Over the past several decades, healthcare has been dominated by third-party payers, distorting the healthcare market. Direct care models are a growing phenomenon which bypass insurers and give patients more freedom to make healthcare decisions.

Key points:

  • Direct care models are a growing innovation bypassing third-party payers and giving patients more choice and price transparency.
  • Direct primary care gives patients more access to their primary care provider than traditional providers with lower out-of-pocket costs.
  • Direct primary care can be a valuable supplement for Medicaid beneficiaries who have trouble getting necessary care.