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…

People Don’t Take Their Pills

Only One Thing Seems to Help… Cheaper Medications High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does. This is one of the many reasons here at OneMD Direct we are thrilled to offer our patients wholesale cost for their medications. Any way we can help our patients stay healthy are moves in the…

10 Reasons to join a DPC practice like OneMD Direct

Improved health- through greater access & communication with your health care team Time saving- virtually no wait at the office for your appointment and virtual visits at your fingertips without visiting the office Cost containment- membership fees are fixed and additional lab & imaging studies are steeply discounted Personal relationship with your physician & health care team- who…

Shopping for medical costs

Few Americans with high-deductible health plans negotiate prices, study shows SALT LAKE CITY — As the number of Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans has jumped significantly in recent years, most enrollees have not adapted their consumer habits to control out-of-pocket costs, according to a new study out of the University of Utah. “I think…

What can Direct Primary Care do for Employers

Direct Primary Care can be extremely beneficial for individual patients for a variety of reasons.  About half of Americans get their health insurance through their employer. As you know, health care costs for employers have skyrocketed and continue to increase with recent estimates showing that family plans cost employers as much as $18,000, with some estimates…

Primary Care: Our First Line of Defense

Imagine if the only place you could bring your child when she develops a fever or an ear infection, or needs a checkup or a refill for her asthma inhaler, was to a hospital emergency room. Or imagine you have multiple medical problems—diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, say—yet don’t have a regular doctor…

Direct Primary Care Works with Medicare

A common question from our patients in their 60s and up is, “How could your practice at One MD Direct actually make sense with my medicare?”  It is a smart question.  It’s important to understand how medicare works when you have a doctor, like Dr. Suji, who does not bill medicare (aka a doctor who…

What if Car Insurance was like Health Insurance?

A letter from my insurance company, Blue Wheeled, brings terrible news. They rejected my claim, saying I didn’t receive pre-authorization for a long road-trip. I call them, pressing button after button through their robotic call system in a desperate attempt to speak with a human. When I finally reach a person, she’s not qualified to…

Combine insurance with DPC

The news is out. BCBS will be increasing their rates 22.9%  This is less than last year’s increase of 24.3% but the dollars are still flying out while the quality of care keeps declining. http://blog.bcbsnc.com/…/premiums-rise-2018-affordable-car…/ We are recommending people look at their insurance plans and go to a higher deductible plan and become members of OneMD…