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Direct Primary Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 13, 2020 - Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance companies and offering a direct-pay or cash-only approach to primary care services. This topic collection highlights several practices that have had success with variations of this model. Some physicians are breaking ties with insurance ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=90

Direct Primary Care (DPC)

The AAFP supports a physician's choice to provide health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the DPC practice setting.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/physician-payment/dpc.html

Direct Primary Care

Family physicians can learn about the direct primary care (DPC) model, which provides a meaningful alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care.html

DPC Toolkit

The AAFP DPC Toolkit is designed to help family physicians evaluate and plan for their conversion or start a direct primary care practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/toolkit.html

Considering direct primary care? Here are five tips to get started

Interest in DPC was growing even before the pandemic took a chunk out of fee-for-service revenues. If you’re among those interested in the model, here are five tips for making the switch.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/dpc_online_resources.html

Direct Primary Care

Read the AAFP's policy statement on direct primary care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-primary-care.html

AAFP Direct Primary Care Toolkit: DPC Overview

Direct primary care (DPC) is a payment model that has grown, in large part, from the discipline of family medicine. The model is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. This activity provides an overview of the direct primary care model and key characteristics of the model.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-overview.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

In Defense of Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p12.html

Direct Primary Care Regulatory and Legal Impacts Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model is an attractive option for family physicians who want to practice comprehensive, patient-centered family medicine. However, there are several significant regulatory and legal requirements you need to be aware of when practicing in a DPC model.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-regulatory-legal-impacts.html

Direct Primary Care Business Planning Toolkit

A well-written business plan for family physicians' direct primary care (DPC) practice is one of the most important steps to position a new family medicine business for success. This course helps family physicians determine the initial steps to establish and launch a new DPC practice.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-business-planning.html

Direct Primary Care Toolkit Starter Pack

Family physicians can use this direct primary care (DPC) toolkit starter pack to learn how to set up their new practice for success.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-starter-pack.html

Direct Primary Care Marketing and Patient Engagement Toolkit

The direct primary care (DPC) model has significant benefits for both the family physician and the patient. It is important to effectively and clearly explain the value you are providing. Having an effective marketing strategy will be a key to your success.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/direct-primary-care/dpc-toolkit-marketing-patient-engagement.html

Considering DPC? These resources can help

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/dpc_resources.html

Direct Primary Care Was the Change She Needed

DPC Summit speaker Jennifer Harader says changing to direct primary care increased her scope of practice, improved her work-life balance and saved her career.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210706fdf-harader.html

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that "makes sense" in direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.html

Academy Praises Bill Lowering Direct Primary Care Barrier

The Academy recently applauded legislation that would revise the federal tax code to allow health savings account funds to be applied to direct primary care fees.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190826pceact.html

DPC Was His Solution for Affordable, Full-scope Care

Nicholas Tomsen, M.D., was determined to use the full scope of his training, including obstetrics. He's doing it all in direct primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200629fdf-tomsen.html

DPC Doc Shares Vision in State Leadership Role

Molly Rutherford, M.D., M.P.H., combined addiction medicine and direct primary care in one practice. Now Rutherford, the Kentucky AFP's Board chair, is letting others know her model works.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190923fdf-rutherford.html

DPC and COVID: Looking Back as We Move Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but as we ease back into the pre-pandemic rhythm of working, seeing family and cautiously exploring public spaces, it seems only natural to take a step back and reflect on what the past year and a half have brought us. In this Fresh Perspectives blog ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210722fp-dpccovid.html

House Calls - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - The demand for house calls is increasing because of the aging U.S. population, an increase in patients who are homebound, and the acknowledgment of the value of house calls by the public and health care industry. Literature from current U.S. home-based primary care programs describes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p211.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/dpc/BKG-DPC.pdf

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2020 - Common presenting symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, patients may have a wide range of symptoms representing a spectrum of mild to severe illness. Symptoms in children tend to be milder and may include fever, cough, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/p478.html

End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/p356.html

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