Direct Primary Care puts physicians and patients in charge of healthcare decisions by removing insurance from the doctor-patient relationship.Dr. Rob Lamberts explains why he switched to DPC
Offer the medical services and patient experience that match your hippocratic values.
Free yourself from the vicious cycle of long hours and absurd requirements imposed by your FFS overlords.
Smaller panels ensure you have plenty of time for yourself and your patients.
Make high-quality primary care accessible for the uninsured and under-insured members of your community.
The two most common implementations of the DPC model are "Pure" and "Hybrid." Pure DPCs do not bill insurance for any patients. Hybrid practices have a mix of DPC and fee-for-service patients.
Popular with new practices.
+Total freedom from fee-for-service
+More rewarding doctor-patient relationships
+Maximize time with patients
+Keep panel sizes small
+Lower labor costs
+Simplified clinical and administrative workflows
—Simplified clinical and administrative workflows
—Expect a drop in revenue if converting from FFS
—Requires an investment to grow memberships
Popular when converting from fee-for-service.
+Little impact to short-term revenue
+Keep all your patients as you slowly convert to DPC
+Allows more time to fully transition to DPC
—Higher clinical and administrative overhead costs
—Need to maintain two billing systems
—Still dealing with insurance companies
—Can water down the DPC patient experience
Frequently Asked Questions
(American College of Physicians, 2019)
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