ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.
Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.
This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.
This self-sustaining practice provides concierge care and indigent care in equal amounts. Here's how it works.
Spurning health plan contracts enabled this practice to dramatically reduce overhead and fees while improving access for the uninsured.
Turning away third-party payers and requiring payment at the time of service restored this family physician's practice.
A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.
This physician is expanding his cash-only practice to keep up with demand.
The cash-only model involves some risk, but it can also bring many rewards.
Feb 2006 Issue
First-Party Payers: Should You Cut Out the Middle Plan? [From the Editor]
How much of the world can you set right simply by asking your patients to pay for their care?