The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPCJ) released a statement confirming the first Direct Primary Care Conference hosted by the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC). On October 11th – 12th, 2013, the FMEC is hosting an inaugural gathering of physicians, investors, policymakers and anyone else involved in this game-changing healthcare model. The inaugural event will take place in St. Louis, MO at the St. Louis Airport Marriott and Meeting Center. Physicians, purchasers, payers, researchers, investors, suppliers, policymakers, the media and interested parties are invited to attend.
According to the press release, the DPC summit will include plenary presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions addressing the following and more:
- Defining Direct Primary Care
- How-to implement the DPC business model
- How-to transition successfully from a traditional managed care or insurance-reliant practice to a DPC business model
- The market demographics for DPC
- The regulatory challenges faced by DPC
- The potential healthcare system impact of DPC
You can read the complete press release here. It includes statements from CMT editor Michael Tetreault, CEOs of MedLion and Qliance, and other top names in the DPC movement. And, if you’re interested in attending, you can RSVP here.