Healthcare Solutions for Employers
Direct Primary Care offers a host of health benefits, but employers have a unique opportunity to realize substantial financial savings as well. Particularly when paired with a self-insured or level-insured solution, we have found consistent and substantial savings for employers of all sizes even as employee satisfaction with benefits consistently and dramatically improves.
Because each solution is unique, we welcome the chance to work with each employer to help build a total healthcare and insurance package. Packages start at around $40 per employee per month and can grow to be an integrated part of a larger insurance policy. To learn more, contact Rudi at Rudi@HickoryDPC.com or give him a call at 937-404-2489.
How Direct Primary Care Works
Direct primary care refocuses on patient-physician relationships as a source of health and wellness rather than the inefficiencies that grow out of the current system of check-boxes and programs. There is no fee-for-services, but rather a flat regular rate that allows the doctor to be available to patients and to serve the specific needs of employers.
This approach has correlated with decreased waiting times for patients (and consequently improved attendance at work) as well as more active engagement in preventive medicine. Taken together, these have a range of healthcare benefits and cost saving implications. Interpersonally, the benefits are even more pronounced. Limited size of the patient panel and the elimination of the hassles of insurance documentation/billing allow for 30 minutes or more for appointments with a physician who does not bring a computer into the exam room. Wait times are usually less than one minute.
In an article on Direct Primary Care in Time magazine, cost savings were estimated to be between 15% and 30% with over 95% of patients expressing satisfaction with their experience (December 22, 2014.) In another analysis of Direct Primary Care, the Heritage Foundation reports a savings of over $2,500 per patient per year over traditional care with dramatically better outcomes including substantial decreases in admissions to hospitals, surgeries, and use of specialists (August 6, 2014).