Seventy to eighty percent of health care needs are resolved at the primary level – doctor to patient in the Direct Primary Care practice model.
The perceived Achilles Heel of Direct Primary Care is the need for specialists in more difficult health issues. Wrap around insurance is there to fill the gap but we are seeing rates go up, as the service is declining.
HIP Nation is the DPC solution for the specialist needs that is working out an innovative health care model around Atlanta. Seven locations are serving the area with three more opening in the fall.
Host Hal Scherz, M.D. explains how the free market can even work to reduce costs for intractable problems in specialist care.