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Direct Pay Medical Care: It’s Back to Basics

 

Direct Pay Medical Care: It’s Back to Basics

by Joel Strom, Concierge Medicine Today, June 24, 2013

direct-payIt was not that long ago, as late as the 1960’s in fact, when third party payers – insurance companies and the government – did not play such a large role in the American health care system. In those days, a majority of patients paid their doctors directly for primary health services while relying on other vehicles to pay for more extensive and expensive care. Many physicians strongly believe that direct pay care provided more efficient, more available, better and cheaper care than is usually available today.

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