Direct primary care (DPC) is a throwback to an earlier time, where physicians abandon reliance on insurance in favor of a direct payment agreement with their physician. They may not be traveling to patients' homes, black bag in hand, but those embracing this approach are finding that, at least in part, it offers a welcome return to the medical practice of earlier times.
DPC practices are improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee. No fee-for-service payments. No third party billing. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider.
Patients have extraordinary access to a physician of their choice, often for as little as $70 per month, and physicians are accountable first and foremost their patients. Direct Primary Care is embraced by health policymakers on the left and right and creates happy patients and happy doctors all over the country!
Patients achieve superior health outcomes with Direct Primary Care's innovative service delivery. DPCs provide better access to physicians, empower an authentic therapeutic relationship, and comprehensive patient care.
Affordable, transparent costs based on a periodic overall flat rate (i.e. membership or subscription). Patients pay for their care directly to the physician. No third parties or Fee for Service billing ("FFS") to inflate costs. Most DPC memberships/subscriptions cost less than the average cell phone bill.
Enhanced Patient Experience
Patients receive unrestrictive access to their healthcare provider, report little to no wait time, and longer appointments (in person, virtually, or phone). In turn, creating a real therapeutic relationship between patient and provider
Check out this great video as an example of how Direct Primary Care is just a better way!
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