Direct Primary Care (DPC) has been widely praised by both doctors and patients for being one of the best ways to deliver both the most beneficial as well as the most affordable healthcare in the country. The model is typically built as a subscription service which eliminates insurance-based primary care altogether. Instead, patients (or their employer) pay a monthly fee - typically averaging around $70 - for full access to their primary physician whenever needed, as well as wholesale prices on drugs and lab work. One of the challenges for doctors, however, in adopting such a new and innovative model is how to rapidly secure a large enough patient base to overcome the economic hurdles when eliminating insurance reimbursements. San Francisco-based startup Hint Health, a pioneer in workflow automation for Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians has published an article with excellent suggestions on how doctors can partner with local employers to exponentially boost their patient roster.
Popular Viral Article Puts the Problems of the United States’
Current Health Insurance System into Clear Perspective
San Francisco-based startup Hint Health, a pioneer in workflow automation for Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians, has put the current problems of the U.S. health insurance into clear and amusing perspective with a popular blog post which has gone viral entitled, “What if Car Insurance Was Like Health Insurance?” It’s the story of how one simple incident – a blown tire leading to a crumpled bumper – turns into a morass of expenses and an absurd web of “specialists” and mandatory diagnostic testing. The story begins with the simple phrase that anyone frustrated with their health insurance knows all too well: “A letter from my insurance company, Blue Wheeled, brings terrible news. They rejected my claim, saying I didn’t receive pre-authorization for a long road-trip.”
San Francisco-based startup Hint Health, a pioneer in workflow automation for Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians, has released a comprehensive report on operational trends within the growing Direct Primary Care industry. Hint’s 2017 Direct Primary Care Trends Report offers insightful, ground-level data on all aspects of the DPC industry including nationwide growth trends, pricing trends, payment trends and key demographic information.