If you’re a family physician interested in starting your own direct primary care practice, you probably have a lot of questions. We asked Jason Rutz, partnerships and outreach director at Freedom Healthworks to explain the direct primary care model, what launching a new practice entails, and what kind of doctor makes a good candidate for switching to DPC.
A physician who follows the direct primary care model operates differently than a traditional family doctor, and educating patients about those differences becomes paramount to building a successful DPC practice.
Like the employer-sponsored plans overwhelmingly utilized by large companies, association plans are largely exempt from the “one-size-fits-all”.
In response to President Trump’s order last fall, the Department of Labor issued final rules making it easier for unrelated small businesses to join together to achieve the size and scale necessary to form “association health plans.”