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POLICY: Docs See Direct Pay Model Making Progress in D.C.

THE DIRECT PRIMARY CARE JOURNAL

By Physicians News Network

DPC Coalition Steering Committee at a fly-in and policy summit where we shared the good news with Congress and the Administration about how Direct Primary Care is changing health care across the country. DPC Coalition Steering Committee at a fly-in and policy summit where we shared the good news with Congress and the Administration about how Direct Primary Care is changing health care across the country.

JULY 10, 2014 – Two Los Angeles and Orange County direct primary care physicians said that recent meetings of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Direct Pay Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., are encouraging signs of an increased interest among politicians and organized medicine in the direct pay model.

Dr. Thomas LaGrelius and Dr. Marcy Zwelling, who are also on the board of the American College of Private Physicians (ACPP), told PNN that after years of lobbying efforts, there is hope that the direct pay primary care model — or concierge medicine, as it is commonly referred to — will be included with…

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