As the General Assembly debates the merits of direct care arrangements, here are some resources for those who want more information on this subject:
Direct Primary Care (DPC) Puts Patients Back in the Driver’s Seat
Empowering the relationship between doctors and patients is the key to achieving superior health outcomes, lower costs and an enhanced patient experience. DPC fosters this relationship by focusing on five key tenets:
How “DPC” Works:
By having a direct care arrangement with a provider, patients can lower costs to themselves and their families by 1/10th the price of normal treatments and visits.
Source: Beacon Center of Tennessee
Dr. Josh Umbehr, the founder of Atlas MD in Wichita, Kansas, discusses direct primary care on this panel discussion from our 2014 Legislative Forum.
Dr. Lee Gross of the Docs4Patient Care Foundation discusses how direct primary care gave his clients a better option and likely saved his primary care practice near Sarasota, Florida at a 2014 Luncheon Briefing.
I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation. For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work. As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature. We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us. To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)