Direct Primary Care & the Quest to Reform American Healthcare
CEO, Qliance Medical Management, Inc., Seattle
Founding member, Direct Primary Care Coalition
Dr. Bliss is committed to putting patients first & creating business models that make that possible.
Primary care in the US is at a crossroads. Historically undervalued by the system, yet critically important to its success, primary care, and family physicians in particular as the largest group of primary care providers in the country, have struggled to find ways to transform our practices and the care delivery structure.
As the system grows in cost without an equivalent increase in quality, the public is becoming more and more critical of the healthcare system and demanding greater performance and accountability. This is the moment when family physicians must be prepared to step forward with new, fundamentally different proposals that will restructure the care delivery system and put primary care in the rightful position as the quarterback of care.
One model that shows great promise for realigning incentives, making practice enjoyable and financially stable again, and giving patients the care they want and need, is the direct practice model. Qliance, the direct practice pioneer, has demonstrated that this model is not only feasible and scalable, it also offers great promise for dramatically decreasing healthcare costs while at the same time increasing quality and satisfaction. Qliance patients utilize many fewer advanced care resources and experience better health outcomes than the average population, through barrier-free, comprehensive, unlimited access to primary care and care coordination services.
Come listen to Dr. Bliss explore the history, design, and outcomes of the direct practice model and proposals for how it can drive transformation of the healthcare system as a whole through partnerships with individuals, employers, unions, and public payers.