Direct Primary Care Can Rein in America’s Out-Of-Control Healthcare Costs


By Lee S. Gross
The Washington Examiner, Dec. 6, 2018

A membership-based primary care model, known as “direct primary care,” provides patients with a set number of health care services in exchange for a flat monthly fee. In exchange for that fee, they offer a range of services, often including physical exams, EKG testing, strep and urine testing, blood-thinner monitoring, minor surgical procedures, joint injections, generic drugs, and more. Patients don’t pay a single penny more for these services beyond the cost of their membership fee. When patients need additional tests and services, such as a CT or MRI scan, Epiphany Health has discovered ways to provide these tests at affordable rates, too, by cutting out health insurance companies with third-party partners in the area. Read more…