Tag:direct primary care

  • BCBSNC partners with companies to open clinics for Medicaid patients

    North Carolina’s largest insurer has brokered an agreement with three national health care companies to open intensive primary care clinics this year in areas lacking services. “When patients with multiple health issues have access to intensive primary care, we know they’re more satisfied, and we know…

  • Health Freedom Despite Obamacare

    The following editorial appeared in the April 2016 print edition of Carolina Journal: As Dan Way reported recently at CarolinaJournal.com, any celebrations for the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, were muted. With health care spending growing at its fastest rate since 2007, Obamacare has made…

  • Concierge Practice Gives Doc More Time With Patients

    Dr. Octavian Belcea thinks of himself as a medical throwback, the friendly family doctor who practices old-fashioned, comprehensive treatment of his patients and their families. He’s doing so using advanced medical technology in the state’s first-of-its-kind hybrid “concierge” Wakefield Family Medicine practice in north Raleigh. Just over a month ago…

  • Direct Primary Care Could Cover State Workers, Medicaid

    RALEIGH — A growing health care alternative in North Carolina that shuns insurance for services provided by physicians at a set price could be incorporated into the state’s insurance program for government employees, along with Medicaid — the federal/state health insurance plan for the poor, aged, and disabled.