Category: Policy

NEWS: Should Certification for Retainer Medicine be mandated? Oregon and Wash. have laws on the books.

You can contact consumer advocates at the (OREGON) Department of Consumer and Business Services at (888) 977-4894,, or” Starting Jan. 1, 2012, primary care physicians that provide services directly to patients for a set fee (such as a monthly retainer), must register with the Department of […]

CALIFORNIA: New Provider Directory Accuracy Law (SB 137) requires plans to ensure that physician directories are accurate and up-to-date AND Removes the Doctor if No Claim(s) Filed After 3 Mos.

The new requirements underscore the importance of ensuring that practice demographic information, including whether or not the practice is accepting new patients, is up-to-date with contracted payers and any changes to practice demographics are communicated to the plan/insurer in a timely manner. (For more specifics about the provider […]

Policy Diagnosis: Direct Primary Care Helps Patients, Doctors, and the Health Care System

By Michael Hamilton ( is The Heartland Institute’s research fellow for health care issues and managing editor of Health Care News. APRIL 6, 2016 Editor’s Note: Fifteen U.S. states have active laws respecting patients and physicians who enter private agreements under a payment model called direct primary care. To help educate […]

Direct Primary Care (DPC) 2016 Legislative Happenings Overview (Part 1 of 2): Interview with DPC Coalition & DPC Journal’s Editor

By The DPC Journal, Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief Run Time: 35:06 (April 2016) Listen in as Jay Keese and Michael Tetreault Discuss a Variety of the The Federal and Statewide Efforts Happening Across The U.S. To Clarify Private Pay Healthcare Language. We talked about Virginia; Florida; Insurance Commissioners; Washington […]

Inova VIP 360° primary care concierge and executive health services practice helps GovCon leaders to optimize their health to optimize their productivity

By Ben Wicker on March 29, 2016 In March members of WashingtonExec’s 11 result-oriented networking Councils came together for its bi-monthly GovCon Executive Happy Hour at Maggiano’s in Tysons Corner, sponsored by Inova VIP 360°. The Concierge Medicine Program is Northern Virginia’s premier service of its kind, offering personalized care and near-immediate access […]