“They have designed a prototype which requires that physicians re-enroll in Medicare (capture), accept pre-determined payments of $90-120/monthly based on patient age and complexity (control), and entails submission of patient data for payment (capitulation.)” ~CMS Quietly Launches an Offensive Against Direct Primary Care; By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD; The Health Care Blog; http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2018/02/19/cms-quietly-launches-an-offensive-against-direct-primary-care/
By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD
Our healthcare system is self-destructing, a fact made more obvious every single day. A few years ago, a number of brave physicians who were fed up with administrative burden, burnout, and obstacles to providing care for patients started a movement –known as Direct Primary Care (DPC.) This is an innovative practice model where the payment arrangement is directly between a patient and their physician, leaving third parties, such as insurance or government agencies, completely out of the equation.