D is for Distortion: Medicare Part D’s $2 Billion Problem — 46brooklyn Research

Overall, we estimate that of the $1.08 billion in total Part D spend on this drug, only $434 million was for the drug – the remaining $648 million went to the supply chain. 2016 PART D SPENDING ON ARIPIPRAZOLE NADAC Ing. Cost ($434M) Markup ($648M) — Read on http://www.46brooklyn.com/research/2019/3/20/d-is-for-distortion

Covenant now offers cash prices for some advanced imaging for most patients

Covenant Health recently announced that they will be offering a simple, cash based price for advanced imaging at their Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center.  This was my go to facility while in insurance based medicine.  They've always been easy to work with and the reports have been good.  So I'm very happy that another imaging … Continue reading Covenant now offers cash prices for some advanced imaging for most patients

Senator Alexander Advocates for DPC

Senator Alexander discusses DPC on the Senate floor as a means to improve healthcare access and affordability

Make HRAs and HSAs DPC-compatible

It is past time for the IRS to allow patients to use HRAs and HSAs for Direct Primary Care.

Buying Health Insurance? The Outlook Is Brighter

As you navigate new low-cost choices, weigh the risks. — Read on http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C000-S002-buying-health-insurance-the-outlook-is-brighter.html

Pre-existing is non-existent with Trinity Direct Primary Care

Trinity Direct Primary Care takes care of you. Pre-existing conditions are not a hinderance to care for us. Providing healthcare is our mission so we don't charge more for patients with diabetes or hypertension. We don't charge more if you smoke or have a family history of major illnesses. We just take care of you. … Continue reading Pre-existing is non-existent with Trinity Direct Primary Care

DPC is growing with all generations

This morning I enrolled my 500th patient to the Direct Primary Care program.  I'm thrilled to have crossed this milestone.  It has been a rich blessing to meet new patients every week who participate with us in a vision for better healthcare.  I've met and cared for patients from all walks of life, from all … Continue reading DPC is growing with all generations

Small businesses benefit from big solutions with Trinity Direct Primary Care

I'm a big fan of small businesses.  As a small business owner myself, I go to work everyday with the understanding that I'm working to benefit my community, my staff, and my family.  If I lose sight of these responsibilities, then everyone will suffer. Trinity Direct Primary Care offers other small business owners an option … Continue reading Small businesses benefit from big solutions with Trinity Direct Primary Care

I hate it when patients get ripped off

As so many of us are aware, the cost of healthcare, basic primary care, is skyrocketing.  Patients are at the mercy of the industry pricing and they rarely know the cost before deciding to seek care.  Many times the charged price is 10 times as much as the negotiated rate set by insurance companies and … Continue reading I hate it when patients get ripped off

Can’t Afford Health Insurance? Americans Rig Their Own Safety Net – Bloomberg

Consumers frustrated by high costs are bypassing the bureaucracy with patchwork plans. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-22/priced-out-of-health-insurance-americans-rig-their-own-safety-nets