What is (Direct Primary Care?)

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Direct primary care, sometimes described as concierge care for the masses, is still a relative newcomer to the health system. But despite its currently small footprint, several political and insurance trends appear to be shifting to the model’s advantage.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee.  No fee-for-service payments.  No third party billing.  The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider.  Patients have extraordinary access to a physician of their choice, often for as little as $70 per month, and physicians are accountable first and foremost their patients.  DPC is embraced by health policymakers on the left and right and creates happy patients and happy doctors all over the country!

Better Health Outcomes
Patients achieve superior health outcomes with Direct Primary Care’s innovative service delivery. DPCs provide better access to physicians, empower an authentic therapeutic relationship, and comprehensive patient care.

Lower Costs
Affordable, transparent costs based on a periodic overall flat rate (i.e. membership or subscription). Patients pay for their care directly to the physician. No third parties or Fee for Service billing (“FFS”) to inflate costs. Most DPC memberships/subscriptions cost less than the average cell phone bill.

Enhanced Patient Experience
Patients receive unrestrictive access to their healthcare provider, report little to no wait time, and longer appointments (in person, virtually, or phone). In turn, creating a real therapeutic relationship between patient and provider.

The Washington Hospitality Association has experts ready to talk with you about Direct Primary Care benefits, and how they can be added to your benefit grids.

The Hospitality Industry Health Insurance Trust (HIHIT) offers extremely competitive options built to service the hospitality industry.  Standalone products can be packaged to fit your company’s unique needs.

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