Corporate & Small Business
Studies show that patients enrolled in direct primary care practices have 59 percent fewer ER visits, spend 30 percent fewer days admitted to the hospital and are referred to specialists 62 percent less often.
What is direct primary care?
Direct primary care is the practice of delivering high-quality health care to employees through near-site, onsite or shared multi-employer clinics independent of traditional employer-sponsored insurance. Compared to traditional primary care, employers find direct primary care offers a better experience, more comprehensive care and lower costs.
What would direct primary care mean for my employees?
We often hear patients make stark contrasts between what they are used to and the type of care they receive in a direct primary care setting. Many employees are frustrated with what they're used to in a traditional setting. For the time and effort employees invest in seeking medical care, they don?t get much in return.
Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care estimates that it takes an average of 121 minutes each time a patient seeks medical care, including 37 minutes of travel time and 84 minutes at the clinic.
Out of those 121 minutes, patients spend 8-12 minutes face-to-face with their doctor. That?s less than 10% of the total time patients invest in seeking care.
Direct primary care flips this narrative. A smaller patient pool (typically 800 depending on membership age) and lower administrative burden allow providers to spend as much time as necessary with each patient whether it's a 45-minute discussion of multiple issues or a quick phone call. Clinics also accept same-day appointments and have no wait to see the provider.
This drastic change in experience can have life-changing impacts on patient health. Employees are more willing to seek out care for chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure when they know their doctor will listen to them and work with them to develop a plan of action.
Employees also welcome the immediate financial savings at the point of care: employees pay nothing out-of-pocket to use the clinic.
We understand that choosing health care benefits is a huge and sometimes intimidating and confusing responsibility as a business owner. We are here to answer your questions about DPC and to simplify the process.
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Comparing East Memphis Direct Primary Care
To a Traditional Medical Practice
|VISIT TYPE||TRADITIONAL COST||YOUR COST|
|Routine Office Visit||$150/Visit||Included|
|Same day sick/injury visit||$450/Visit||Included|
|Virtual Consult with Marie Ford||Not Available||Included|
|School physical/Sports physical||$100||Included|
|Family Planning visit||$150||Included|
|Weight Loss Coaching/Consult||$250/hr.||Included|
|Chronic Disease Management (diabetes,hypertension etc.)||$200/Visit||Included|
|Removal of minor lesions||$250||Included|
|Skin Biopsy (does not include $250 included pathology fee||$250||Included|