This month the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) issued an update to their longitudinal study of the impact of patient-centered medical homes on healthcare costs and quality. On February 2nd, they shared the information with the bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus on Capitol Hill to help lawmakers assess implications for Medicare payment reform.
Paladina Health Vice President of National Business Development, Karen Hjerleid, explains why employers and benefit advisers are increasingly looking at onsite and near-site clinics as a means of bending the trend of rising healthcare costs and poor outcomes.
Healthcare costs continue to skyrocket in the U.S. despite government regulations aimed at moving us towards a more value-based healthcare reimbursement model. According to the Milliman Medical Index, the average total healthcare cost for a family of four including both employer and employee spending has risen 167 percent since 2002 from $9,235 to $24,671. These increases have negatively impacted both employer profitability and employee disposable income in a big way.
Since 2009 the number of freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) has more than doubled from approximately 200 to nearly 500. Yet, during the same period, there has been widespread reporting on the overuse of expensive emergency room (ER) care, and many provisions were built into the Affordable Care Act to incent plans and providers to adopt programs that provide lower cost alternatives to ER use for patients.
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For busy, working families, Paladina Health offers an opportunity to save on things like co-pays and co-insurance, and to pay less overall on out-of-pocket costs. Hear from patients Tonia, Sandra, Lee and Lauren how Paladina Health helped them save money while improving their access to healthcare and relationship with an experienced primary care doctor.
Hear from Sandra—a Paladina Health patient—how Paladina Health helps save her money and peace of mind.
I would describe Paladina Health as a very unique approach to healthcare in the modern era. Paladina Health is really reminiscent of what old-time country doctors used to be. They knew you from birth to death. They knew your families and who you were. In the modern era we may not have that kind of relationship. This is such a refreshing approach to healthcare because it's our modernized country doctor feel, and there has been no catch.