Category: Direct Primary Care

2019 Recap and Beyond in “DPC”

Direct Primary Care (DPC) continues to grow at a blistering pace. Over the past four years we have seen DPC mature from 273 clinics to 1,195 (DPC Mapper). While KPI Ninja’s own journey into DPC started in 2017, 2019 was by far the best year yet. Some of the most exciting happenings in our DPC…
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Why We Need Data in Direct Primary Care

As the healthcare system continues to evolve at a crawling pace, patients, providers, employers and others continue to seek alternatives. No alternative has grown at the rate of Direct Primary Care (DPC); from 273 clinics in 2015 to 1,187 as of November 2019. Only 2 states remain without a DPC clinic. My home state of…
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CMS’ Primary Care First Update

After much anticipation, CMS has released more information about the Primary Care First payment models. It is a positive sign that CMS is committed to strengthening primary care by partnering with practices and payers through such an aggressive performance-based payment model (see our first blog on this program here). The latest update provides more details…
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DPC Model: Maintaining Your Membership Base

Factors Impacting Member Retention Looking at thousands of lives across numerous DPC practices… KPI Ninja identified an average churn rate (inverse of retention rate) of 18.3%.In this study we look at the factors impacting these outcomes and how to evaluate and use data insights to maintain and/or make improvements to provide the value-based care you…
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Paving Deeper Paths to Patient-Centered Primary Care

The idea of improvement or transformation always begins with the end in mind; a refocus on the broad objective of the system. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a strategy, “Primary Care Initiatives”, that will refocus our healthcare system on patient-centered services by aligning payment models to outcomes. This is one…
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