Traditional medical practices have had to change their healthcare delivery approach in recent months, given the restrictions and safety guidelines imposed in response to COVID-19. In-person office visits have transitioned to telehealth sessions. Adherence to new Medicare regulations for reimbursement for these services has required adjusting billing codes and practice strategies. During all of these changes, one group of providers has been able to transition more smoothly and more effectively.
Direct primary care (DPC) providers are well-positioned to respond to the necessary changes in healthcare delivery during COVID-19. DPC’s strengths include:
- Virtual office visits
- Financial stability
- Doctor-patient relationship