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August 19, 2016
Accessible Personal Quality Health Care in Kentucky

Accessible, Personal, Quality Care

It dawned on me today that in all of our blog articles, we never really pointed folks back to our website to learn more about the practice. Direct primary care (DPC) is a revolutionary idea to break free from the traditional clinic model and move back to the days when care was more personal and cost was more predictable. It centers around this core theme: DPC (for routine healthcare) + insurance (for catastrophic care) = better care + savings Please take a moment to explore our website. And if you know anyone who is also looking to break free from the rat race of insurance driven primary care, please point them our way too. 😉 Home
August 5, 2016
Saving Money with Direct Primary Care

Why Direct Primary Care (DPC) Actually Saves Money

It might seem difficult to believe that paying for medical care directly, instead of through insurance, actually saves money. Most people dismiss the idea once they hear “no insurance.” They think since they have insurance, this model doesn’t make sense for them. But medicine still follows this basic economic principle: the more middlemen you add to a transaction, the more that transaction costs. On a practical level, saving money through DPC translates to finding a trusted provider to handle your routine and preventative health, then tailoring your insurance coverage needs for the mid and high-dollar costs. (When comparing plans, it’s important to pay close attention to the deductible and out-of-pocket max.) Here are some examples: 43-year-old single adult male KY public school teacher Gold Plan costs $114/mo with a $2500 deductible (OOP max $2500) Monthly cost = $114 + copays High deductible plan $14/mo w/ a $2500 deductible (OOP max […]
June 20, 2016
Affordable Prescriptions and Labratory tests in Kentucky

The Truth on Labs and Medications

Healthcare and Insurance costs are astronomical and everyone knows it. The sad truth is that no one has really done anything about it. The Affordable Care act has only caused insurance premiums to double and that is expected to happen again by 2017. There are several factors that affect these costs, but I only want to discuss labs and medications today. Even if you’re a healthy adult and do not take any medications you should have routine labs checked at least once a year. Some insurance policies will cover these labs, while most will require some percentage to be paid. If something happens and you need just one extended work up, your lab costs can range anywhere from fifty to thousands of dollars in the current model. If you have insurance it may cover a portion of it, but that is usually only after you’ve met your deductible. Our health […]
June 3, 2016
Small Business Needs Direct Primary Care

Small Businesses Save Time and Money with DPC

Escalating insurance costs are strangling business owners. It is especially true for small businesses that want to provide care for all their employees. Businesses have dealt with this growing problem in many ways: hiring freezes, downsizing, cutting benefits, switching to high-deductible plans or turning employees into independent contractors. Many employers have to think out of the box in order to retain their valued employees. That is where Direct Primary Care (DPC) comes in. On both large and small scales DPC practices like Access Med are helping companies provide concierge quality primary and urgent care for $50/employee/mo. 182655048 The benefits to the company are real and tangible: A happier, healthier workforce- studies show that practices that spend more time with patients have better outcomes Fewer missed sick days- DPC patients are 75% less likely to be hospitalized each year First call for work-related injuries- minor injuries like lacerations and back strains […]