If we succeed, instead of healthcare being this cold uncertain thing, it will be a highly transparent, free market, high value system that will have more impact in individuals than almost anything else.
Up to now, physicians who are moving into Direct Primary Care are practicing one of two ways: either launching an independent DPC practice or being hired on as an employed physician in a larger DPC-like clinic system.
The direct model of care has made significant progress improving the health and wellness of individuals. However, not all direct care models are created equal nor do they have equal outcomes.
Freedom Healthworks, Assured Partners and Health Rosetta organized a first of its kind employer forum in Indianapolis on May 9. The event exposed the benefits industry practices and tactics that are driving uncontrolled costs.
In the U.S., people demand transparency of most industries when it comes to buying goods or services and understanding how much it’s going to cost. With healthcare, however, the system is really hard for consumers to understand and they struggle with it.
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.