New England Direct Primary Care Alliance

Annual Spring Meeting Held May 11

On May 11, 2019, the NEDPCA members met at the York Harbor Inn in York, ME for a business meeting and social hour. Elections were held. Congratulations are in order for L. Jack Forbush, D.O., our new president, Michael Ciampi, M.D., president elect, Peter Sacchetti, M.D., treasurer, and Eric Kropp, M.D., secretary. Thank you to our immediate past president, Carmela Mancini, D.O., and Brian Pierce, M.D., outgoing treasurer. A great time was had by all!



In March 2019, Dr. Brian Pierce and Dr. Michael Ciampi testified in front of the Joint Insurance Committee in favor of LD 1397, a bill which would prohibit insurance companies from denying or reducing payments for referrals made by DPC physicians for their patients based on the out of network status of the DPC physician. Dr. L. Jack Forbush also submitted written testimony. The bill left the committee with an ‘ought to pass’ recommendation!