Heads up to family physicians eager to learn more about the direct primary care (DPC) practice model: The 2015 Direct Primary Care Summit(www.dpcsummit.org) is coming to Kansas City, Mo., July 10-12.
The innovative DPC model, in which physicians charge patients a flat monthly or annual fee in exchange for a broad range of health care services, continues to gain support from family physicians around the country.
The agenda for this all-in DPC weekend features general sessions led by seasoned pros: physicians immersed in direct primary care and legal experts trained to guide physicians around regulatory and legal potholes.
Attendees will also get a healthy dose of networking with like-minded colleagues who are looking for an alternative to fee-for-service health care.
Physicians will come away with foundational knowledge about the DPC model and how it's faring in today's heath care environment. They'll also hear from colleagues who've "been there and done that" on how to start a new DPC practice or transition from a traditional practice to this innovative patient-centered model.
Advocacy for the DPC model will also be a part of the weekend. Learn how to engage other health care professionals in the community, and take home tips on how to pique the interest of business leaders and health plans that also have a vested interest in keeping people healthy.
Register before June 12 to earn the $100 early-bird discount; registration increases to $350 after that date.
The live 2015 DPC Summit is approved for 11.75 AAFP Prescribed credits; CME credit is pending from the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education.
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