Category Archives: Direct Care Practice

More doctors abandoning insurance system, going ‘cash-only’

Being a self-pay patient, either uninsured or with a high deductible health insurance policy, can be a challenge on many levels. For most people who only need to be able to find a doctor to take care of routine primary … Continue reading

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Tips on saving money when paying for health care

A few weeks ago I ran across an article in Woman’s Day titled ‘22 Ways to Save on Health Care’ that I thought would be helpful to self-pay patients, including not only those who are uninsured but also anybody with … Continue reading

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Deal of a lifetime offered by direct primary care practice in Kansas

Obamacare’s exchanges weren’t the only thing in the health care world opening earlier this week on October 1. Little noticed in all the media circus was a direct primary care practice in Lawrence, Kansas with a deal for self-pay patients … Continue reading

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Cash-only doctors provide quality, affordable healthcare for self-pay patients

I’ve mentioned a few times in past blog posts that cash-only medical practices can be a great option for both the uninsured and insured with a high deductible patient, and specifically discussed the benefits of what are called direct primary care … Continue reading

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Electronic health records mandate and self-pay patients

A reader of The Self-Pay Patient asked whether, as a self-pay patient, their private medical records would be available to the government or insurance companies as a result of the electronic health records mandate contained in Obamacare. I’ve looked around a little and … Continue reading

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Direct primary care an option for self-pay patients

The AARP reported earlier this week on a growing trend among doctors opting out of insurance contracts and simply accepting cash payment for services. Known as direct primary care, this trend is a tremendous boon to self-pay patients. The Doctor … Continue reading

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