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DPC (Direct Primary Care) for FNP independent practice

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by GcMAF GcMAF (New) New

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What are your thoughts about the DPC model?  Are any FNPs successfully using this model either supervised or in independent practice?  I have heard some very convincingly argue that it is the future, along with other particulars such as tax-free healthcare savings plans and cheap catastrophic insurance across states lines.  What intrigues me about the DPC model is the freedom it brings to the provider: no coding and no limitations on diagnoses or treatments, no worries about getting paid or hiring collections agencies, no worries about rejected reimbursements, quick and straightforward charting.  Heck, an EMR is not even needed further saving money for the provider and avoiding privacy issues for the patient.  And, most important, the middle man is removed, and the patient/provider relationship is restored as it was originally intended with no conflicts of interest that many times seem to not only betray our patients but also the provider's conscience.  Will an FNP make more money using the DPC model?  That is a concern I have.  But, I'm not sure if it really matters if the reward is the above-mentioned benefits.

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Skeptic specializes in Skepticism, Anti Quackery.

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I also wonder about an NP in DPC, and how that would work. I am starting an ACNP program soon, but would be willing to switch to FNP if I could work in a DPC model.

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP.

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Are we talking no Insurance subscription Models?

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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I have seen some jobs advertised for NPs to work in a DPC facility.

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