In CMS
Apr 23rd, 2019
Beginning January 2020, primary care practitioners may qualify to participate in one of five new payment model options that focus on supporting care for patients who have chronic conditions and serious illnesses. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Primary Care Initiative is a new set of payment models that will provide primary care ...
A Seattle company looks to make primary care as easy as buying something off of Amazon.com. 98point6 is a Seattle start-up brain child of Rob Schwietzer who scaled Amazon Prime from thousands to millions and CEO Robbie Cape from Microsoft.  98point6 is focusing on “Direct Primary Care,” which involves charging the patient a subscription fee ...
Jan. 1, 2017, primary care practices and payers across 14 regions in the United States embarked on a five-year plan to change the face of primary care. The goal of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) medical home model is to empower primary care practitioners to deliver high quality, patient-centered care. Building Primary Care Success ...
In Billing
Aug 8th, 2016
For over three years, Primary Care Physician Robert Lamberts, MD, has not taken insurance payment from government or private carriers. Instead, he runs a direct primary care (DPC) practice, which charges patients a flat, monthly rate of $35-65 (depending on the patient’s age). The rate includes all care, and the practice charges no co-pays. You ...
The United States could learn from the Cuban healthcare system. Last December, President Barrack Obama announced that it was time — after 50 years of complex policy and politics — to restore diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba. Whatever the pros and cons of this decision, I believe the two countries have a lot to learn ...