Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a rapidly growing health care model, not only for individuals and families, but for businesses, too.
DPC is a membership based healthcare model. It’s a lot like a gym membership or unlimited cellular and data phone service where you make monthly payments in exchange for full access. For an affordable monthly fee, your DPC family doctor will take care of all the primary health needs for your family, from your annual exam to stitching up your child’s finger, and everything in between.
Anytime you need help, your doctor is just a phone call, text, or email away. Many DPC doctors will also draw your labs and handle your medications right in house, for little or no additional cost. Read more about all the Benefits of Direct Primary Care to learn why this membership based healthcare model is so popular.
In the last few years, more and more studies have emerged that demonstrate the value of membership based healthcare, like this one published by Milliman group in conjunction with the Society of Actuaries in May 2020. In short, DPC saves employers and employees a lot of money.
These cost savings, along with overwhelmingly positive experiences with DPC doctors, have led to businesses including DPC as part of their benefits package. Some businesses even use health benefit plans that are built on a foundation of direct primary care because the model is so affordable, controls secondary costs, and employees love the relationship based care they receive.
These DPC based health plans can be used by businesses of all sizes: self employed individuals, small businesses, and large self-funded companies. Recent data in our company reveals 50% savings* in premiums is possible; plus no copay, coinsurance, or deductibles for employees.
Let’s face it. Employer-sponsored healthcare has gotten out of control.
Cost no longer leads to value; over-utilization is rewarded; access is difficult; and customer experience is at an all time low. Plus, conventional doctors are burned out, too busy with high volume practices and paperwork, and equally frustrated by the maze created by the current system. This is frustrating for everybody.
Employers need lower healthcare costs, improved experience for their employees and families, and high value benefits that attract high quality employees.
Employees and their families need high value healthcare that doesn’t eat up their take home pay, improved accessibility to care; and the experience needs to feel better.
Doctors need to slow down and return to practicing the art of medicine and caring for their patients as whole people without the distraction of performance incentives and mounds of paperwork.
Direct primary care is designed to return to an older model of healthcare, where doctors and patients have time and space for a relationship, where patients feel valued and cared for, and where the cost of care is appropriate and conscientiously controlled.
It’s time to redefine how we do healthcare. Want to learn more about how to redefine how your business does healthcare? Reach out today!
- Jill Butryn MD
*Case study of corporate client who saved 51.1% on premiums for similar product switching from conventional high deductible plan to Table Health DPC Complete product.
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