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Why Doctors Should Consider Switching to Direct Primary Care Models...

So much has been written about how direct primary care has confronted many challenges with a large number of primary care doctors saying they’re set to leave medical practice if they could. Doctors who are willing to move to a DPC model will find a lot of benefits that will make the switch worthy of consideration. Doctors will have more time with their patients and spend less time in insurance payment hassle. Malpractice premiums will be reduced by 50% and doctors will have more take home pay.   Clipped from: www.kevinmd.com (share this clip)   In his interesting article written for KevinMD.com, Avado CEO and author David Chase wrote: I predict in under two years that the primary...

Why Doctors Should Consider Switching to Direct Primary Care Models
posted on: Jul 19, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

How 2 Hardly Noticed Provisions of Obamacare Can Have Serious Effect on Health Insurers...

Author and health care consultant David Chase, in an article written for KevinMD.com, wrote that there are two underplayed components of Obamacare that offer incredible cost savings and can give a black eye to health insurers.     Two portions of the Health legislation have received little attention yet will have a huge effect on bending the cost curve: 1. Medical Loss Ratio (MLR); 2. Direct Primary Care (aka “Medical Homes”). MLR requires that insurance companies spend at least 80 to 85 percent of their collected premiums on medical services, while the Direct Primary Care provision will offer an affordable alternative that by-passes insurance companies altogether. Taken together, these two provisions could have a long term effect that...

How 2 Hardly Noticed Provisions of Obamacare Can Have Serious Effect on Health Insurers
posted on: Jul 19, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Health Insurers Worried Over Direct Primary Care Model...

Before there was direct primary care, “concierge” or VIP medicine catered only to the wealthy sector of society, creating a more distinguished level of health care for those who can pay the price. Today, however, many health care providers all over the country are starting to adopt a new version of concierge medicine but this time no longer just for those who can afford. An article posted by Ibanga Umanah on JUMP  cites Qliance as “… a model of primary care that cuts the insurance company out in an effort to simplify the entire health care process.”   Clipped from: www.jumpassociates.com (share this clip)   Below is an excerpt from the article : The thing is, Qliance’s is...

Health Insurers Worried Over Direct Primary Care Model
posted on: Jul 17, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

CalPERS Looks at Junking Its Healthcare Plans...

With its $7-billion annual medical bill going up by nearly 10% next year, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) looks at junking healthcare plans. With CalPERS being the third largest purchaser of health insurance in the country, California’s big insurers aren’t too happy about it. In an article written for Forbes.com, author Dave Chase quoted a news excerpt from LATimes.com. “The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is preparing to rebid its health insurance business this fall for 1.3 million members, and two of its current plans, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, are likely to face intense competition as the giant pension fund considers its options. Perhaps the boldest move under consideration for 2014 would...

CalPERS Looks at Junking Its Healthcare Plans
posted on: Jul 11, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Direct Primary Care Can Lower Health Care Costs by 40% or More...

One of two provisions of Obamacare that goes hardly noticed deals with Direct Primary Care Medical Homes or DPC. This provision can have a long-term effect that can wreak heavy damage to the traditional health insurance business and, at the same time, create new opportunities for health care providers in the country. In an article written by Dave Chase for Forbes.com entitled Health Insurance’s $4.4 Billion Bunker Buster – Part I, he mentions that Obamacare allows the Direct Primary Care model to compete with state-based insurance exchanges. Dave Chase is the CEO of Avado.com and former Accenture Senior Consultant before establishing Microsoft’s Health platform business. Dave Chase writes: “The second is allowing flat-fee primary care practices, also referred...

Direct Primary Care Can Lower Health Care Costs by 40% or More
posted on: Jul 4, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

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