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Door to doctor's office In 2020, DPC membership increased 21%, at a time when fee-for-service primary care visits dropped 10%, due in part to the COVID pandemic.

A new report on direct primary care (DPC) shows the model of providing employer-sponsored care grew dramatically between 2017 and 2021. Other data from the report showed that both employers and providers seem to be more comfortable with the model, which allows employers to contract directly with providers, rather than leaving contracts to insurance carriers.

The report was issued by Hint Health, a company that offers membership management, billing, and infrastructure for DPC systems and membership-based providers. Hint Health officials noted that their solution is seen as an alternative to traditional fee-for-service health care, which dominates the primary care options for many employer-based plans.

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