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Weekly Rounds: Independent physicians in 2020, DPC practice locations, care management

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This week, we will review the primary care shortage, look at an independent physician’s guide to 2020, discover how to choose a DPC practice location, and get more info on the benefits of care management. 

At Elation Health, we’re committed to strengthening the physician-patient relationship and providing intuitive tools for clinical first care. Part of this commitment includes keeping physicians and staff informed about the latest healthcare news, technology trends, and policy updates that impact their practices and patients.

1-  Explaining the primary care shortage and the importance of primary care– Increases in longevity have raised the average age of the population and the demand for more primary care physicians. The results of a study conducted by AAMC stated that the population is not only increasing but also aging, due to higher quality health care services. Consequently, America is facing the real and serious issue of doctor shortages. Learn more about primary care changes that are crucial for the healthcare industry.

2- Independent physicians guide to 2020– During recent years, both independent physicians and their patients have been confronted with changes in policies and regulations which will continue into 2020. These changes will affect the cost of healthcare services, reimbursement, billing policies, among other things. Read on to find out more about the changes independent physicians are facing in 2020.

3- What to consider when finding a DPC practice location– The success of your DPC practice is based on the location of a practice, its physical appearance and the amount of time staff can devote to start the new practice. Whether you are starting or expanding your DPC practice,  location and interior design are the centralized manifestations of your brand. Also, time management to handle both office space and paperwork are crucial to your success. Read on to find out more about DPC practice locations.

4- Worksite clinics increase among large employers–  According to the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC), the number of employers with more than 5,000 employees, which prefer to have onsite or near-site healthcare services for their staff and their family members, continues to increase.  Not only are these services more accessible, but they also provide a medical home for employees who formerly did not have a primary care provider. Learn more about worksite clinics and their increased popularity.

5- What are the benefits of care management?–  Care management can contribute to reducing health care costs, increased efficiency, and quality of health care services, especially for dealing with patients with chronic or complex medical conditions. As a result of improving coordination among the patient, the patient’s family, and providers, care quality can only improve. Read on to find out more about the benefits of the care management model.