Transitioning from a traditional practice to direct primary care (DPC) is a major change, but the model is attracting more physicians, in part because it offers relief from the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here are five resources that can help you get started:
• DPC Alliance: The nation’s largest membership organization for DPC physicians, the alliance has a directory of members who could serve as mentors and also offers workshops, member discounts, and a repository of DPC research.
• DPC Summit: The American Academy of Family Physicians teams up with the DPC Alliance, Family Medicine Education Consortium, and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians to host this annual conference, which will be held online-only this year from July 16-18.
• DPC Frontier: Founded by a physician, this website includes regulatory information and updates on legislation relevant to DPC, a map of known DPC practices (useful for gauging how many competitors for members are in your area), and instructions for starting a DPC practice.
• Small Business Administration: If you’re currently employed and considering starting your own practice (DPC or traditional), this government agency has a wealth of information about how to register a corporation.
• WPBeginner: This website offers a step-by-step guide to registering a domain name, which is an essential step in creating a website for your practice.
Read the full FPM article: “Transitioning to Direct Primary Care.”
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