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Who Will Pay For Proactive Medicine?

Todd Hixon
Todd Hixon

“Proactive Medicine” refers to medical services that focus heavily on engaging patients while they are healthy or early in the disease process, developing strong relationships, and providing early treatment or driving behavior change that prevents or delays serious illness.

Intensive primary care is important because 1) primary care impacts almost 100% of the population and 2) the benefits are big. Jorgensen reports that MDVIP has seen reductions of 80% plus in ER and hospital utilization and in hospital readmissions among a large group of Medicare patients that benefit from MDVIP’s particularly intensive primary care service. 

via Who Will Pay For Proactive Medicine?.

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A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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