The Direct Primary Care model is a practice and payment model where patients/consumers pay their physician or practice directly in the form of periodic payments for a defined set of primary care services. Under Direct Primary Care, practices typically charge patients a flat monthly or annual fee, under terms of a contract, in exchange for access to a broad range of primary care and medical administrative services.1
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the Primary Cares Initiative, including Primary Care First and Direct Contracting Payment Models.2
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1 American Academy of Family Physicians. Direct Primary Care. Available at: https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/direct-primary.html
2 Department of Health and Human Services. HHS To Deliver Value-Based Transformation in Primary Care. Available at: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/hhs-news-hhs-deliver-value-based-transformation-primary-care.