Roadmap to Direct Care
The complexities of contracting with insurers have tremendously increased healthcare costs for patients and placed more demands on physicians in recent years. This direct care payment model has helped strengthen the relationship between patients and physicians in many communities, allowing physicians more control over their patient panel sizes, practice staffing, and care delivery. The session serves to help physicians gain an understanding of this direct care model and learn about the process of launching or transitioning to a practice of this type.
This program is designed to be beneficial for physicians in the specialty-areas of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology, dermatology, allergy/immunology, psychiatry, and rheumatology.
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
• Define the concept of direct care
• Discuss advantages and challenges of the direct care model
• Compare and contrast direct care with current payment model utilized in the U.S. healthcare system
• Provide an overview of the steps required to transition and existing practice, or launch a new practice, in the direct care model
7:00 am to 7:30 am Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
7:30 am to 8:00 am Welcome and Overview of the Direct Care Model Kirsten Lin, MD
8:00 am to 8:30 am Implementing Value-Added Services and
Creating a Niche - Lela Dougherty, MD
8:30 am to 8:45 am Building Blocks to Success: A Practice Startup
Checklist - Kirsten Lin, MD
8:45 am to 9:00 am Key Factors For a Successful Transition –
Joel Warshaw, MD
9:00 am to 9:30 am What it Takes to Become a Small Business
Owner: Funding and Managing Your Practice –
Sam Urick, DO
9:30 am to 9:45 am Break and Visit With Exhibitors
9:45 am to 10:15 am Direct Specialty Care – A Fee-for-Service
Model - Ashley Kittridge, DO
10:15 am to 10:45 am Hybrid and Concierge Models
Joel Warshaw, MD; David MacIsaac, DO
10:45 am to 11:15 am ‘Restoring the American Dream’
Direct Care as an Employee Benefit
Lela Dougherty, MD
11:15 am to 11:45 am Marketing a Direct Care Practice
Sam Urick, DO
11:45 am to Noon Moderated Q&A - Kirsten Lin, MD
Kirsten Lin, MD Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Lela Dougherty, MD Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Ashley Kittridge, DO Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Board Certified in Dermatology.
David MacIsaac, DO Family Medicine, Wexford, PA.
Sam Urick, DO Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Joel Warshaw, MD Internal Medicine, Bethel Park, PA
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Joel Warshaw, MD Other: Owner of Med Chart, LLC (Electronic Medical Records)
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Direct Care Physicians. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 4.25 Attendance