Why Choose DPC?
Why Choose DPC?
Why DPC makes sense:
Traditionally, over 40¢ of every $1 you spend on healthcare goes towards insurance billing and overhead. This means your doctor must work harder and faster, seeing more patients each day, just to make ends meet. As a patient, you experience longer wait times, shorter appointments and higher costs. Instead of dealing with costly third-party overhead, we reinvest that 40¢ into our clinic and into patient services. You experience shorter wait times, longer appointments and lower costs.
We believe traditional insurance should be there when you need it – for serious illness and expensive, unanticipated events. In fact, insurance can interfere with routine primary and preventive care by reducing access to your doctor, shortening office visits and increasing costs. Although we do not bill most insurances, we believe you can enhance your healthcare with a combination of direct primary care and a wrap-around insurance or medical cost-sharing plan. The same goes for patient’s with Medicare. While Medicare is the only insurance we are required to bill for our services, we offer the same personalized care and value for our Medicare patients that we offer all of our Direct Primary Care patients, including working to minimize hurdles wherever possible.
Liberty Bell Family Medicine and a high deductible health insurance plan or medical cost-sharing plan allows you to spend less, but get more. A high deductible insurance plan or medical cost-sharing plan allows you to maintain affordable insurance coverage for major medical problems while ensuring access to primary care for your routine medical needs. At Liberty Bell Family Medicine, we can handle 80-90+% of your routine medical needs. We can also refer you to the same specialists you see now. We can prescribe the same medications you are taking now. We can order the same radiological procedures. Nothing changes except you get more personalized, accessible, comprehensive and affordable care, with less hassle!
Offering a Direct Primary Care membership with your current employee benefits plan provides your employees accessible, quality care while saving you money. If you are considering a change to your employee benefits plan, contact us! Liberty Bell Family Medicine can take care of 80-90+% of the healthcare services you and your employees need, helping both you and them stay healthy and productive.
Here is a study from State of Reform on how a monthly-fee primary care model (Direct Primary Care) saves 20% on claims and increases patient satisfaction!
Take advantage of this opportunity to provide quality care for your employees. Doing so could help you attract and retain new employees. As a business owner, you’re going to love the results: increased productivity, greater job satisfaction, and higher retention. Meanwhile, your employees will appreciate our highly personalized service and unbeatable convenience. Members enjoy great access and comprehensive care, and plans can lower costs while improving member health. No matter the size of your organization, Liberty Bell Family Medicine could be the right choice for your employees and your bottom line. See Direct Primary Care: Evaluating a New Model of Financing and Delivery, authored by the Society of Actuaries.
One study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found that DPC may be a cost-effective alternative to traditional primary care for Medicare beneficiaries, particularly for those with chronic diseases. The study found that DPC patients had lower hospitalization rates and lower overall healthcare costs compared to traditional primary care patients.
While Medicare is the only insurance we are required to bill for our services, we offer the same personalized, quality care and value for our Medicare patients that we provide all our Direct Primary Care patients, including working to minimize hurdles and excess costs wherever possible.
Another study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that DPC can improve access to primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries and lead to improved health outcomes. The study found that DPC patients had fewer emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and better management of chronic diseases compared to traditional primary care patients.
A systematic review published in the Annals of Family Medicine also found that DPC may be a cost-effective alternative to traditional primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries, particularly for those with chronic diseases. The review found that DPC was associated with improved access to primary care, improved patient satisfaction, and improved health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries.
“Direct Primary Care: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Traditional Primary Care for Medicare Beneficiaries” (published in the American Journal of Managed Care)
“Direct Primary Care: A Novel Approach to Improve Access to Primary Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries” (published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
“Direct Primary Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries: A Systematic Review” (published in the Annals of Family Medicine)
Single Office Visit Example
Example Comparison of a Single Office Visit in Insurance Based Primary Care vs Direct Primary Care
Insurance Based Primary Care
Liberty Bell Family Medicine
Individual Annual Primary Care Costs Example
Example Comparison of Individual Annual Primary Care Costs with Gold Level Insurance alone vs Bronze Level Insurance PLUS Direct Primary Care (Based on Washington State Health Benefits Exchange 2023 Plans)
Gold Level Insurance
Bronze Level Insurance + DPC
Family of 4 Annual Primary Care Costs Example
Example Comparison of a Family of 4 Annual Primary Care Costs with Gold Level Insurance alone vs Bronze Level Insurance PLUS Direct Primary Care (Based on Washington State Health Benefits Exchange 2023 Plans)