An Innovative Alternative

Direct Primary Care: An Innovative Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance   W‌ith new concerns over the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)[1] on access to care and continued frustration with third-party reimbursement, innovative care models such as direct primary care may help to provide a satisfying alternative for doctors and patients. Doctors paid directly rather…

Get insurers out

Get insurers out of doctor-patient relationship BY DR. MOLLY RUTHERFORD January 19, 2018 04:19 PM Updated January 22, 2018 06:08 AM Patrick T. Padgett, executive vice president of the Kentucky Medical Association, made several valid points in his commentary, “Patients shouldn’t have to pay for Anthem’s poor business decisions.” Another way to say this is, “Patients and…

Mythbusting: Direct Primary Care

When people hear the words “Direct Primary Care”, there are certain things they might think of. They might not know exactly what Direct Primary Care is and think of a regular primary care doctor, they might think it aligns with the more expensive concierge medicine, or they might think their doctor won’t be reachable. Amоng…