Part one: What is direct primary care and why should employers pay attention to it
Why employers seeking to control healthcare costs and provide differentiated health benefits are turning to direct primary care, combined with a medical home program
The direct primary care healthcare delivery mechanism for primary care providers continues to evolve in the industry, moving from individual , concierge-style, practice conversions to full-scale medical home programs available to large organizations on a fixed fee or membership b
At Paladina Health, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many thought leaders in healthcare. One thought leader I always learn something new from is Rick Gantt, Area Vice President for Gallagher Benefit Services. I had the chance to sit down with Rick recently to talk healthcare benefit design—drawing on his more than 20 years of experience in healthcare innovation.
Expanding VIP care: New concierge doc models focus on employers, with some offering specialists
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 19, 2015
Dr. Louis Malinow had become increasingly dissatisfied with the amount of time he had with patients in his family medicine practice in Baltimore. He was rushing through as many as 30 patients a day. “I knew there was a better way to practice,” Malinow said.
BREMERTON — For employees of Skookum Contract Services, a trip to the doctor could soon mean a walk down the hall.
Skookum, a nonprofit that employs people with disabilities to provide contract services to businesses and government agencies, just finished work on a small clinic built into one side of its Auto Center Way headquarters. Skookum will contract with Paladina Health to staff the clinic with a part-time physician, who will provide primary care to Skookum employees, with an emphasis on preventive care.
Many employers feel powerless to control healthcare costs driven by the fee-for-service healthcare system. To reduce or contain healthcare costs, look outside of the fee-for-service payment structure and change this upside-down incentive dynamic.
By leveraging innovative care models, such as direct primary care other value-based payment mechanisms, we can begin to control healthcare costs—and move the needle on long-term negative health outcomes and cascading healthcare costs down the line.
One of the biggest contributing factors to the primary physician shortage is doctor burnout. Today's primary care physician is forced to work in an overwhelming and too often unrewarding medical environment. Here's why many modern doctors are burning out at an alarming rate.
The Paladina Health Medical Home's Impact on Cost & Quality
This annual report highlights recently published clinical, quality, and financial outcomes of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiatives from across the United States.