I'm Back! 1) Why Wyoming, 2) More research soon, 3) Website Updates

To all my blog readers in the DPC community - please accept my apologies for the long gap between posts.  I run of conferences recently finished and I am finally finding the time to make some needed updates to DPCFrontier.  I have some major updates to share.

First - I am often asked why I chose to move to Wyoming when I had no prior connections to the state.  My response to this question was just published in the Nov/Dec version of the West Virginia Medical Journal (pages 8-9).  I'd be happy to hear your thoughts about this in the forums.  

Second - One week from today a comprehensive DPC research manucript entitled "Direct Primary Care Practice Distribution and Cost Across the Nation" will be published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  It should serve as a resource for the entire DPC community when speaking with policy makers and other interested parties about the model. As you might have notices, we do not have too many academic articles available at present.  

Third - I have added a few new events (things tend to quiet down in the winter season).  Please let me know if any are missing.  A new version of the mapper should be up in the next few days.  I am also making a more concerted effort to add detail to each state page, including the most relevant portions of the insurance code, HMO, and similar concerning language when available.  By way of example, check out the detail on the Alaska page.  Eventually I'll get to every state - if you have a priority request - feel free to let me know in the forums.

Finally, I find myself more and more short on time.  If you or someone you know would like to play an active role in DPC Frontier - please shoot me an email (phil@dpcfrontier.com)- especially if you have coding (squarespace) experience or are interested in research collaboration.