10 Employee Benefits Predictions for 2016

Posted by Samir Qamar on 12/17/15 11:00 AM

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Healthcare is in flux. From affordable benefits like Direct Primary Care (DPC) to the rollout of Employer Mandates, American businesses nationwide are viewing an entirely new healthcare landscape. The following list summarizes some of the benefits trends expected to affect employers and employees in 2016:

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Topics: Direct Primary Care, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Employers, Doctors, Healthcare, Healthcare Consumers

5 Reasons Why Telemedicine Works with Direct Primary Care

Posted by Samir Qamar on 12/10/15 11:00 AM

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Telemedicine is a growing trend. With a focus on cost, convenience, and access, this $30 billion industry is appealing to those who don’t have to visit their doctor for every single thing. Refills, lab orders and results, even minor conditions can be taken care of during telemedicine appointments.

Unfortunately, telemedicine is often shunned at insurance-centric doctors’ offices because insurance companies typically don’t pay doctors for telemedicine visits – a reason why you can’t get your doctor on the phone. In Direct Primary Care practices, however, telemedicine is not only routine, but encouraged for the sake of patient convenience. The following article cites five reasons why telemedicine works with Direct Primary Care (DPC):

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Topics: Direct Primary Care, Employers, Doctors, Healthcare, Doctor Visits

8 Reasons Why Primary Care Physicians Should Join a DPC Network

Posted by Samir Qamar on 10/16/15 11:00 AM

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is primary care’s newest practice model, and perhaps one of the fastest-growing. Doctors flocking to this new healthcare system have the support of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Affordable Care Act, laws in at least a dozen states, and physician pioneers who tirelessly search for a better system of care.

Not to be confused with “concierge medicine”, Direct Primary Care offers numerous benefits for physicians – no coding, no claims, less paperwork, more income, and more time with patients. The model works by providing high-access primary care for a low monthly fee, rendering insurance unnecessary for primary care.

Although the number of individual doctors attempting to start their own DPC practices is steadily growing, many others are joining established DPC networks. This article discusses the top reasons why primary care physicians should consider joining an established DPC network instead of going solo.

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Topics: Direct Primary Care, Doctors, Healthcare

Top 5 Reasons Why Employee Experience is Better in Direct Primary Care

Posted by Samir Qamar on 9/24/15 11:00 AM

Many employers across the nation are offering Direct Primary Care programs to employees as part of their healthcare benefits. Following are the top reasons why employee experience is significantly and noticeably different in the Direct Primary Care model. There are also strong reasons why employers should care about Direct Primary Care.

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Topics: Direct Primary Care, Brokers, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Employers, Doctors, Healthcare, Healthcare Consumers

Why I Started MedLion Direct Primary Care

Posted by Samir Qamar on 9/3/15 11:00 AM

Every year or two, my family would move to another country as I grew up the son of a United Nations diplomat. Wondering why I had to keep making new friends, one day I asked my father why we always traveled. He told me he had the ability to help people in one town, or a hundred towns. When asked which was better, the answer was obvious, and it was a lesson I never forgot.

It was that purpose – “helping people in a hundred towns” – that made me create MedLion Direct Primary Care, a new healthcare model designed to help people everywhere.

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Topics: Direct Primary Care, Brokers, Health Insurance, Employers, Doctors, Healthcare, Healthcare Consumers