Dr. Bill Cassidy, a Republican representative from Louisiana, made his case for passage of a bill he co-sponsored that would create pilot medical home projects for Medicare and Medicaid dual-eligible patients, reimbursing providers for primary care at a flat monthly rate.
Lawmaker doc urges passage of direct-care bill
"We need a system that leads to greater access for patients and lower costs," Cassidy said in a news release on the bill, which relies on an approach known as direct primary care. "The Direct Medicare and Dual-eligible Care Act, or Direct M.D. Care Act, accomplishes this," he said of the bill, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.).
Direct primary care has received previous attention this year from members of Congress.
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