By combining the medical home program and a self-funded plan design, public sector employers covered by Paladina Health are able to provide high quality healthcare and bring down healthcare costs for their entire workforce.
Patient experience is one of the three metrics that Paladina Health physicians are measured by, the other two being patient health outcomes and cost savings. This case study explores how the Paladina Health Medical Home is an ideal way for an employer to improve their employee's patient experience.
Arvada, Colo., with a population of roughly 108,000, faces the same challenge as many public sector employers — controlling healthcare costs while providing benefits. The city employs approximately 700 individuals and covers approximately 1,500 total members on its self-funded health benefits plan.
On-site clinics help promote worker health and wellness
Workplace clinics have come a long way from serving mainly as occupational clinics for workers' acute care medical needs. Today's employer-sponsored on-site clinic is “a total population health management solution, not only treating acute conditions but also providing disease management and wellness, tobacco cessation and group support,” said Paula Andersen, director of Buck Consultants L.L.C.'s national clinical practice in Cincinnati. “It also might include dental, pediatric care, physical therapy, radiology and pharmacy. The clinics are becoming more of a one-stop shop.”