system that costs $10,000 per person annually, a form of health care that avoids the insurance system — known as direct primary care — is starting to become an alternative option. The American Academy of Family … involved. The center was started by anesthesiologists Keith Smith and Steven Lantier. After years practicing medicine, they felt growing “frustration” with the health care system. “We both started despising what was going on financially with …

Jennifer Smith

Some Kansas City-area patients ditch fee-for-service doctors | Philly Tribune | 4/27/2019

… went into effect, doctor visits were still too costly for him to get the care he needed. After learning about direct primary care from a friend, Hobart signed up immediately. “It’s really like a blessing … industry’s red tape. After paying off her medical-school loans, Jennifer Smith was ready to quit practicing medicine because she had grown so fed up with insurance companies who prioritized patient volume over patient care …

Some Kansas City-Area Patients Ditch Fee-For-Service Doctors | U.S. News & World Report | 4/26/2019

Missouri News Some Kansas City-Area Patients Ditch Fee-For-Service Doctors The Midwest Direct Primary Care Alliance is helping some Kansas City-area patients ditch fee-for-service doctors for private practices offering membership … industry’s red tape. After paying off her medical-school loans, Jennifer Smith was ready to quit practicing medicine because she had grown so fed up with insurance companies who prioritized patient volume over patient care …

Washington, District of Columbia

Washington Healthcare Update - June 2020 #4 | 6/30/2020

… 620” frameborder=”1” style=”border: 2px solid ccc; overflow-x:hidden !important; overflow:hidden;” scrolling=”auto” /iframe This week in Washington: Trump administration again attempts to overturn ACA in Supreme Court, House considers legislation to … Home Infusion Therapy Benefit IRS: Payments to Health Sharing Ministries, Direct Primary Care Deductible Courts DOJ Again Asks Supreme Court to Rule ACA Unconstitutional Federal Judge Rules CMS Can Move Forward with Hospital Price Disclosure …

e-News for Tax Professionals 2020-24 | 6/12/2020

… York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Back to top Issue Number: 2020-24 Inside This Issue COVID … investors and businesses affected by COVID-19 Proposed regulations address direct primary care arrangements and health care sharing ministry memberships June 18 Webinar: Foreign Payments Practice: Qualified Intermediary Certification Review Process Reminder: Business payment P.O …

State of Kentucky

Baptist Health partners with Kentucky Association of Manufacturers on COVID-19 testing solutions | 7/1/2020

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has chosen Baptist Health as its partner and resource for the COVID-19 testing required for businesses to reopen. Baptist Health is offering screening, testing and monitoring services for … those firms – through its strategic alliance with BluMine Health, a Direct Primary Care provider in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. BluMine Health supports employer-sponsored health and wellness initiatives by providing direct primary care to mid …

Baptist Health partners with KAM on COVID-19 testing solutions | 6/30/2020

… screening, testing and monitoring services for COVID-19 directly to employers such as those associated with KAM. Since 1911, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has served as the leading advocate for the manufacturing industry … those firms – through its strategic alliance with BluMine Health, a Direct Primary Care provider in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. BluMine Health supports employer-sponsored health and wellness initiatives by providing direct primary care to mid …

State of Maryland

Patient Writes … “My Doctor often tells his Patients a joke if they’ve been waiting too long. It softens the tension, makes him more likable.” | 6/26/2020

… Medicine Doctors in their office environments. And, it is how Doctors in these care delivery environments such as some in Direct Primary Care (DPC), Retail Healthcare, VPV (Virtual Private Visits) welcome, inform, and serve every … and need to get in to see a doctor.” ~G.B., Maryland, Feb. 2019 “Unable to get appointments in a timely manner.” ~A.J., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 2019 “My Doctor Asks Me Less Than 5 Questions, I …

Op/Ed: “Remarkable experiences get our [Patient] attention.” | 6/23/2020

… Medicine Doctors in their office environments. And, it is how Doctors in these care delivery environments such as some in Direct Primary Care (DPC), Retail Healthcare, VPV (Virtual Private Visits) welcome, inform, and serve every … and need to get in to see a doctor.” ~G.B., Maryland, Feb. 2019 “Unable to get appointments in a timely manner.” ~A.J., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 2019 “My Doctor Asks Me Less Than 5 Questions, I …