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DENVER , Aug. 23, Paladina Health, an innovative physician-access model of health care that improves patient care and satisfaction, today announced it has closed a $165 million growth equity funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from new investors Oak HC/FT , Alta Partners , Greenspring Associates and other strategic investors.

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Teilen Drucken DENVER , Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Paladina Health, an innovative physician-access model of health care that improves patient care and satisfaction, today announced it has closed a $165 million growth equity funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from new investors Oak HC/FT , Alta Partners , Greenspring Associates and other strategic investors.

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DaVita Inc. ( NYSE: DVA ), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States , today released a recap of major accomplishments for the company in 2016, marking its 16th year bringing quality of life to patients and teammates around the world.

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DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today released a recap of major accomplishments for the company in 2016, marking its 16 th year bringing quality of life to patients and teammates around the world.

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Dr. Max Lebow examines the ear of 4-year-old Charlotte Anderson at Reliant Immediate Care in Los Angeles. Charlotte's mom brought her to the urgent care clinic because Charlotte was having balance problems.
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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.

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Direct primary care offers a powerful opportunity to move away from fee-for-service healthcare payments. Paladina Health, among others, is operating in Wisconsin—and nationwide to lead this transformation. 

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This summer, Medicare announced plans to revisit a proposal that will offer physicians special payment for discussing end-of-life care with patients. While the topic is notorious for its role in the heated “death panels” debate, it is worth considering at another level. Fee-for-service payment arrangements, which are all but ubiquitous in U.S. health care, have led to the current system of paying providers piecemeal for each procedure or service.

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While the recently passed "doc fix" directly impacts Medicare payments, it also has implications for the way employers realize value in their healthcare supply chains. 

The "doc fix" represents a further shift away from fee-for-service healthcare to "fee-for-value" healthcare, shifting the incentives that lead to high-volume, high-cost healthcare.

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