Direct Primary Care offers increased patient access, extended time with the doctor, and physician-led healthcare navigation for a remarkably affordable flat monthly fee. Rates typically range between $59 - $89 a month per employee, and DPC isn’t prone to large annual premium increases like the traditional healthcare model.
When incorporated into a self-funded plan, healthcare claims are easier to manage, and the total package is typically lower in cost than traditional insurance. In fact, studies show that savings as a percentage can be in the double digits.
For employers who offer traditional high-deductible health insurance, adding DPC provides real value and savings indirectly.
Direct Primary Care provides employees a high level of accessibility to a personal, concierge-like physician. It offers greater convenience with same-day or next-day in-office appointments and longer visit times. Plus, with its Virtual DPC component, similar to an enhanced form of telemedicine, patients can communicate with their physician through email, phone, text or video-conference from work or home. This means that employees miss less time at work when needing to consult with their personal doctor. These benefits are especially valuable for employees with chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Beyond improved accessibility and longer visit times, which strengthen the bond of the primary care relationship, there are no copays or deductibles to meet, which encourages employees to see their doctor when needed. DPC helps keep employees healthy by addressing healthcare issues as they are smoldering and before they become a fire. The prevention, ongoing management and addressing of acute health issues as they arise helps to keep employees functioning optimally.
The lower cost of the DPC model of healthcare allows companies to increase their benefits package and allows smaller companies to offer healthcare benefits where they couldn’t otherwise. The level of care that DPC provides offers employees and their families an exceptionally high service standard in personal healthcare – one that they will appreciate. With unlimited access to their doctor, employees experience deeper, more productive doctor/patient relationships that are unheard of in the current insurance-based clinic environment.
An example of lab pricing for our members vs other practices
Other traditional medical practices bill through insurance and typically insurance doesn't cover 100%. That means that patients get surprise bills after the visit and typically spend a lot more on labs and imaging than when they join our DPC. It is shocking when you see the price difference and just how much more our members save. When you enroll your employees in our DPC, these savings will be passed onto your employees and their medical care will be much more affordable.
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