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:
The hallmark of DPC is adequate time spent between patient and physician, creating an enduring doctor-patient relationship.
Patients in DPC choose their own personal physician and are reactive partners in their healthcare.
Elimination of Fee-For-Service
: DPC eliminates undesired fee-for-service(FFS) incentives in primary care. These incentives distort healthcare decision-making by…