You really need to rethink why you went into Direct Primary Care. There are so many things you are missing out on. Take, for example, this article entitled Primary Care Faces Existential Threat Over Healthcare Workforce Woes. Here are some of the salient points that will make you nostalgic and wish you could go back:
- About 40 percent of over 700 primary care clinicians recently surveyed by the Larry A. Green Center, Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), and 3rd Conversation worry that primary care won’t exist in five years’ time.
- Meanwhile, about a fifth say they expect to leave primary care within the next three years.
- However, over one in three, or 36 percent, of respondents say they are experiencing hardships, such as feeling constantly lethargic, having trouble finding joy in anything, and/or struggling to maintain clear thinking.
- About 46 percent of clinicians responding to the survey said policy should change how primary care is financed so that the field is not in direct competition with specialty care.
- The same percentage of clinicians also said policy to change how primary care is paid by shifting reimbursement from fee-for-service.
- Over half of clinicians (56 percent) also agreed that policy should protect primary care as a common good and make it available to all regardless of ability to pay.
- “Many of the practices, especially in primary care, have been extremely cash strapped and have been struggling for many years,” Sanjay Doddamani, MD, told RevCycleIntelligence last year
Decrease hope for the future. Lethargy. Sadness. Clamoring for new ways to get paid by insurance companies or the government. Going broke.
All this can be yours if you just go back into the treadmill of industrialized medicine.