What is Direct Care?
Direct Care is changing healthcare from every angle – from an insurance perspective, from a physician’s perspective and from a patient’s perspective. This business model is allowing doctors across the country just like you to break free from regulations that tie them to endless paperwork and convoluted codes. No more rushing from one exam room to the next trying to keep up with the impossible standards you’re forced to set for yourself. No more researching a patient’s chart right before their appointment – or worse, during their appointment because you just don’t have the time.
As you learn about Direct Care and all it offers, imagine a different lifestyle. Imagine spending no less than 30 minutes with each patient. Imagine a laid back conversation taking place between you and your patient, one that builds trust. Imagine being able to do research between patient appointments, make phone calls and care about the details like you always wanted to.
The Direct Care model takes out all the red tape and gives you back something so much more important. Your time.
The introductory chapter of the Direct Care Curriculum gives you an overview of the many features and benefits Direct Care offers, which we’ll dive deeper into throughout the content.
We’ll talk about what you can offer your patients, how to market your Direct Care clinic, how to handle clinic billing, how to run your own in-house pharmacy – and everything in between.
When you’re finished with this material, our goal is that you have everything you need to successfully make your move to Direct Care with confidence. We’ve made this curriculum available to you at absolutely no cost – that’s how passionate we are about propelling the Direct Care movement forward. Rising tides raise all ships, and your success will help make waves in healthcare’s future.
What’s it Like Being a Direct Care Physician?
A Direct Care doctor deals with patients one-on-one, from both treatment and billing perspectives. As a Direct Care physician, you’ll see fewer patients so you can spend more time with each one – whenever the patient needs it. In your spare time, you’ll take action to better your practice – and those actions won’t involve piles of paperwork. Traditional primary care physicians have to jump through a lot of hoops set by insurance companies. As a Direct Care doctor, you’ll spend more time doing what you signed up for in the first place – providing fantastic quality healthcare.
Imagine this. Run your practice your way and get back to the reason you enrolled in med school. Prescribe medications right from your in-house pharmacy. Bill your patients directly – without ever going near a third party or ICD-anything. Correspond with your patients via Twitter direct messages, text messages, email, or even Skype. It’s not too good to be true – this can be your practice. There’s even EMR software to make it thrive.
What’s it Like Being a Direct Care Patient?
As the patient of a Direct Care medical practice, you’ll enjoy things like 24/7 accessibility to your doctor, house calls, wholesale prescriptions costs, extended visits, same-day scheduling and more. When you sign up with a Direct Care clinic, you’re also eliminating the insurance middleman – and saving money. A monthly membership fee allows you to only pay for the services you need when you need them. You don’t have to get rid of your health insurance all together, but by finding a plan that complements your Direct Care membership, you can save more than the cost of your membership when all’s said and done. Several Direct Care clinics will work with you to find that happy medium – in fact, some of them even have insurance representatives on-hand to help specifically in that area.
It’s like having a doctor in the family – one you can call at any hour of the day or night. Correspond with them using modern technology like text, Twitter, Skype, email, or the traditional phone call if you prefer. Spend as much time with your doctor as you’d like – and ask all the questions that come to mind. Your Direct Care physician’s primary concern is you! And that’s the way it should be.
The Direct Care Movement is Growing
As the Direct Care healthcare model takes off around the country, there’s a lot to learn and even more to take advantage of. But one thing’s for sure. Everyone – physicians, patients and insurance companies – are getting what they want: better quality healthcare.
It’s important to cover every nook and cranny so you make the move to Direct Care in the smartest way possible. That’s why we kick off this material discussing why you’re considering making this move, and whether or not it’s the right fit for you. So read on to learn what it really means to cut out the middleman! NextNext