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What does direct care mean?
Direct care is a newer model of medical care delivery, outside of the health insurance constraints. DPC ( or direct patient care) has derived from a model that has been around for years, direct primary care (also known as DPC), a membership based type of primary care pratice.
In DPC, patients can see their doctors regardless of their coverage status.
Most patients with private health insurance plans can also get reimbursed by their health plan for their visits (at least in part).
Since I do not participate in any insurance plans, I am considered "out of network" provider for all insurance carriers. I can provide you with the documents and tools that will make the reimbursement claim process easy (see the resources page)
Can I use my MEDICARE or MEDICAID benefits?
At this time I am not able to see patients enrolled in either MEDICARE or MEDICAID due to current regulations and restrictions.
How will I pay for the visits?
You will be required to enter a credit card information in the Elation patient portal, which is the electronic medical records I work with. Your card will be charged at the end of each visit.
How soon can I get an appointment?
If you are a new patient, you will have a screening call to make sure I am the right doctor for your needs. Then we can schedule a face to face visit within a few days. Subsequent visits can be scheduled in person or virtually.
Will you send a report to my doctor(s) after the visit?
I will send a detailed report to the physicians you have chosen to receive your records. This will typically occur within 2 business days.
Will my insurance cover my visit?
Since I do not participate in any health plans, I am an "out of network" provider. If your health plan offers coverage for "out of network" services, you should be able to be reimbursed for some of the cost of the consultation with me, depending on your plan provisions. I recommend using Reimbursify.com to help you successfully submit your claims.
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