DPC 2017 Resources
Direct Primary Care Conference 2017
Summary: This conference trains physicians to start or expand a direct primary care practice (DPC) that is based on the private patient to doctor relationship. Through recurring payments (monthly, quarterly, or annually), patients “contract” directly with their doctor for care for a low fixed fee.
By unshackling physicians from paperwork, bureaucracy, and reimbursements, DPC cuts out the middleman to free the doctor’s clinical judgment and create pricing all can afford.
Panel 02 Free Market Medical Association – Q&A
DPC 2017 – Featured Speaker Grace-Marie Turner
DPC 2017 Track 02b – DPC Movement, Regulatory Challenges, and Growth Strategies
Veteran DPC practitioners field questions in this panel discussion on the next steps to growth for established practices.
DPC 2017 – Track 02a – Established Practices
Experienced physicians in a panel discussion on taking the Direct Primary Care practice model to the next level for practices just past the start up stage.
Drs Lisa Davidson, Jeffrey Gold, and Nicholas Tomsen open the panel with their story in the DPC practice model before opening the session to question and answer.
Seasoned DPC practitioners share experiences, successes, failures, and wisdom in the effort to spread the practice model to all economic and social classes.
DPC 2017 – General Session – Case Studies in DPC Startup
DPC 2017 – Track 01 – Start Up Basics
Doctors with thriving DPC practices built from scratch walk attendees through the steps of building a practice from the ground up. Dr. Delicia Haynes of Family First Health Center, Daytona Beach, FL, Dr. Jennifer Harader of Oasis Family Medicine, Topeka, KS, and Vance Lassey of Holton Direct Care, Holton, KS all share their stories and advice in short presentations with an extended panel question & answer period.
DPC 2017 – Track 01a – Legal Challenges for the startup DPC Practice
Phil Eskew, D.O., J.D., MBA is becoming legendary in the scope of his service to the DPC movement. A lawyer and DPC practitioner, Dr. Eskew digs deep into the details of legal contracts, patient relations, marketing pitfalls, and general dos & don’t in forming a practice.
DPC 2017 Panel 02 – Free Market Medical Association – Q&A
The Question & Answer session for Panel 02 covered a wide range of issues delving into the practical application of working with plans and the caution against the slippery slope of engaging plans that evolve into very third party payer systems DPC doctors are fleeing from.
DPC 2017 Panel 02 – Jay Kempton – Working with Plans
Jay Kempton from the Free Market Medical Association digs into the details of plans with employers, the tax advantages, and benefits for both sides of the relationship – employers & DPC providers.
DPC 2017 Panel 02 – Chris Markford – Free Market in Health Care
Chris Markford, CASC kicked off the second panel of the 2017 Direct Primary Care Conference unpacking the principles that undergird the practice model.
His lecture, entitled “Free Market in Health Care”, explained the basics of how to position a DPC practice and the fundamentals of understanding the role of the free market in health care.
DPC 2017 Panel 02 – Lee Gross, M.D. – Breaking the Cost Curve
Luncheon Keynote – DPC: The Hero’s Journey
His narrative, DPC: The Hero’s Journey, was part autobiography, part data, part philosophical reflection and all challenge for doctor’s to step up and be the salvation of primary care for both doctors and patients.
While available in MP3 for podcast download on the go, consider watching the video streaming online with the integrated powerpoint overlay to capture the nuance of this animated talk (that flirts with a PG-13 rating).
After the video, visit authenticmedicine.com to stay abreast of the work, news, and reflections of one of the firebrands of Direct Primary Care.
Update on Legislative and Policy Landscape – Jay Keese
Jay Keese, Principle, Capitol Advocates, Washington, D.C. – capitoladvocacygroup.com
With over three decades of experience as a public policy professional, Jay’s career has focused largely on healthcare issues and advocacy campaigns. He works closely with providers, patient groups, employers, insurers, health IT firms and states on critical healthcare delivery and payment reforms.
Jay manages several major healthcare coalitions focused largely on innovations in payment and delivery reforms. He worked extensively on delivery system reforms in the Affordable Care Act, including a provision allowing primary care medical homes to participate in healthcare exchanges with qualified health plans.
Legal issues, contracting issues, compliance 2017 – Phil Eskew
VP of Clinical Development & General Counsel, Proactive MD – dpcfrontier.com
Dr. Eskew is a family physician and attorney that practices in the Direct Primary Care setting. He founded DPC Frontier in Feb 2015, joined ProactiveMD in Feb 2016 and is the company’s VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel. He completed his family medicine residency at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pennsylvania in June 2015 and was honored with the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Family Medicine.
His research has been published in the Journal of Legal Medicine, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Family Practice Management, and the West Virginia Medical Journal. Dr. Eskew has advised state and federal legislators about DPC legislation and is the general counsel of the Direct Primary Care Coalition where he also serves as a member of the steering committee.
Direct Primary Care 2017 – Panel 3 Legal
Jay Keese & Phil Eskew, D.O., J.D., MBA.
Moderated by Hal Scherz, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S., Secretary of the National Board of Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation
Historic Perspective – How We Got Here – Dr. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O.
Detailing the appeal and growth of DPC. How we got here.
Raising the Bar in DPC Entrepeneurship – Dr. Julie K. Gunther, M.D.
Working through challenges
Defining the Winning Formula – Dr. Josh Umbehr, M.D.
Implement value and understand why practices succeed.
Can DPC Save Money? – Dr. Chad Savage, M.D.
Dr. Chad Savage presents as point by point analysis of the third party payer model versus DPC. In his comedic style, the data comes alive as the shocking realities leap off the screen. Ending the cost drivers in the insurance model is not only good for doctors, but life changing for patients.
The Big Picture Q&A
All the doctors from Panel 01 field questions from the physician audience about direct primary care. The wide ranging discussion is always a favorite for getting to the nuts and bolts of starting and maintaining a DPC practice.
DPC 2017 – Keynote Speaker – Herman Cain
In a DPC practice, you are opting out of the insurance and government systems and you will join the rising tide of thousands of doctors resurrecting their calling to care.
These doctors are embracing a practice model that ends the endless data entry and gives you the time to know your patients, listen, reflect, and deliver quality care – all within a business model that generates revenue commensurate with the years you invested in your training to become a physician
The Direct Primary Care Conference – Nuts and Bolts to 2.0 is doctor to doctor training covering the spectrum of need in developing a practice – from start up to strategies to expanding your patient panel and profitability in an existing practice.
The Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, supported by the Florida Medical Association, offers an intensive two day CME (continuing medical education) course free of charge thanks to a generous grant from the non-profit Physicians Foundation.
This training is provided for free because we are certain this practice model is a key part of the solution to the American difficulties in delivering actual care at up-front, affordable pricing for virtually everyone. 70%-80% of all health care issues can be resolved at the primary level in family practices. This is how we rebuild the front lines of American medicine and resurrect the joy in being a doctor.
This second Direct Primary Care conference will train you on the basics of how DPC works, the nuts and bolts of setting up a practice, and allow you to personally engage with physicians already in established practices.
Sample panels from our Agenda
● Detail the appeal and growth of DPC. How we got here.
● Implement value and define the winning formula
● Discuss legal issues, contracting issues, compliance
● Discuss overcoming challenges and advanced marketing strategies
● Analyze successful and failed practices.
Our speakers come from varying population demographics ranging from rural communities to dense urban centers with varying practice sizes giving you access to mentors that will understand the obstacles you face and offer advice long after the conference is over.
Our prior DPC conference gave birth to a family of physicians sharing their innovations, failures, and lessons learned along the way. The enthusiasm for this practice model is infectious as attendees realize they can opt out of the system and be a full time doctor with colleagues cheering them on along the way.