General Questions 

 

What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?


Direct Primary Care is an innovative approach to health care that encompasses all aspects of Family Medicine utilizing a cost-effective monthly membership fee.




Do you take insurance?


No, we do not bill your insurance; but, insurance can still be utilized to obtain medications, labs, and/or diagnostic imaging. However, Hampton Medical DPC has negotiated wholesale pricing for the above items and those savings are passed directly to our members! This model is very similar to a Sam’s Club Membership; we buy in bulk and pass the savings onto our patients.




Do I need to become a member to use your services?


Yes, our practice is dedicated to a limited amount of patients. This model allows us to get to know each of our patients on a personal basis. Our practice is capped at ~ 700 patients; unlike the 2500 patients a traditional family doctor has to manage.




How can the DPC model actually save me money?


Briefly stated, we offer wholesale pricing on generic medications through our in-house pharmacy. We also offer discounted labs that can be conveniently drawn at our office if you prefer. Savings can be up to 80% the majority of the time! Remember, there are unlimited visits and no copays at Hampton DPC! In addition, this model blends perfectly with a high deductible plan as we can take care of up to 80% of all your healthcare needs. Switching to a high deductible plan can lower your monthly premium and that alone can cover the cost of your monthly membership fee




This model seems very interesting but can I meet with the physician and discuss how this model can personally benefit me?


Great, we love to meet new people. Just call our office or schedule a free 30 minute consultation online. Dr. Hampton would be glad to answer all of your questions in person. Be sure to bring your monthly healthcare costs (medications included) and any questions you have for the Doctor.




Where is your office located?


We are conveniently located inside Rizzo & Wiegering Chiropractic Office at 502 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602. Our hours vary depending on provider availability. Please check our website or FaceBook page for updated hours. We are always available by phone (814.215.9494)




Can patients with chronic medical conditions benefit from the DPC model?


Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension are managed more effectively through better coordinated, longitudinal, preventive primary care such as that provided by direct primary care practices.




I do not have any chronic conditions and I do not require routine medical care. How could I benefit from your practice?


That is a great question and we have many answers for you. Apart from saving you time going to the doctor, we can also focus on lifestyle changes. Preventative health care allows us to find issues before they develop into problems. This is much easier when you develop a long-standing relationship with your physician. In addition, there is a significant amount of information in the digital world when it comes to health and wellness. Dr. Hampton is well versed in all the current trends and topics; he loves to educate his patients and assist them in navigating through all the information. Accordingly, if something comes up whether at home or traveling then we are just a phone call away. Our model is also designed to promote wellness as opposed to only treating disease.




Is there a long term commitment with your practice?


Simply put, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your services here at Hampton Medical then you can cancel your membership. However, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.




I have a family and we already have insurance. Are there any advantages for us in your model?


Absolutely! We love to take care of entire families and we offer a discounted rate to do so. Aside from saving you money, we take pride in saving you time. Sick visits are much easier in the DPC model. We might even be able to take care of your problem right over the phone with the use of technology (i.e video conferencing, camera phones,texts). This added convenience can be very beneficial in today’s busy world.




Is Direct Primary Care the same as Concierge Medicine?


No, although some individuals use these terms interchangeably, these two models have distinct differences. Simply put, DPC allows all individuals to benefit from this model. Whether you are a blue collar worker or a professional; our pricing reflects the desire to help all individuals, including the uninsured. In addition, Direct Primary Care permits the Physician to pass on wholesale medication and discounted lab pricing to patients! Concierge type practices are unable to sell wholesale medications and lab services. Direct Primary Care is able to do this because we don’t take insurance.





 

Membership Questions

How do I register?


To register, click here.




What is included in registration?


Registration includes: One vehicle registration Two tickets to The Great Car Show Two tickets to The National WWI Museum and Memorial (Expires 7/19/21)




What can I bring?


-Chairs -Coolers -Sunscreen -Umbrellas -Wheel chocks -Drinks/Snacks -Pets on a leash -Fire extinguisher -10 X 10 tent (please wait until all vehicles next to you are parked before setting up)




What is not allowed at the event?


-Grilling -Outside alcohol -Disruptive behavior -Unsafe/Illegal driving -Any kind of open flame -Burnouts (coming or leaving the events) Event staff reserve the right to ask you to leave should any rules or laws be violated.




Is there a rain date?


This is a rain or shine event.




I have more questions.


Please call us at 913-322-4227.




Is there entertainment/activity areas?


In accordance with the guidlines outlined by Kansas City, MO, we are eliminating any areas where group gatherings are encouraged.




Are there restrooms?


Restrooms are available near both entrances of the car show event field (north and south). Restrooms are also available inside The National WWI Museum and Memorial.




I can't make it anymore, what are my options?


If you can no longer attend the show, you can transfer your registration to another individual. Since this is a fundraising event for The National WWI Museum and Museum and the Kansas City Automotive Musuem, refunds will not be given. Please call us at 913-322-4227 to transfer your registration.




I am bringing a different car, is that okay?


Your vehicle registration guarantees your spot on the field regardless of the vehicle you have registered. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual, please call us at 913-322-4227.




Will there be food or drinks for purchase?


There will be food and beverage options available for purchase.




Will there be vendors?


Yes. We encourage you to visit our sponsor/vendor booths.




How much is registration?


Registration is $25.




Are there group or car club discounts?


There are no discounts available this year.




Why aren't there goody bags this year?


Unfortunatley, due to logistics affected by the shutdown, there will be no goody bags this year.




It looks like it could be hot, will there be shade?


In accordance with the guidlines outlined by Kansas City, MO, we are eliminating any areas where group gatherings are encouraged.




Are you selling t-shirts?


Unfortunately, due to logistics affected by the shutdown, there will be no t-shirt sales this year.




Are there activities for kids?


In accordance with the guidlines outlined by Kansas City, MO, we are eliminating any areas where group gatherings are encouraged.




What time can car show participants leave?


For the safety of the public, we ask that you stay until the event ends at 3:00 PM. If you must leave, please notify event staff to clear traffic.




Is there judging this year?


Unfortunateley, due to logistics affected by the shutdown, there will be no judging this year.




Is there car show check-in?


You must arrive at the vehicle check-in (see map) between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. At vehicle check-in, you will present your temporary window tag to event staff. Your temporary tag will be replaced with a new special event tag. Groups will be sent from check-in to The National WWI Museum and Memorial every 30 minutes. Upon arrival you will be assisted by our event parking staff onto the field where you will park your vehicle the remainder of the event. If you have a vehicle trailer, please go to vehicle check-in first unless previously arranged with event staff.




When does registration close?


Online registration closes on July 15th or when it sells out. There is no day-of vehicle registration.




Is there trailer parking?


Trailer parking is available on the south end of the car show field. Unless previously arranged, car show participants will need to check-in at the designated area (see map) before parking trailers for the remainder of the day. Event staff will assist you once you are on the car show field. Please do not leave your trailer outside of the designated area (see map). You may be
fined or towed.




Where can I find a map of the event field?


You can view the event map here.




How big is my vehicle space?


Registered vehicles get approximately a 11 ft x 20 ft space to park their vehicle.




What should I receive with registration?


You will receive an email with a printable temporary vehicle tag prior to the event with additional event details. At vehicle check-in (see map) on the day of the event, you will show your temporary vehicle tag to event staff which will then be replaced with a special event tag.




Can I purchase more tickets with my registration?


You can purchase additional tickets here.




Is there a VIP or Invitational area?


Unfortunately, due to logistics affected by the shutdown, there will be no VIP or Invitational areas this year.




What are the event hours?


The event opens to the public at 10 AM and ends at 3 PM. All car show participants will need to be on the field no later than 9:30 AM.




What is the event address?


The National WWI Museum and Memorial address is 2 Memorial Drive Kansas City, MO 64108.




What safety precautions are you taking?


We are following all recommendations set by Kansas City, MO and The National WWI Museum and Memorial. We will: -Have several sanitation stations -Wear personal protective equipment -Give car show participants extra space to spread out -Mark any areas with high traffic with 6ft distance markers -Eliminate areas where people are encouraged to gather (shade tents, live music, etc.) -Reduce or eliminate distribution of sale items (t-shirts) and paper items (flyers/give-aways) We encourage: -Cashless transactions -Use of guidelines as defined by the CDC, or as appropriate




Is there spectator parking?


Parking is available on Kessler Rd, around the "U" shaped drive, and in the east parking lot (off Kessler Rd). Handicap parking is available in front of the Museum.





 

Insurance Questions

I already have insurance. What can the DPC model do for me?


Simply put, we can offer much more than just a personal relationship with your doctor. This model saves time; the one commodity that none of us are getting more of. We save you time with our streamlined appointment process, In-House Medication refills, and Technology visits. Dr. Hampton can offer you more of his time. This means more time to listen, ask questions, to think about your problems, to promptly return phone calls, to relay test results personally, and time to discuss wellness. The DPC model removes the middleman from the doctor’s office. It is like having a doctor as part of the family AND you don’t even have to wash scrubs! Changing from a “Gold” plan to a “Bronze” plan can save you a significant amount of money per month. The savings with that switch could pay for our monthly membership fee. Our model is designed to take care of the majority of your health care.




Do you take patients with Medicare or Medicaid?


As of now, we can not take patients with Medicare or Medicaid. This will change in the future. We would love to take down your information so you can be part of our DPC Family one day! Dr. Hampton is passionate about cost-effective, patient-centered care and he truly believes that Medicare patients can save a significant amount of money with this model.




Do I still need to have insurance if I become a member?


Yes, we do recommend that you have insurance for catastrophic events but we do not require it. Switching from a regular plan to a high deductible plan usually covers the cost of the annual membership. We have the TIME to take care of 80% of your healthcare needs.




Why would I pay for insurance and also for this model?


In the current system, you are most likely already paying twice for your healthcare. Everyone pays the first time via a monthly premium for their insurance plan and the second time is when you pay anything in addition to those premiums, like copays, prescriptions, etc. In response to rising deductibles, every patient will pay 100% out of pocket for medical care and/or medications. Deductibles can vary among different plans. Some families end up paying as much as $5000 out of pocket until their insurance kicks in. Therefore, individuals are paying full value for less than optimal care. In addition, a patient must pay a copay for every visit to the doctor (these are included in our membership model). One of the best analogies we can offer is the following: Using your health insurance to pay for your primary care is similar to using your car insurance to get an oil change. DPC offers you to be part of a “club” that makes the whole primary care game much easier and less expensive.




Are there any exemptions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in regards to Direct Primary Care?


Under the ACA, individuals enrolled in a direct primary care medical home are required to only have insurance that covers what is not covered in the direct primary care program. Section 10104 exempts patients who are enrolled in direct primary care from individual insurance mandates for primary care services if they have supplementary qualified coverage for other services. Individuals not enrolled in direct primary care are required under the ACA to have insurance that covers primary care. You can satisfy the Affordable care act (ACA/Obamacare) requirement of a “Medical home” when you combine your membership with catastrophic health insurance.





 

Just so you know

I already have insurance. What can the DPC model do for me?


Simply put, we can offer much more than just a personal relationship with your doctor. This model saves time; the one commodity that none of us are getting more of. We save you time with our streamlined appointment process, In-House Medication refills, and Technology visits. Dr. Hampton can offer you more of his time. This means more time to listen, ask questions, to think about your problems, to promptly return phone calls, to relay test results personally, and time to discuss wellness. The DPC model removes the middleman from the doctor’s office. It is like having a doctor as part of the family AND you don’t even have to wash scrubs! Changing from a “Gold” plan to a “Bronze” plan can save you a significant amount of money per month. The savings with that switch could pay for our monthly membership fee. Our model is designed to take care of the majority of your health care.




Do you take patients with Medicare or Medicaid?


As of now, we can not take patients with Medicare or Medicaid. This will change in the future. We would love to take down your information so you can be part of our DPC Family one day! Dr. Hampton is passionate about cost-effective, patient-centered care and he truly believes that Medicare patients can save a significant amount of money with this model.




Do I still need to have insurance if I become a member?


Yes, we do recommend that you have insurance for catastrophic events but we do not require it. Switching from a regular plan to a high deductible plan usually covers the cost of the annual membership. We have the TIME to take care of 80% of your healthcare needs.




Why would I pay for insurance and also for this model?


In the current system, you are most likely already paying twice for your healthcare. Everyone pays the first time via a monthly premium for their insurance plan and the second time is when you pay anything in addition to those premiums, like copays, prescriptions, etc. In response to rising deductibles, every patient will pay 100% out of pocket for medical care and/or medications. Deductibles can vary among different plans. Some families end up paying as much as $5000 out of pocket until their insurance kicks in. Therefore, individuals are paying full value for less than optimal care. In addition, a patient must pay a copay for every visit to the doctor (these are included in our membership model). One of the best analogies we can offer is the following: Using your health insurance to pay for your primary care is similar to using your car insurance to get an oil change. DPC offers you to be part of a “club” that makes the whole primary care game much easier and less expensive.




Are there any exemptions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in regards to Direct Primary Care?


Under the ACA, individuals enrolled in a direct primary care medical home are required to only have insurance that covers what is not covered in the direct primary care program. Section 10104 exempts patients who are enrolled in direct primary care from individual insurance mandates for primary care services if they have supplementary qualified coverage for other services. Individuals not enrolled in direct primary care are required under the ACA to have insurance that covers primary care. You can satisfy the Affordable care act (ACA/Obamacare) requirement of a “Medical home” when you combine your membership with catastrophic health insurance.





 

Statistics

Savings

 

Claims DatA

An independent academic reviewer looked at claims data and found that patients in a direct primary care practice working with a large union trust in Atlantic City NJ had 25% lower outpatient utilization, 48% less ER visits, and 41% fewer hospital admissions than patients in a matched control group. This translated into a 12.3% net lower total cost of care, even after taking into account the higher primary care costs than in usual practices.

 

% Change with utilizilation of DPC

A study of the DPC Clinic Qliance revealed the following changes when utilizing

the DPC Model

 

-35% fewer hospitalizations

 -65% Emergency Department visits

  -66% fewer specialist visits

 -82% fewer surgeries

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