Trump Administration Considers Making Fee-Based Doctors More Affordable for Seniors


The Trump administration is considering making fee-based primary care options like MDVIP more affordable for seniors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this year put a call out to healthcare providers, asking how the U.S. government could help Medicare patients cover some of the cost for fee-based practices. The help could come in the form of a stipend, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

In the CNBC report, Bret Jorgenson, CEO of MDVIP, said the company is watching the development. “We save Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars a year by avoiding things like ER visits, hospitalizations, re-admissions to hospitals. So the elements of a more direct-provider contracting model certainly works and works well,” said Jorgenson. “It will have a positive effect on our business.”