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In the College’s 2015 position statement, ACP defines a direct patient contracting practice (DPCP) as any practice that directly contracts with patients to pay out-of-pocket for some or all of the services provided by the practice, in lieu of or in addition to traditional insurance arrangements, and/or charges an administrative fee to patients, sometimes called a retainer or concierge fee, often in return for a promise of more personalized and accessible care.
Direct patient contracting encompasses a number of different models and terms including concierge, boutique, cash-only, retainer, and direct primary care or specialty care practices.
Assessing the Patient Care Implications of “Concierge” and Other Direct Patient Contracting Practices: A Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians
An assessment of how direct patient contracting affects access, cost, quality, and other considerations; ethical principles that should apply to all practice types; and policies to mitigate any adverse effect on underserved patients.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a form of direct patient contracting that focuses specifically on a billing and payment arrangement between a patient and clinician for primary care services. Typically these relationships involve monthly fees and/or payments for primary care visits services. Third-party payers (i.e., traditional health insurance plans) are typically not a part of the payments or billing under DPC. As a supplement to the DPC services, patients often have either a high-deductible health plan or a health savings account (pre-tax account for health care needs) that can be used to cover medical needs outside of the DPC relationship.