Healthcare Consumerism Challenges Primary Care Business Models

With healthcare consumerism and value-based purchasing on the rise, primary care practices are turning to retail clinics, concierge and direct medicine, and home-based care.

By  Jacqueline Belliveau, Editor,

April 06, 2017 – Primary care providers are facing significant and oftentimes conflicting challenges in response to two major healthcare trends: value-based purchasing implementation and the rise of healthcare consumerism, a recent Journal of Internal Medicine article stated. In the article, UPMC Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer William H. Shrank, MD, explained that many primary care practices are transforming their business models to respond to value-based purchasing models.



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